Famous Quotes & Quotations About Comedy:
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
~ Ernest Hemingway.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
~ Charlie Chaplin.
We mustn't complain too much of being comedians - it's an honorable profession. If only we could be good ones the world might gain at least a sense of style. We have failed, that's all. We are bad comedians, we aren't bad men.
~ Graham Greene.
When I was three, my dad thought it would be hilarious to teach me swear words, then have me say them to his friends. They would laugh and laugh. I realize now the laugh was pure shock value, but it felt really good, and I’ve been chasing it ever since.
~ Sarah Silverman.
Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
~ Lita Gray Chaplin.
Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
~ Warren Mitchell.
Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.
~ Paul Goodman.
I didn’t think about making a living at it until I was actually doing it. One weekend I had six spots, and they were paying me $40 a spot. So I made more that weekend than I would have made at Red Lobster for the whole week. It was like, "Oh, boy, if I quit Red Lobster, I could probably make more!"
~ Chris Rock.
I got in touch with it in high school. We called it jonesing, snapping on each other. I had me, my boy Leroy and my boy Stubbs, and we’d jones on each other, and half the school would cut class to hear us tell these jokes. That’s the first time I realized, "Wait a minute, this is cool. And I can get girls doing this, too." You make the girls laugh, you get laid, dude.
~ Tracy Morgan.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
~ Woody Allen.
Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
~ Marty Feldman.
Comedy naturally wears itself out, destroys the very food on which it lives; and by constantly and successfully exposing the follies and weaknesses of mankind to ridicule, in the end leaves itself nothing worth laughing at.
~ William Hazlitt.
Dying is easy, comedy is hard.
~ Attributed as last words of Sir Donald Wolfit.
For me, it was never really thinking, "This can really go somewhere." It was thinking, "This is something I’ll try because there’s nothing else I can do other than maybe drive a cab or be a mailman."
~ Larry David.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
~ Christopher Fry.
Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
~ Angela Carter.
Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide.
~ Erma Bombeck.
I always loved comedy, but I never knew it was something you could learn to do. I always thought that some people are born comedians... just like some people are born dentists.
~ Paul Reiser.
I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
~ Woody Allen.
I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.
~ Ellen DeGeneres.
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