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I am somehow allowed by the universe to do exactly what I want to do to make a living.

Kyle Kinane

I don’t want to make it a hard, fast rule, but it’s surprising how many ‘fun for the whole family’ acts are real scumbags. The people that confess they’re scumbags on stage are generally really great people. They’re more honest with the audience with who they are.

Kyle Kinane

I know what I like, and I’m not trying to adapt to new things.

Kyle Kinane

I like to challenge myself not to be negative, because it’s easy to take comedy to a negative place and criticize the outside world. Trying to praise something through comedy or be appreciative and making jokes about it is more challenging than cutting things down.

Kyle Kinane

I now get to have the life I wanted when I was 18 years old. Now, I’m like, ‘I can buy any skateboard I want.’

Kyle Kinane

I still love a well-crafted joke. Twitter’s been great for that.

Kyle Kinane

I think I told my parents I wanted to be a writer, just so they’d kind of think I had some direction in life. It made it easier to pick out classes at college, like, ‘Oh, this is writing classes, that’s what I’m doing.’

Kyle Kinane

I think the problems with comedians that are political, and there are some brilliant ones, are the ones that offer no solutions. Not that there’s a moral obligation for a comic to fix things, but I like to see a comic that’s upset about something and offer a solution. It can be a funny solution. I like to see the thought process.

Kyle Kinane

I try to stay away from calling people nerds or whatever, because I’ve got my own fetishes and interests.

Kyle Kinane

I was raised Catholic in the Midwest, so I can’t enjoy anything.

Kyle Kinane

I’m glad I’m a comedian. Otherwise, my life would just be a series of undocumented low points.

Kyle Kinane

I’m hardly a known name, but I don’t want to go, like, ‘Oh, people call me a storyteller comedian, let me just go up and just talk about my day.’ I don’t want that to happen.

Kyle Kinane

In 2007, I had on-paper success. I got to go to that Aspen comedy festival, which was pretty exclusive, I guess. Then I did Carson Daly. That was enough validation.

Kyle Kinane

My theory on politics is no one really knows how it works, so I choose not to comment on stuff too outside of my league.

Kyle Kinane

Nobody mountain bikes anymore – or ever did – in comedy, so I have to go by myself.

Kyle Kinane

Sometimes I realize halfway through a story, I’m like, ‘Why would anyone care about this? It’s uninteresting.’

Kyle Kinane

Sometimes your dreams come true, and it’s a real drag.

Kyle Kinane

The category I come closest to is ‘lumberjack hipster.’

Kyle Kinane

The exciting part about life is finding out what you can’t do, because you don’t find out until you try to do something and you’re stopped.

Kyle Kinane

The time that I have on this earth should just be filled with good times.

Kyle Kinane

When I lived in Chicago, I didn’t like it. It’s nice to visit.

Kyle Kinane

Young writers take themselves very seriously in college.

Kyle Kinane

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