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Comedy is ugly.
by Aisha Tyler

Comedy is ugly.
It's honest, it's raw.
- Aisha Tyler

I was this weird little bookish giant.
- Aisha Tyler

I'm black, and black don't crack.
It does droop.
- Aisha Tyler

My parents were vegetarians.
I'd show up at school, this giant black kid,
with none of the cool clothes and a tofu sandwich and celery sticks.
- Aisha Tyler

 

There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic,
the fantastic.
- Aisha Tyler

I don't believe in superheroes but I love Batman movies.
There's a part of every person that is entertained by the idealistic,
the fantastic.
- Aisha Tyler

I might not agree with myself in a year.
- Aisha Tyler

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Marriage isn't a carnival ride.
- Aisha Tyler

Yes, I do get recognized in public.
It's pretty nice.
- Aisha Tyler

Am I going to complain about being typecast as smart? I don't think so.
- Aisha Tyler

Do you have any idea what it's like when you try and
make home porn? My husband and I tried it.
We looked like charging hippos.
Best to leave it to the pros.
- Aisha Tyler

Pop culture is great, but it can be bad,
at times.
- Aisha Tyler

On general principle, I boycott shows that don't employ actors.
- Aisha Tyler

Pop culture hales you and wants you to fail.
- Aisha Tyler

You know, it's about getting out there and having a good time.
Not about worrying - all these young books for women
are like I'm 29 with a closet full of Prada shoes and I can't get a date.
Come on.
- Aisha Tyler

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

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

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

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

It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy
that these people were coming to hear -
mainstream comedy.
- Larry David

Life is a tragedy for those who feel,
but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole

I consider a CD or a comedy collection as a record of what I've been doing,
and I try to wrap it up and start new material.
- Kate Clinton

Yeah, well I've always played comedy.
My background is musical comedy theatre and that's
really where my training is.
As an actor, that's my training.
- Christopher Walken

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the
tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to
be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc

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 had a terrible job letting me do anything that wasn't comedy.
- Val Guest

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

Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.
- Mel Brooks

In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the
audience about what they find funny.
- Bobby Farrelly

I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off,
so I ended up doing live comedy.
- Graham Norton

Comedy.
It was just huge in my house.
Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all
those James Bond movies were highly regarded.
- Mike Myers

I'm a comedian, for God's sake.
Viewers shouldn't trust me.
And you know what? They're hip enough to know they shouldn't trust me.
I'm just doing stand-up comedy.
- Dennis Miller

My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy,
so that's where I started, that's where I got everything.
My roots are holding the mic.
- Pauly Shore

Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and
the world always needs a clown and some people have
no taste at all and any clown will do.
- Marc Maron

All I need to make a comedy is a park,
a policeman and a pretty girl.
- Charlie Chaplin

Then my first film was something called Cannibal Girls,
which sounds like a horror movie but was actually kind
of a goofy comedy with horror elements.
Like a horror spoof.
- Ivan Reitman

I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time,
just letting an ensemble do really good character acting,
having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures.
- Brian De Palma

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

I'd like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy.
- John Goodman

And then also I think it's harder for women because
comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
- Wanda Sykes

I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
- John Cleese

Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills,
we worked on the comedy ideas for this series.
- Eric Morecambe

An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama,
but not necessarily vice versa.
- Desi Arnaz

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus.
It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
- Christine Baranski

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

I also want to return to doing stand-up.
I've become frightened of live audiences.
This is a really telling sign that I need to go back
on the comedy circuit again.
- Johnny Vegas

With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand.
- Tim Matheson

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved.
Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
- Wislawa Szymborska

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

I never thought of myself in comedy at all...
I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing
beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.
- Imogene Coca

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up,
but a comedy in long-shot.
- Charlie Chaplin

I'm trying my hand at writing.
I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO,
a half hour comedy and a miniseries.
- Charles S. Dutton

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

Stand-up comedy and poverty.
Those were my two main endeavors.
- Dave Foley

You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out.
- Brion James

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 don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.
- Aaron Eckhart

Jackass: The Movie is great.
I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy,
which I'm really interested in.
Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.
- Matthew Barney

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

I consider myself a serious musician.
Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
- Kevin Eubanks

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

Comedy is ridiculously hard.
And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right,
it's not funny.
- Julianne Moore

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

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

I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama.
Not one bit.
- Ben Stiller

There's so much comedy on television.
Does that cause comedy in the streets?
- Dick Cavett

When I left school I was full of angst,
like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.
- Matt Lucas


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