Do not buy the ever-present fucking overwhelming, overarching overriding insistence in the country in the media of every form that because you’re a Christian you are morally superior to me. It’s nonsense, it doesn’t make any sense, and it’s disproven each and every day when you see the actions of these ‘Christians’.
- Greg Proops (via rippergiles)
"Every woman in the world has to be courageous, because they face the possibility of being paid less than men, being treated shittier than men, and being sexually harassed every goddam day of their goddam lives. And if men in this room aren’t down with that, you’re fucking diluted. ‘But what about men’s rights?’ Fuck you! Fuck your crappy men’s rights. Men have all the rights."
- Greg Proops (Smartest man in the world)
"The day that you make obtaining a gun as difficult as it is for a woman to obtain an abortion, then I’ll believe there’s some equity in this fucking world."
— Greg Proops, from The Smartest Man In The World Podcast Episode ‘Bread’ 23 June 2014 (x)
The things you promise yourself you’re going to do, you ought to do. And I don’t meant this in a glib, middle-class, bourgeois fucking way that you often see aphorisms on Facebook and on posters. For instance, my wife and I recently saw a poster that said, ‘if you don’t like your job, quit it.’ And it’s like, only a rich asshole would say that. If you don’t like your job, it might be because you’re stuck in that fucking job. So I never give that fucking free-floating, hippie bullshit, if you’ll pardon the expression, even though I’m down with hippie philosophy. I just mean it’s easy to say to people, ‘do what you want.’ People CAN’T do what they want. They’re constricted by the economics of their situation, the personal relationships of their situation; whatever it may be that’s led them to the situation they’re in, there’s often a million parameters around them that keep them from doing it. Having said that, the two things you can work on in your life are: the management of time, and yourself. And what I would say to myself is: stop being a dickwad, and getting high all the fucking time, and knuckle down and write that fucking thing you were supposed to fucking write, and don’t waste time. Time goes so fast. […] It’ll be eighteen years from now before you fucking know it. And I’ll be dead, but you guys need to do what you’re gonna do. Because of the age you guys are, you think time lasts forever and goes slow. Time goes fucking fast. You look at your mum and dad and you go, ‘I’ll never be your fucking age, and I’ll never think what you think.’ And then the next thing you know, you’re in a Ford Fiesta with a baby seat in the back, and barf everywhere, and Burger King wrappers, listening to Sade. […] It goes faster than you can possibly imagine. Don’t waste a minute of it. […] Time goes real fast, so get in everything you can. If you have the opportunity to travel, travel. If you have the opportunity to meet a lot of people, meet a lot of people. If you have the opportunity to learn a language, learn a fucking language. If you don’t play an instrument, learn to play an instrument. That’s all I’m saying. These are things you can do on your own, without economic pressures all around you and shit like that. That’s the advice I would give myself. […] Here’s the trick to what I just said: there’s no learning faster than you’re going to learn. And in the end, it’s all about learning. Every day I’m like, ‘why did I not fucking think of that? I’m so old!’
- Greg Proops, when asked what advice he would give himself eighteen years ago. “Burrs,” 27 May 2014, The Smartest Man in the World (x)
Clive Anderson returns to host and both Greg Proops and Stephen Frost will be part of the entire run (YAY - Greg and Clive together again!)
Colin Mochrie and Josie Lawrence has been confirmed as part of a wider, rotating line-up.
Ryan Stiles will NOT be part of this show.
Rumours of other cast members include: Paul Merton, Mike McShane, Phill Jupitus and Richard Vranch.