Harold Ramis interview from “And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft”.
This is so ridiculously true, especially the last 4 lines. Those are usually the decisions that drive me nuts but ultimately, you always go with the cut that brings the funny.
Harold Ramis seems like the nicest guy ever.
"I think a certain amount of alienation is helpful for a comic posture, for developing a comic view of the world. It’s easier as an outsider than someone in the mainstream…You need to feel like an outsider and a bit of a loser to get up there and so assertively express your own shortcomings and talk about your body parts or your most painful and difficult relationships." - Harold Ramis