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I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

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God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

It's good to be funny when you are a comedian.
- George Lindsey

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then
I could be an example that Christians can also have fun.
- Victoria Jackson

 

I didn't plan on being a comedian.
I didn't plan on getting married and I didn't plan on having kids,
but I did all those things.
- Rodney Carrington

I'm glad Reagan is president.
Of course, I'm a professional comedian.
- Will Durst

When I did Comic Relief, I did it to be on the show;
it's a badge of honor as a comedian to do that show.
- Drew Carey

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When I told my friends I was going to be a comedian,
they laughed at me.
- Carrot Top

My goal is just to become a better comedian.
- Ron White

When I tell people I'm a comedian they say,
'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'
- Susan Sarandon

I'm a comedian first.
I've learned how to act.
I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned.
I didn't take classes or anything.
I don't need no classroom.
- Steve Harvey

The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at
him before he opens his mouth.
- George Jean Nathan

Comedians and impressionists used to be two different
showbiz animals entirely,
but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions.
- John Podhoretz

Up North you are holding your own.
Everyone considers themselves a comedian.
- Johnny Vegas

I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work.
That's the only way you learn how to do it.
- Bob Newhart

The average comedian is kind of an observer looking
at everyday things that everyone could relate to and
then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
- Aries Spears

I think my speeches are hilarious.
I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying
people the chance to laugh.
I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
- Lydia Lunch

Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested,
did hunger strikes, protests.
It never hurt his career to be outspoken.
- Joe Rogan

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

The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity,
it was non-existent.
- Pat Morita

Being a comedian, people tell me stuff they shouldn't tell their therapist.
- Jeff Foxworthy

A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny,
his whole personage is funny.
- Bobby Darin

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

I guess I still feel that I'm a comedian;
if I had to pick one thing that I feel like I could do,
it would be that.
That doesn't mean that I like it, but I feel that's what I am.
- Larry David

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up
comic and acting Shakespeare -
in fact,
unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to
be able to play Hamlet properly.
- Ian Mckellen

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

I was considered by my peers to be a good comedian.
So that's all I ever strived to do was get some recognition from my peers.
- Ron White

I didn't really want to be a comedian.
- Allan Carr

I wanted to do a show based on what my life would be
like if I had never become a comedian.
- Drew Carey

I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character,
the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes.
- Neil LaBute

I think Flip Wilson is a brillant comedian.
- Bobby Darin

Richard Pryor is, in my mind, the most honest comedian.
He bared his soul to people.
I think that's why everybody loved him so much.
- Joe Rogan

There really is no Johnny Carson anymore.
There is no one place a comedian can appear and explode.
- Tom Leykis

You say you're a comedian, you always have to be on guard.
- Anthony Anderson

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
- Shelley Berman

I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
- Andrea Martin

The pressure to being a comedian is being funny,
but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever.
- Gilbert Gottfried

I wanted to make a living, but I really was not interested in money at all.
I was interested in being a great comedian.
- Larry David

As much experience, education and awareness as one
can attain is important for a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh,
at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
- Lenny Bruce

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol.
He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown,
but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
- Douglas Wood

My greatest hope was to get discovered as a comedian and get on a sitcom.
- Steve Buscemi

I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer,
writer and director.
- William Shatner

I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian.
- Brad Garrett

I'm not a comedian.
I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion.
- Anthony Anderson

I think, first of all, you need to love what you're doing,
and then this helps in the comedian for its part in
everything-but the moment you enjoy what you're doing,
you try to express yourself, to find your way,
and every time is different, of course.
- Cecilia Bartoli

To be honest with you, when I got into this I never thought about reviews.
I never thought about what people would say about me.
I was just a young guy who was excited to become a
comedian and an actor and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
- Adam Sandler

Sometimes, as a comedian, a line will come to you,
that is so beautiful, so perfect, that you think:
I did not create this line.
This line belongs to all of us.
Surely this is a line of God.
- Russell Brand

The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself.
You get up there, and you are a comedian,
and you're doing one thing.
That is, you're going to make the audience laugh.
- Leslie Nielsen

When I got into this, I never thought about reviews.
I never thought about what people would say about me,
I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor,
and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
- Adam Sandler

Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people,
and obviously comedy has something to do with that.
I've been a producer and led people.
Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure.
- Al Franken

We are living in the machine age.
For the first time in history the comedian has been
compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material
to compete with the machine.
Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
- Fred Allen

I was with a famous comedian when a young fan walked
up and asked for an autograph.
The comedian blew him off.
I'll never forget the look on the young boy's face.
He was devastated.
- Louie Anderson

Chevy Chase and Bill Murray - we thought those guys were funny.
We love Bill Murray, but we didn't think they were right for Airplane!
because it would step on the joke if there was a known comedian.
- David Zucker

There was this whole middle time that only Chris Rock came out of,
you know, 10 years ago it was Chris and a few other people,
but that's about it.
Chris is in a class of his own; I don't see another
comedian who I put in high regard as him.
- Bob Saget

John was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with.
I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy,
he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people.
- Kaley Cuoco

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Comedians don't laugh.
They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.
- James Lipton

That's why modern corporate movie making has become
so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
- Dana Carvey

I feel I'm as qualified for office as any of the other
comedians who are running.
- Grace Hansen

I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.
- Shelley Berman

Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd.
If it's not going good, we change directions.
If we got to drag your momma into this thing,
we will.
Whatever we got to do.
- Steve Harvey

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics.
So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists,
stand-up comedians, that sort of thing.
- Harvey Pekar

It's 103 comedians, or however many it is,
and how would everyone tell it.
It's enough people of substance that it makes you think
of the people who aren't there that are alive.
- Bob Saget

Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them,
but they riff.
- Carl Reiner

The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire
is that they are essentially brash,
noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge
hammer to smash a butterfly.
- Imogene Coca

Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did.
- Jimmy Durante

It seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes

The demand for standup in the eighties was created
by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create
very cheap television programming.
- Marc Maron

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


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