The more pure our motives, the stronger the effect of our artistic work on our audience. If we are trying to impress our audience with how intelligent we are… our work will come across as kind of smart and presumptuous…
The good question to ask is what does our audience really need? How can we love them for two hours?
For example: If people are tired from their work and the busyness of life then providing them with a comedy that allows them to laugh for two hours is a very holy thing.
Entertainment and escape are valuable commodities that can really be a gift to people. The more we want to give as artists the better our work will become.