“You can’t teach standup comedy. If you could, you would see a lot more Asians doing it.”
This quote is from the super-awesome Emo Philips, who I worked with 20+ years ago in Chicago, when he was using his real name, Phil Soltanec.
A written quote is an incredibly lame substitute for seeing Emo in person, but here’s an example of his material:
“When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized, the Lord doesn’t work that way. So I just stole one and asked Him to forgive me … and I got it!”
Here’s an excerpt from a show that Emo did several years ago at the Hasty Pudding: