"Eventually I learned to modulate [my rants] a little. Build some peaks and valleys. And now that I give them more valleys, and don't yell as much, they go, 'He got tired.' Idiots." - Lewis Black Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT hide caption

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"I really thought I'd make a living at [playwriting]. Which was psychotic!" - Lewis Black Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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