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Comedy Quotes

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Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

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Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

 

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself -
with a smile.
- J. B. Priestley

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov

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Comedy has to be based on truth.
You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
- Sid Caesar

Most modern comedy is crap.
- Adrian Edmondson

I did sketch comedy for years.
I've always enjoyed it.
- Jamie Farr

I do comedy shows.
I make fun of myself, first of all.
- Steve Burton

But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and
earliest influence was Mad magazine.
- Jerry Zucker

I think when you dissect a joke too much,
you have ruined whatever there is in comedy.
- Bob Saget

I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie.
I'd rather have an action or a comedy.
- Noah Hathaway

When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie,
he thought of me to give it that flavor.
- Terry Southern

I love John Irving's stuff.
It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy.
It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges

I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I'm geared towards.
- Austin Peck

Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
- Shelley Berman

Comedy is unusual people in real situations;
farce is real people in unusual situations.
- Chuck Jones

All the parts I get offered are character and comedy parts,
and I probably wouldn't get them if I had a different face.
So I'm glad I have a comedy face.
- Mackenzie Crook

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.
Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes,
comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
- Woody Allen

Right now, I'd like to just continue on a series where
I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama.
That and do occasional features and movies.
- Mario Lopez

Now people want what the movie was about,
which is violent comedy.
And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on -
what will a family do out of desperation.
- Bob Saget

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
- Artie Lange

All the jokes in my films, the comedy,
they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us.
- Yahoo Serious

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men,
I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
- Moliere

I mean comedy is something that's very personal and
people have strong opinions about.
- Matt Lucas

I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity
to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows.
I had also done a little disc jockeying.
- Casey Kasum

Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a
prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
- Eugenio Montale

After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution,
songs became part of the story, as opposed to just
entertainments in between comedy scenes.
- Stephen Sondheim

You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.
- Adrian Edmondson

I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama.
- Pia Zadora

You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart,
especially since it's a comedy show.
- Joe Klein

This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance.
- Khandi Alexander

I had to choose, I'd be so sad.
They are flip sides of the same coin.
I love both comedy and drama.
- Dianne Wiest

There's always been physical suffering in comedy.
- Don Martin

Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because,
like we said, the director's such a good comedy director.
- Kevin McDonald

The one that was most fun was That's My Bush;
the part that I did for Comedy Central.
That was a hoot.
That was more fun that one should be allowed to have.
- Timothy Bottoms

I never like to do parodies.
I never do.
It's just not my style of comedy.
- Ivan Reitman

I love sketch comedy.
My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks.
That would be my fantasy.
I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
- Illeana Douglas

Our first gig was a battle of the bands.
We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note -
and we won!
- Cheech Marin

Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club.
If the comic is doing badly it's painful,
and if the comic is doing brilliantly,
it's extremely painful.
- Dick Cavett

And if you can offer an explanation as to why it doesn't
work then you've got to the whole root of comedy.
- Denis Norden

I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography.
It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
- Kathy Griffin

Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh.
- Gilda Radner

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick.
The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
- Maureen O'Hara

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck

In tragedy every moment is eternity;
in comedy,
eternity is a moment.
- Christopher Fry

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy.
It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience;
what things are funny and not.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre,
I don't mind saying that, it's true.
I love doing them and hopefully always will do them.
- Meg Ryan

Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.
- Walter Kerr

What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people
laugh without making them puke.
- Steve Martin

We love the Stooges, and young kids today don't watch them.
They think it's their dad's comedy.
So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience.
- Bobby Farrelly

It's a great counter to doing the soap because it's a comedy.
It's real physical comedy.
- Corbin Bernsen

I can cry at the drop of the pin.
But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.
- Moira Kelly

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy.
Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops,
and you're the one who has to fix it!
- Jon Stewart

It's fun to do a comedy and hook people in and then
hoodwink them into watching a serious movie.
I like to lead in with the comedy and then hit them
over the head with a drama.
- Reese Witherspoon

Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV,
and I think it's the basis for all good North American comedy,
so I compare everything to that.
- Melissa Auf der Maur

I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom,
so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide
you wanted to be a comic,
and on Monday, you could be on stage.
- Todd Barry

To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy.
- Nikki Cox

First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that
I am doing a totally silly,
stupid, innocent comedy.
- Milos Forman

Good comedy is ageless.
- Ted Levine

If you work at comedy too laboriously,
you can kill what's funny in the joke.
- Richard Russo

As you know it is a comedy so everything is a little bit pushed.
That's what's funny about this kind of movie is you
can laugh about the absurdity,
and the bad side of life.
- Sophie Marceau

Unless you're Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant,
there are few guys who can do comedy and drama.
- Steve Guttenberg

It takes intelligence to make real comedy,
and it takes a reality base to create all that little
stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
- Chris Tucker

I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy.
- Linda Fiorentino

To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't
really worry that much about what other people think of me.
- Joe Rogan

Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.
- Ernst Lubitsch

I wear so many disguises on the show that only a real
comedy fan might spot me.
- Paul Putner


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