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Marty Feldman Quotes and Sayings

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Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
- Marty Feldman

I won't eat anything that has intelligent life,
but I'd gladly eat a network executive or a politician.
- Marty Feldman

The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
- Marty Feldman

Money can't buy poverty.
- Marty Feldman

 

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

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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

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

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

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

I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance.
- Jessie Matthews

I've an idea for doing a Situation Comedy myself but
its always difficult to get people to listen to you
because they like to put their own ideas forward.
- Norman Wisdom

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

There's got to be structure and great comedy.
When you start with that, everything else falls into place.
- Aries Spears

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to
have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh,
and that's definitely a challenge.
- Jenna Elfman

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

Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
- Warren Mitchell

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

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

I'll probably stick to comedy for the time being.
I mean, a great piece of work is a great piece of work,
and I'm up for good work anytime.
But I do love comedy!
- Jenna Elfman

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

Fifteen years before I became a screen actor,
I was in the theatre.
A lot of my work was comedy, which I loved doing.
It's harder.
- Ben Kingsley

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

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

The male image has been so pulled down by situation
comedy in the last 15 years,
it is frightening.
I don't like what has happened to the American male.
- Bill Bixby

You just make sure you don't screw it up.
It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up.
Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy.
- Harold Ramis

I'd love to do acting, but it'd definitely have to be comedy.
I can't do serious.
It's completely beyond me.
- Allan Carr

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

I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have
another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy.
- James L. Brooks

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 think it would be harder for me not to write comedy
because the comic view of things is the one that comes most naturally to me.
- Richard Russo

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

I've played comedy before but not that much.
I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
- Natasha Richardson

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

I think it's because my comedy is in your face,
and it comes from a place that's real.
- Wanda Sykes

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

One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.
- V. S. Naipaul

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

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

Comedy is just to me, maybe it's a natural knack,
if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I
can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it.
- Matt LeBlanc

A straight factor is important in any comedy,
because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
- Jason Bateman

Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
- Mo Rocca

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music -
it's like,
80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
- Courtney Love

At those times I got into...
I suppose you call it a rut.
I used to do comedy, comedy, comedy and I suddenly
thought I ought to break away from this somehow.
- Val Guest

The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
- Chevy Chase

I think comedy's something you can't learn.
It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive.
- Julie Walters

I'm really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama,
I'm just sort of doing projects that I've been finding
really fun to be a part of.
- John Krasinski

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

You're at the top of your game if you do comedy.
- Hector Elizondo

I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.
- Bobby Darin

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
- Alan Thicke

If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar.
The best of Your Show of Shows.
That's the greatest sketch comedy you'll ever see on television.
- Jamie Farr

Sometimes I wonder how I got into comedy at all.
- Don Adams

There was really a snobbery from people in film -
they did not want people who had come from television.
It was the poor relation of show business,
and especially situation comedy.
- Sally Field

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

Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success.
- Val Kilmer

There was so long from when we did the pilot and then
when the show was eventually picked up by Comedy Central -
and,
in fact, we had to shoot the pilot twice.
- Thomas Lennon

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler
and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric.
But if you can bring these people down with comedy,
they stand no chance.
- Mel Brooks

I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy.
- Davy Jones

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

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

It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy,
which was fantastic.
- John Leeson

And if you have great writing, it's really easy,
but if it's not so great and you have to work a little harder,
I could tell where the work needed to be done but comedy is just fun.
- Matt LeBlanc

Comedy.
I think that's something I'd really like to do.
- David R. Ellis

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

You never heard of a comedy team that didn't fight,
did you?
- Bud Abbott

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

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


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