"Work hard at your show and make sure it is tight. Then do a proper budget and business plan early to manage your expenditure."
"Since 2016 there seem to be more audience members sitting on the right as opposed to the left but don’t read too much into that."
"I write my own material so I find myself struggling between what I want to include in the show, what I think will help tell the story best, and what I think I should include because its topical or trending."
"At 17 I met David O’ Doherty and seeing his comedy made me feel like comedy could be exciting and warm and friendly. Sadly, he lost the BBC new comedy awards to me and he has never let it go."
"More niche audiences are coming out to see things, which means a group like ours which has a pretty minimal amount of straight white men has been able to find success."
"We have a really annoying conservative minister in New Zealand who often is saying really frustrating things publicly, and that will always inspire me to create something quite gay in response."
"I'm an entertainer, not a social commentator. I like those who do that style if it's done well. I just want to make people laugh and tell a great yarn."
I just talk about what I want to talk about and I feel no pressure to say anything.
"I am not the Clive Anderson who tweets very day about Brexit, or the Clive Anderson who writes about the Bible or the Clive Anderson who runs an auction hose in America."
"I finished high school, didn’t go to university and moved to the UK on a one-way ticket when I was 18, where I immediately began bar work (because I love breaking those Aussie-abroad stereotypes)."
"The honest answer is I don’t know. I’ve realised that’s one of the smartest answers you can give sometimes apart from on exam questions."
"When I go into my gay jokes in some rooms, they feel it as a political attack when it’s purely me trying to discuss my life. That sentiment has increased in certain rooms over the past 4 years."
"Edinburgh Fringe gets into your bones, you breathe it in every morning and shit it out at night. It’s beautiful and exhausting and all-encompassing and unique."
"I was desperate for attention and performing seemed like the best way to earn a living and get the attention I craved as a show off."
"Number one piece of advice: don't go until you KNOW you are ready. The biggest mistake is someone doing their first hour too early."
"Tea on set often tastes faintly of fish, I’ve never understood why... Something to do with the urns. "
"I prefer to take a moment to reflect on my thoughts and try and see every side of the equation before and if I commentate. I believe in today’s society people are to swift to react."
"Politics wasn’t really something Americans cared about prior to 2016, whereas now people really do care and for good reason, it just doesn’t make them laugh."