Comedy Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”William Hazlitt” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Will Durst” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Vivien Leigh” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy and a much better training, I think. It’s much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tommy Chong” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is the ultimate truth. Jazz is hitting the notes that that no one else would hit, and comedy is saying words that no one else would say.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tom Hiddleston” float=”none” width=”100%”]The best comedy is always played straight down the middle.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tina Fey” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you want to make an audience laugh, you dress a man up like an old lady and push her down the stairs. If you want to make comedy writers laugh, you push an actual old lady down the stairs.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Suzy Kassem” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is a necessity to get through life with the fewest scars. Humor is the best antidote to help relieve all struggles.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steven Wright” float=”none” width=”100%”]To me, comedy is just twisting reality. It’s commenting or observing or twisting life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steven Wright” float=”none” width=”100%”]I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Martin” float=”none” width=”100%”]With comedy, you have no place to go but more comedy, so you’re never off the hook.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Martin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sid Caesar” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robin Williams” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is acting out optimism.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert McKee” float=”none” width=”100%”]In comedy laughter settles all arguments.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Richard Gere” float=”none” width=”100%”]Even in comedies, you’ve got to feel safe for things to just happen in a way that is natural and free, and recognizable as human.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Ustinov” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Penelope Gilliatt” float=”none” width=”100%”]Great comedy calls large matters into question.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Paul Feig” float=”none” width=”100%”]The reason most comedies don’t win awards is that the filmmakers put the comedy first. This means you have to create a story around the jokes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Moliere” float=”none” width=”100%”]The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mitch Hedberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain’t funny![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mitch Hedberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every book is a children’s book if the kid can read![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mindy Kaling” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing gives you confidence like being a member of a small, weirdly specific, hard to find demographic.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Caine” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is underrepresented in every actor’s life, because it’s so bloody difficult to write.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mel Brooks” float=”none” width=”100%”]Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Madeline Kahn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is created when someone is trying very earnestly to do what he feels is the right thing to do at that moment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lewis Black” float=”none” width=”100%”]One of the interesting things about comedy is it’s tension release, and nothing creates tension faster than anger.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Cleese” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy always works best when it is mean spirited.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Joe Rogan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is really not like any other art form in that it’s very specialized and varied in it’s content, but generic in it’s title.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jimmy Carr” float=”none” width=”100%”]I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes – anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jerry Seinfeld” float=”none” width=”100%”]Make no mistake about why these babies are here they are here to replace us.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jenna Elfman” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jasper Fforde” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy was one of those genres that while appearing quite jolly was actually highly dangerous.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Thurber” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Horace Walpole” float=”none” width=”100%”]The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gilda Radner” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is very controlling you are making people laugh.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Burns” float=”none” width=”100%”]First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gary D. Schmidt” float=”none” width=”100%”]A comedy isn’t about being funny a comedy is about characters who dare to know that they may choose a happy ending after all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Garry Shandling” float=”none” width=”100%”]Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn’t be able to survive.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eric Idle” float=”none” width=”100%”]Life doesn’t make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy’s job is to point out that it doesn’t make sense, and that it doesn’t make much difference anyway.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ellen DeGeneres” float=”none” width=”100%”]Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dr. Seuss” float=”none” width=”100%”]Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Demetri Martin” float=”none” width=”100%”]It seems that two of the most basic forms of comedy are jokes and stories. And, of course, they are not mutually exclusive.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Colleen Haskell” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is so fun. I don’t know how these people can make movies and work on them for four months and they’re these sob stories. I don’t know how emotionally you get through that.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christopher Fry” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brittany Daniel” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bill Hader” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is incredibly hard. You have to be loose. You have to be not afraid to fail.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benny Hill” float=”none” width=”100%”]Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aries Spears” float=”none” width=”100%”]Because it’s uncensored cable, I think we’ll be able to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn’t been seen before. We can actually finish jokes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Alexander Payne” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is a wonderful device for distance that allows us to look at what we’re talking about with some degree of distance and hopefully with a bit more perspective and honesty. With many exceptions, a movie with no jokes is far less appealing to me.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Aishwarya Rai Bachchan” float=”none” width=”100%”]Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy.[/wpsm_quote]