Shelley Berman
FameRank: 5

"Sheldon "Shelley" Berman" is an American comedian, actor, writer, teacher, lecturer, philanthropist, and poet.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous comedians! More Shelley Berman on Wikipedia.

One of the greatest humorists of the last half-century.

How do you tell how a man has been funny? How do you do the sound of his voice? The turn of his face? But I will tell you he was as funny as any man I've ever seen.

Few, very few, will ever be able to craft a joke as beautifully as Pat. He was able to just make it all happen. I don't think he was great at telling them, but he was sure great at putting them down.

I was concerned about `who am I?' to the audience. So when they (the filmmakers) said, `We'll follow you,' I bit. I insisted on the right to approve the rough cut. So there I was, safe, everything fine.

Suddenly, we were moving.

It's great conversation. In the industry, it's great talk.

If I asked for a (stage) light, it was not an ask but a demand. If I demanded, I was having a fit.

We were sitting watching television, had finished a nice dinner, everything was fine. Other people were in serious trouble. Then suddenly, we were moving.

When he was sitting with you, would he be witty? No.