'I'm Here to Make People Laugh. Life's No Rehearsal.'

“I saw my mother sitting in the chair crying. And I came in and asked my mother why was she crying. And she said, “Nothing, son.” I wiped her face off, and I began to cry. And Ed Sullivan introduced Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby came out and he did a routine about snakes in the bathroom. My mother began to laugh and cry at the same time. Then I started laughing. I saw the joy on my mother’s face, and when Bill Cosby got through, I said, “Mom, that’s what I’m going to be. I’m going to be a comedian. I’m going to make people laugh, so you ain’t ever got to cry again.'” – Bernie Mac on The Charlie Rose Show – May 23, 2002 (part 2 | part 3)

“I’m going to be myself. I do what I do, and let the dice fall where they may. I’m here to make people laugh. Life’s no rehearsal. This is showtime! And every time I touch that mic, I’m coming to play!” – Ebony interview, 2003

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