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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My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job.
I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
To you I'm an atheist to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.