40 Incredible Bill Hader Quotes

Which are the best Bill Hader quotes?

Bill Hader is an American actor, writer, and comedian who is well known for a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’, and from roles in movies like ‘Adventureland’ and ‘Superbad’.

Bill has starred in the HBO series ‘Barry’ which he also created. The role has earned him two ‘Emmy Awards’ for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series’. He also previously won an Emmy for his writing work on ‘South Park’.

Here’s a collection of the most incredible Bill Hader quotes:


40 Incredible Bill Hader Quotes

1. “Comedy is incredibly hard. You have to be loose. You have to be not afraid to fail.” – Bill Hader

2. “I just did this movie with Kristin Wiig called ‘The Skeleton Twins.’ That’s a straight drama. We play estranged twins, and I end up moving in with her and her husband, played by Luke Wilson. But it’s a drama, and the Duplass Brothers produced it and this great guy, Craig Johnson, directed it. And that was great, you know?” – Bill Hader

3. “I remember seeing ‘Spinal Tap’ at a young age and being like, ‘That’s how you perform comedy.’” – Bill Hader

4. “I was never that good on stage with live improv. I was much better on film or writing something and then thinking about it. I was too in my head when I was on stage.” – Bill Hader

5. “If a guy doesn’t like a funny girl, something is wrong with him.” – Bill Hader

6. “Oddly enough, I have really bad stage fright – getting up in front of people. And I made a living going on live television.” – Bill Hader

7. “To be totally honest? I don’t know if I’ll keep doing more impressions. People told me I had a facility for it, and I was like, ‘Okay, I’m the impression guy.’ So you imagine the cast at ‘SNL’ is an A-Team, and you’ve got the explosives guy, and I’m the impression guy.” – Bill Hader


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8. “Yeah, improvising only really works 100% when you’re with somebody.” – Bill Hader


9. “As far as post-‘SNL’ career, whatever kind of comes my way that looks interesting, I’ll do it, you know?” – Bill Hader

10. “I got invited to the Playboy Mansion with the Lonely Island guys after their first season on ‘SNL,’ and I sat in the corner drinking coffee and talking to Akiva Schaffer about what aspect ratio he was going to shoot ‘Hot Rod’ in. Like, that’s what we talk about.” – Bill Hader

11. “I really enjoyed playing Vinny Vedecci, the Italian talk show host. He was the first character I ever came up with where I gave him a name and a way of dressing.” – Bill Hader

12. “I was at Second City L.A., going through the conservatory, and I graduated in 2004 and I got ‘SNL’ in 2005.” – Bill Hader

13. “I’ve always admired Jeff Bridges. I really like how one can never get a handle on what he’s doing.” – Bill Hader

14. “My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, in the middle of nowhere, and I’m sitting on this deserted beach, and I see one lone person walking along the shore. He walks right up to me and says, ‘I love ‘Laser Cats,’ and then just walks away.” – Bill Hader

15. “There are some really funny women at ‘SNL,’ man.” – Bill Hader

16. “When you’re performing, you’re playing to the back row. With acting, you have to be more nuanced.” – Bill Hader

17. “All the stories have to do with emotion. Emotion is driving everything.” – Bill Hader


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18. “”I don’t think I could do what Woody Allen or Clint Eastwood or Ben Stiller do, where they direct a movie and they star in it. I would just be like, Oh, I don’t even want to look at my face.” – Bill Hader


19. “I moved out to L.A. to be a filmmaker or director. I didn’t even think about doing comedy or even acting. I wanted to be like Paul Thomas Anderson or Wes Anderson, but I wasn’t going to a lot of comedy.” – Bill Hader

20. “I was always self-conscious about the fact that I didn’t have as much comedy experience as other people at ‘SNL,’ and I kept thinking they were going to realize they’d made a mistake by hiring me.” – Bill Hader

21. “I’m never going to say, Well, I’m never going to do comedy again. I love comedies, and it’s what people know me for, so I love doing it… I don’t really think about it in terms of Well, I should do this because it’s comedy or drama.” – Bill Hader

22. “In the U.S., it’s like, you start with a great script, and then on set – not everybody, but definitely in the Apatow group – you go off, and you’re improvising on camera. So while you’re on camera, you’re saying things that no one else has ever heard before during the actual take.” – Bill Hader

23. “The State’ was a huge thing for me. I watched that and ‘SNL’ together when I was 15, 16.” – Bill Hader

24. “When it comes to comedy, it might be interesting to know why an airplane works, but really? Maybe it’s better not to know why certain things work. Just fly the thing, and if nothing falls apart, you’ll be fine.” – Bill Hader

25. “A person being patient with an insane person is my favorite thing in the world.” – Bill Hader

26. “Going to any loud place is terrible for me. I’m bad at loud restaurants.” – Bill Hader

27. “I loved growing up in Tulsa.” – Bill Hader


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28. “I took Second City out of desperation, and that’s what ended up working out. It shows that you should be doing a lot of different stuff, taking whatever opportunities are there, to see what works.” – Bill Hader


29. “I’m crazy lucky. I was trying to be a filmmaker. I was doing Second City classes as a way to be creative. I was a PA for a long time. I was working as an assistant editor on ‘Iron Chef America’ when I got ‘SNL.’ It was one of those situations where you’re concentrating in one thing and the peripheral thing popped.” – Bill Hader

30. “If you can’t forgive yourself, you think you’re never going to be able to forgive yourself.” – Bill Hader

31. “SNL’ is really hard to do when you’re single and living alone. And then it’s pretty tough when you’re married because you don’t see your spouse.” – Bill Hader

32. “When I got to Saturday Night Live, it was a lot like going from pre-school to Harvard, and it took a long time to figure stuff out.” – Bill Hader

33. “A lot of times I think people when they’re doing a movie that’s a family movie, they’re worried about this being too esoteric or too dark or too weird.” – Bill Hader

34. “Fred Armisen does a pretty good me.” – Bill Hader

35. “I like doing a lot of research, and then you get there, you’re in wardrobe, and then you’re just reacting to what the other person is doing. The other actor is reacting to what you’re doing, and it’s this great back and forth. Because you’ve done all this research, you can use some of it or throw a lot of it out. You can get lost in it.” – Bill Hader

36. “I started making little short films with friends, and then I decided I wanted to get into the school play in high school.” – Bill Hader

37. “I would say it wasn’t until my fourth season on ‘SNL’ where people or my agent was saying, ‘You’re an actor.’ I never thought of it that way.” – Bill Hader


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38. “If a movie doesn’t even have financing yet, they’ll do a table read for it at a casting director’s office with actors, for the producer and the writer, just to hear if the movie is working.” – Bill Hader


39. “Richard Grieco once asked for a bunch of M&M’s” – Bill Hader

40. “When ‘MacGruber’ came out, David Wain was one of the first people who publicly championed it.” – Bill Hader



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