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Comedy Quotes

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

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

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

 

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

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

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

People know me.
I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there.
I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central.
I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity.
- Pete Sampras

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

I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that
have being doing it for so long,
for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start
becoming personal on stage.
- Patton Oswalt

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

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

I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience,
for another romantic comedy.
- Norman Jewison

I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness.
It makes the sadness more memorable.
- Rick Moody

If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate,
they drop it.
Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product
has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
- Roger Ebert

Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because
you are in the hands of the editor after the fact.
I am hoping I can do some more soon,
I enjoy doing comedy.
- Tim Roth

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

To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
- Elayne Boosler

I'd really been wanting to do a television series.
I was looking for a comedy.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

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

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

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

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

Every movie I do, or when I'm on the sketch comedy show,
I don't really get into it until I have an outfit or
something funny with my head or face or something.
- Kel Mitchell

I love good comedy.
I don't like bad comedy.
- Michael Dorn

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

We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy.
- Jill Bennett

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

Physical comedy is my favorite thing in the world to do.
- Jason Biggs

And you can't hide in a comedy scene either.
You have to give in to the scene and commit.
- Jennifer Garner

Drama or comedy programming is still the surest way
for advertisers to reach a mass audience.
Once that changes, all bets are off.
- Dick Wolf

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

Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy.
- Izabella Scorupco

Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn't realize because he's a turd.
- Trey Parker

Good comedy is ageless.
- Ted Levine

I got involved in improv comedy.
It settled me down when I was getting wild.
I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars
and drinking and driving,
let's just say, a lot.
- Bruce McCulloch

A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me,
but sets me back a bit.
I, as a viewer, have trouble with it.
I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.
- Jerry Lewis

Dying is easy; comedy is hard.
- Donald Wolfit

When I tried to branch out into comedy,
I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing
what I do naturally well,
or what the audience expects from me -
action pictures.
- Sylvester Stallone

I was never really comfortable doing comedy.
Though it was good the first couple of years,
there were problems, and it became a stifling experience.
I was happy it ended.
- Rick Schroder

I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing.
- Khandi Alexander

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

Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area.
Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no,
it's not comedy.
- Bruce McCulloch

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

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

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

Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.
- Dario Fo

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

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

Comedy has to be done en clair.
You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber

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

I will always love to perform standup comedy.
- Shelley Berman

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

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

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

Women and minorities have excelled beautifully in comedy,
but very few women are the lead in a drama.
- Sharon Gless

The Comedy Store in LA, it's a really loose room and
it's really dark and creepy and a great place to explore
your own thoughts onstage.
- Joe Rogan

And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy.
The Exorcist not only ended that career,
it expunged all memory of its existence.
- William Peter Blatty

I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson.
I admire her as an actress so much.
I love her.
And I didn't know it until recently that her whole
career started in comedy.
- Gene Wilder

I left Indiana, and I ain't been back since.
I've been doing comedy and paying my bills.
- Mike Epps

Like I said, all comedy is based on exaggeration,
big or small, whatever you can get away with.
- Drew Carey

I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
- Robert Englund

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

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

My real name is Scott Thompson.
I could have gone by that name, but when I started
doing comedy I thought I needed to go by something
that has a little more of a hook.
- Carrot Top

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

I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
- David Walliams

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


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