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Most modern comedy is crap. ...
by Adrian Edmondson

Most modern comedy is crap.
- Adrian Edmondson

It only works because we still amuse each other.
After we have been working with other people,
it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.
- Adrian Edmondson

A lot of people are obsessed with looking cool.
They feel they have to look after their image.
- Adrian Edmondson

The most fun I ever have is sitting in with Rick writing,
and we laugh at our own jokes.
- Adrian Edmondson

 

I've never played a hero before so I jumped at the chance.
- Adrian Edmondson

Richie and Eddie couldn't exist without each other.
They're two halves of the same person.
- Adrian Edmondson

Even though we work in the same field,
we have an intense private life away from our professional lives.
- Adrian Edmondson

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I'm waiting for the time when I fail -
because we all fail -
and I'm ready,
I'll take up carpentry.
- Adrian Edmondson

We have never been strictly political,
only strictly funny.
- Adrian Edmondson

We had so much fun in Ghana and they are really lovely people.
- Adrian Edmondson

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong,
are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
- Adrian Edmondson

I've always had a kind of visual eye,
and it was a pleasant exercise for that.
- Adrian Edmondson

I remember once having to stop performing when I thought
an elderly man a few rows back from the front was actually
going to die because he was laughing so hard.
- Adrian Edmondson

It's definitely time to stop.
We're getting too old.
We both realised that the show wasn't as engaging as it used to be.
We were starting to look a bit ridiculous.
- Adrian Edmondson

From the stage I've seen people of all ages absolutely
roaring at really good toilet humour.
- Adrian Edmondson

We only have one agenda, which is to make 'em laugh their pants off.
Unless they are girls, of course, when it is to make
them laugh their bras off so we can get a quick look.
- Adrian Edmondson

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

On stage, we just want to generate hysteria.
We don't care about looking cool or posing.
- Adrian Edmondson

I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway,
but I think there's a basis to them,
and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies.
There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling.
- Adrian Edmondson

There is a lot of rubbish written about toilet humour -
people saying it is childish and pretending it is beneath them -
but there is no doubting the effectiveness of a really good willy gag.
- Adrian Edmondson

People expect us to be different, but we're not.
We're very similar people, and it's because we're so
similar and close to each other that we make each other laugh -
in fact we make each other laugh more than we make anyone else laugh.
- Adrian Edmondson

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach,
baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel
than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
- Orson Pratt

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age.
They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
- David Lodge

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art.
But I think of myself is a cultural artist.
- Larry Wall

Modern money is almost altogether credit money.
- John Buchanan Robinson

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural
habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals.
They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

I was partly old-fashioned and partly modern.
- Eric Allin Cornell

Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.
- Claire Forlani

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the
bane of modern civilization.
- Franz Boas

The medieval university looked backwards;
it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.
The modern university looks forward,
and is a factory of new knowledge.
- Thomas Huxley

I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story.
My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie,
so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.
- Vanessa Hudgens

The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused
by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word.
- Gilbert Murray

Our modern states are preparing for war without even
knowing the future enemy.
- Alfred Adler

The modern work of art, as I have said,
is a symbol.
- Herbert Read

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

I think I was first to do live performances on a modern
electronic sound synthesizer.
- John Eaton

With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate
keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn
them in order to perform them properly.
- Geddy Lee

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

The three great elements of modern civilization,
Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
- Thomas Carlyle

I think there is a way to be formal and elegant and classy,
but more modern.
Brad Pitt has been changing it, and Will Smith has
been doing it in his own way.
- Steven Cojocaru

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth,
it's about the redistribution of time.
- Doug Coupland

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.
- Jerry Harrison

The contribution of Islam to history and modern civilization
is the product of the efforts of peoples of many races
and tongues which came to accept its way of life.
- Aly Khan

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant
man of letters can understand it,
seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley
and Romanes in the last century.
- Albert J. Nock

When modern writers gave up telling stories,
they gave up the greatest thing we had.
- Howard Nemerov

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women,
but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom,
it is only social progress.
- Helene Deutsch

I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
- Joseph Fiennes

The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end?
How does it end? How should it end? What is the value
of life? How do we measure it?
- Don DeLillo

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
healthier lives.
We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
- Ike Skelton

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet


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