Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American film director, writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning films. He began his career writing material for television in the 1950s, mainly Your Show of Shows (1950–1954) working alongside Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, and Neil Simon. He also published several books featuring short stories and wrote humor pieces for The New Yorker. In the early 1960s, he performed as a stand-up comedian in Greenwich Village alongside Lenny Bruce, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, and Joan Rivers. There he developed a monologue style and the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful nebbish. He released three comedy albums during the mid to late 1960s, earning a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album nomination for his 1964 comedy album entitled simply Woody Allen. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Allen fourth on a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, while a UK survey ranked Allen the third-greatest comedian.
Woody Allen Quotes
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
I have bad reflexes. I was once run over by a car being pushed by two guys.
I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
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