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.
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I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.
I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.
I ran into Isosceles. He had a great idea for a new triangle!
Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.
Marriage is the death of hope.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Right now it's only a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it into a concept, and later turn it into an idea.
My grandfather was a very insignificant man, actually. At his funeral his hearse followed the other cars.
It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.