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Steve Coogan – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Steve Coogan

 

I’m just attracted to playing people who are ostensible unlikable. That’s not to say that there’s something in there that makes you care. It might be that you just find them so awful that you just can’t stop watching, like a car crash.

– Steve Coogan


I am of the very last generation who didn’t have computers at school. As we grow old we’ll become something of an aberration.

– Steve Coogan


Actually, bizarrely, in America, I get more appreciation from the odd, unusual stuff I’ve done, almost because I’m not, if you like, famous in America as I am in England.

– Steve Coogan


I have never wanted to be famous, as such – fame is a by-product.

– Steve Coogan


But with comedy it’s a simple premise. If it’s funny, people laugh. If it’s not, they don’t.

– Steve Coogan


I think it’s always funny when you see kids do Shakespeare.

– Steve Coogan


If you are a great dramatic actor then you often don’t know if people are enjoying your stuff at all because they are sitting there in silence. But with comedy it’s a simple premise. If it’s funny, people laugh. If it’s not, they don’t.

– Steve Coogan


The great thing is that the funny side of getting old is fuel for my comedy.

– Steve Coogan


The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you’ve immediately halved the odds of it not being funny.

– Steve Coogan


I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success.

– Steve Coogan


If you start to disrespect the character you’re playing, or play it too much for laughs, that can work for a sketch, it will sell some gags, but it’s all technique. It’s like watching a juggler – you can be impressed by it, but it’s not going to touch you in any way.

– Steve Coogan