- You never heard of a comedy team that didn't fight, did you?
[ Comedy Did Fight Heard Never Team]
Topic:
- Sometimes I wonder how I got into comedy at all.
[ Comedy Got How Into Sometimes Wonder]
Topic:
- I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration - which meant I wasn't going to get a real job - so I started doing a little standup.
[ Administration College Comedy Doing Get Going Had Job Little Major Meant Out Real Recreation Standup Started Which]
Topic:
- Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
[ Comedy Dream Fool Game Life Poor Rich Tragedy Wise]
Topic: Life
- I feel that the work that I have done in the comedy arena, is priceless in terms of what I learned, timing, everything that these incredibly talented performers were generous enough in teaching me.
[ Arena Comedy Done Enough Everything Feel Generous Incredibly Learned Performers Priceless Talented Teaching Terms These Timing Were Work]
Topic:
- I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing.
[ Comedy Laughing Love Much Very]
Topic:
- This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance.
[ Balance Because Comedy Coming Hiatus Looking Need Up]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Age Been Comedian Comedy Compelled Compete First Himself History Jokes Knows Living Machine Material Oblivion Supply Time Treadmill Whether]
Topic:
- While awaiting sentencing, I decided to give stand-up comedy a shot. The judge had suggested I get my act together, and I took him seriously.
[ Act Awaiting Comedy Decided Get Give Had Him Judge Sentencing Seriously Shot Stand-Up Suggested Together Took While]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Bit Comedy Confronts Dessert Drama Just Meat Plate Potatoes Problems Rarely Rather Squarely Them]
Topic:
- The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
[ Awful Between Comedy Difference Else Happening Somebody Something Tragedy While]
Topic:
- Comedy is second nature for me.
[ Comedy Nature Second]
Topic:
- It's a lot of work and I also feel like I've done it. I miss comedy. And I also think that, from purely a logistical standpoint, that the day-to-day schedule on a comedy allows you to have a life, much more of a life, than on a drama.
[ Allows Also Comedy Day-To-Day Done Drama Feel Life Logistical Lot Miss More Much Purely Schedule Standpoint Than Think Work]
Topic:
- An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
[ Actor Also Comedy Drama Good Necessarily Versa Very Vice]
Topic:
- At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick. I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.
[ Believe Comedy Criticized Does Doing Lucy Mild Much Neither Slapstick Times Too Were]
Topic:
- One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes.
[ Biggest Comedy Did Jokes Problems Some Understand]
Topic:
- It doesn't look great if you cancel the reigning Best Comedy Program, you know, you're gonna take a hit from a... from sort of a public relations standpoint.
[ Best Cancel Comedy Gonna Great Hit Know Look Program Public Reigning Relations Sort Standpoint Take]
Topic:
- I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy.
[ Actors Another Being Comedy Creatures Honest Into Just Many Planet Playing Real Realized Seen Suddenly Supposed Told Turn Wonderful]
Topic:
- Monty Python crowd; half of them came from Cambridge, and half of them came from Oxford. But, there seems to be this jewel, this sort of two headed tradition of doing comedy, of doing sketches, and that kind of thing.
[ Cambridge Came Comedy Crowd Doing Half Headed Jewel Kind Monty Oxford Python Seems Sketches Sort Them Thing Tradition Two]
Topic:
- There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience.
[ Audience Between Clever Comedy Depends Difference Dramatist Emphasis Essential His Make Material Point Tragedy Tries View Which]
Topic:
- Don't get me wrong, there are sometimes if I go and see a really funny comedy, that I wished I had smoked a joint. I'll be honest with you. That's the truth.
[ Comedy Funny Get Go Had Honest Joint Really See Smoked Sometimes Truth Wished Wrong]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Comedy Energy Focus Hard Hitting Lot Music Notes Precisely Rather Really Takes]
Topic:
- Jackass: The Movie is great. I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy, which I'm really interested in. Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.
[ Acts Body Comedy Gravity Great How Interested Jackass Movie Physical Really Relationship Think Tradition Which]
Topic:
- I basically did comedy there for about a year, and then moved to New York. If I had it to do over again, I would have booked myself on the road for at least a year.
[ Again Basically Booked Comedy Did Had Least Moved Myself New Over Road Then Would Year York]
Topic:
- I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom, so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide you wanted to be a comic, and on Monday, you could be on stage.
[ Boom Comedy Comic Could Decide During Guess Literally Mean Monday Stage Started Sunday Wanted]
Topic:
- I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things.
[ Act Being Call Characters Comedy Different Doing Funny Just Musical Show Sketch Some Sort Standup Straight Things Those Try Usually Variety Ways Would]
Topic:
- I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy.
[ Apart Comedy Ripping Rooms Stupendous Traveling World]
Topic:
- People don't understand that that's really what it is. They're looking for a magic phone number or something. And to a certain extent, I understand that, because comedy is treated so much as a stepping stone by a lot of people.
[ Because Certain Comedy Extent Looking Lot Magic Much Number Phone Really Something Stepping Stone Treated Understand]
Topic:
- There seems to be more comedy for comedy's sake.
[ Comedy More Sake Seems]
Topic:
- Well, I have since seen you at Tinkle. It's a comedy show started by David Cross, me and Jon Benjamin. It features a wide variety of acts for all tastes and seasons.
[ Acts Benjamin Comedy Cross David Features Jon Seasons Seen Show Since Started Tastes Variety Well Wide]
Topic:
- A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
[ Also Any Because Comedy Factor Ground Important Need Something Straight Tee Up]
Topic:
- You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
[ Always Book Comedy Even Go]
Topic:
- Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
[ Applaud Comedy Friends Over]
Topic:
- We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy.
[ Comedy Desperate Lesbian Need Romantic]
Topic:
- I certainly love doing comedy and feel most comfortable near it.
[ Certainly Comedy Comfortable Doing Feel Love Most Near]
Topic:
- I will always love to perform standup comedy.
[ Always Comedy Love Perform Standup Will]
Topic:
- Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
[ Always Art Been Comedy Form Standup Unquestionably]
Topic:
- It's a great counter to doing the soap because it's a comedy. It's real physical comedy.
[ Because Comedy Counter Doing Great Physical Real Soap]
Topic:
- Physical comedy is my favorite thing in the world to do.
[ Comedy Favorite Physical Thing World]
Topic:
- You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You're working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you're working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it.
[ Always Audiences Come Comedy Doing Draw Experiences Films How Know Later Laugh Live May Months Six Time Vacuum Working Your]
Topic:
- 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.
[ American Been Comedy Down Frightening Happened Image Last Male Pulled Situation Years]
Topic:
- The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.
[ Comedy Country Critical Criticism English Good Loves Unforgiving Very]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Career Comedy Ended Existence Exorcist Memory Nobody Only Sad Truth Wants Write]
Topic:
- There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
[ Comedy Humor Hurt Laughter Line Pain Separates Thin Tragedy]
Topic:
- To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
[ Comedy Key Listen Own Silence Your]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Allowed Bush Central Comedy Did Fun Hoot More Most Part Should]
Topic:
- I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did.
[ Always Arose Comedy Did Down Fancied Full Go Had Into Just Move Opportunity Reasonably Risk See Started Thankfully Time Took Turn Wanted Well Work Would]
Topic:
- I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific.
[ Comedy John Love Marriage Really Stuff Terrific Tragedy]
Topic:
- Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language.
[ Before Comedy Even Friendly Language Least Movie Muslim Never Offensive Our Put See Seen Together Two Word Words]
Topic:
- I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy.
[ Along Another Chasing Comedy Idea Love Romantic Think]
Topic:
- I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny.
[ Comedy Funny Somebody Value]
Topic:
- Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.
[ Abounds Around Comedy Just Life Literally Look]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Anywhere Because Bring Chance Comedy Does Down Get Good Hitler Just Mussolini Rhetoric Stand These]
Topic:
- Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
[ Comedy Cut Die Fall Finger Into Open Sewer Tragedy]
Topic: Funny
- Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.
[ Audience Away Bring Comedy Dark Difficult Push Same Them Time Very]
Topic:
- The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't.
[ Art Away Comedy Fake Form Ha Honest Hour Laughs Laughter Man Only Take Three Try]
Topic:
- I love comedy, so you want to make them happy, make them laugh.
[ Comedy Happy Laugh Love Make Them Want]
Topic:
- Comedy is tragedy plus time.
[ Comedy Plus Time Tragedy]
Topic:
- I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all.
[ Comedy First Fun Make Myself Shows]
Topic:
- I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy.
[ Comedy Compared Done Horror Iii Movie Only Park Psycho Romantic Think Walk]
Topic:
- I own four copies of Robin WIlliams's Live on Broadway comedy special for HBO. One in Wilmington, one in L.A., one in my trailer, and one at my parents' house. I can watch it over and over again and it never gets old. He is the funniest, wittiest man on the planet!
[ Again Broadway Comedy Copies Four Funniest Gets Hbo House Live Man Never Old Over Own Parents Planet Robin Special Trailer Watch Williams Wilmington]
Topic:
- I got everybody on my side through comedy.
[ Comedy Everybody Got Side Through]
Topic:
- The original Dean Martin Comedy Hour handed me some hysterical sketches. I've got highlights on tons of these variety shows, given to me by their great writers. I'd love to be doing all that again.
[ Again Comedy Dean Doing Given Got Great Handed Highlights Hour Hysterical Love Martin Original Shows Sketches Some Their These Tons Variety Writers]
Topic:
- Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
[ Based Comedy End Little Put Take Truth]
Topic: Humor
- Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
Topic:
- Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write.
[ Actor Because Bloody Comedy Difficult Every Life Underrepresented Write]
Topic:
- Theo does comedy now, and he's traveling around the country doing comedy, and I actually just saw him, he's from Louisiana, and I just saw him when I went home to visit my family in Louisiana. I saw his comedy show and he was brilliant.
[ Actually Around Brilliant Comedy Country Does Doing Family Him His Home Just Louisiana Now Saw Show Theo Traveling Visit Went]
Topic:
- This is my chance to get out there and appease the fans of my music as well as show people that I do do standup comedy because a lot of people don't know that's where I started.
[ Appease Because Chance Comedy Fans Get Know Lot Music Out Show Standup Started Well Where]
Topic:
- Like I said, all comedy is based on exaggeration, big or small, whatever you can get away with.
[ Away Based Big Comedy Exaggeration Get Said Small Whatever]
Topic:
- I'd love to do acting, but it'd definitely have to be comedy. I can't do serious. It's completely beyond me.
[ Acting Beyond Comedy Completely Definitely Love Serious]
Topic:
- I thought comedy would be the hardest thing I could do, and if I could do that, I could do anything.
[ Anything Comedy Could Hardest Thing Thought Would]
Topic:
- Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
[ Comedy Happens Other Tragedy]
Topic:
- Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice.
[ Comedy Dame Every Least See Should Student Twice]
Topic:
- There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
[ Cause Comedy Does Much Streets Television]
Topic:
- Years have passed since I have set foot in a comedy club. If the comic is doing badly it's painful, and if the comic is doing brilliantly, it's extremely painful.
[ Badly Brilliantly Club Comedy Comic Doing Extremely Foot Painful Passed Set Since Years]
Topic:
- Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart.
[ Comedy Only Smart Stupid]
Topic:
- The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
[ Character Comedy Difficult Fool Most Must Part Plays]
Topic:
- All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
[ Comedy Girl Make Need Park Policeman Pretty]
Topic:
- Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
[ Close-Up Comedy Life Seen Tragedy]
Topic:
- Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
[ Chaplin Charlie Comedy Genius Himself Humor Particularly Sense]
Topic:
- The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
[ Best Comedy Did Ever Know]
Topic:
- When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you.
[ Comedy Lead Liking Really Romantic Worry]
Topic:
- The radio was my big influence. Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
[ Big Came Comedy Feel Had Influence Instinctual Language Radio]
Topic:
- The funny thing is, Dennis Miller got me back into comedy.
[ Back Comedy Dennis Funny Got Into Miller Thing]
Topic:
- Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited.
[ Always Best Comedy Works]
Topic:
- I want to write a book which is the history of comedy.
[ Book Comedy History Want Which Write]
Topic:
- When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy.
[ Acting American Audience Back Basic Comedy Fine Generation Go Great Kids Principles Prized Problems Really Sometimes Target Teenage Visual Which Writing]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Been Cd Collection Comedy Consider Doing Material New Record Start Try Up Wrap]
Topic:
- I never thought of myself in comedy at all... I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.
[ Beautiful Clothes Come Comedy Dance Down Going Loved Myself Never Seeing Staircase Start Theatre Thought Wearing]
Topic:
- As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists.
[ Active Along Better Comedy Defense Fists Got Guys Kid Know Laugh Lot Making Mechanism Most Much Only Pounds Problem Short Solve Someone Sports Than Think Though Used Using Way Weighed Your]
Topic:
- I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team.
[ Being Burnett Close Comedy Could Get Guess Harvey Him Known Over Say Show Team Worked Years]
Topic:
- I get all of my comedy from CNN.
[ Cnn Comedy Get]
Topic:
- To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy.
[ Comedy Drama Honest Lot Perfectly Simpler Than]
Topic:
- All the parts I get offered are character and comedy parts, and I probably wouldn't get them if I had a different face. So I'm glad I have a comedy face.
[ Character Comedy Different Face Get Glad Had Offered Parts Probably Them]
Topic:
- As for Tenacious D, of course it could work as a full length movie; all it requires is a great writer and great director with an ability to think outside of conventional film comedy.
[ Ability Comedy Conventional Could Course Director Film Full Great Length Movie Outside Requires Tenacious Think Work Writer]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Acting Amazing Comedian Comedy Ever John Life Love More Most Respect Smartest Taught Teaching Than Think Worked]
Topic:
- I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.
[ Always Comedy Considered Hollywood Interim Musical Nothing Star Wanted Years]
Topic:
- When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.
[ Audience Back Bus Captive Comedy Coming Entertaining Had More Nine Realized Singing Some Songs Stand-Up Take Than Then Tried Turns Wanted]
Topic:
- Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor.
[ Comedy Cool Dead Hard Humor Pan Very]
Topic:
- I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.
[ Comedy Drama Light Range Want Whole]
Topic:
- I think that for the most part, when I started doing comedy, it had become very commercialized.
[ Become Comedy Commercialized Doing Had Most Part Started Think Very]
Topic:
- It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy that these people were coming to hear - mainstream comedy.
[ Comedy Coming Hear Kind Mainstream Suited These Were]
Topic:
- You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard.
[ Because Comedy Comic Hard Middle-Aged Really Very Work]
Topic:
- I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.
[ Accustomed Age Always Because Bigger Boys Care Comedy Dirty Doing Down Fights Getting Girl Growing Guys Herself Into Kinds Lot Love Myself Naturally Out Physical Punching Putting Stunts Take Tougher Up Usually]
Topic:
- I've mainly been in dramas, so this is one of my first comedy kind of performances in Cecil B. Demented.
[ Been Cecil Comedy Demented Dramas First Kind Mainly Performances]
Topic:
- I love good comedy. I don't like bad comedy.
[ Bad Comedy Good Love]
Topic:
- I love sketch comedy. My real goal is to do something with Albert Brooks. That would be my fantasy. I stay up night and day thinking up stuff he might find funny.
[ Albert Brooks Comedy Day Fantasy Find Funny Goal Love Might Night Real Sketch Something Stay Stuff Thinking Up Would]
Topic:
- I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May. I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films.
[ Albert Big Brooks Comedy Fan Films Follow Footsteps May Nichols Their]
Topic:
- My favorite work is The Full Monty because I got an Oscar for it. But it was really hard work at the time. Sometimes comedy is not a bundle of laughs to actually do.
[ Actually Because Bundle Comedy Favorite Full Got Hard Laughs Monty Oscar Really Sometimes Time Work]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Allows Anxiety Back Comedy Contempt Creep Defiance Face Fear Hope Inhale Laughter]
Topic:
- I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries.
[ Comedy Couple Half Hand Hbo Hour Projects Trying Writing]
Topic:
- I learned everything that I know about comedy and about show business and a lot about life from Carl.
[ Business Carl Comedy Everything Know Learned Life Lot Show]
Topic:
- Oh, well, my first love is comedy or singing and dancing.
[ Comedy Dancing First Love Oh Singing Well]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Acting Characters Comedy Desire Doing Ended First Got Grand Great Had Lot Musical Opera Play Sidetracked Started Theater Tragic Up]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Been Comedy Drop Gate Hit Hollywood Mainstream Means Movie Out Product Right Skewed Teen Toward Violence Vulgar Which Whole]
Topic:
- I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.
[ Although Comedy Much Would]
Topic:
- I'd like to do a romantic comedy.
[ Comedy Romantic]
Topic:
- Most modern comedy is crap.
[ Comedy Crap Modern Most]
Topic:
- You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.
[ Comedy Dangerous Entering Land Start]
Topic:
- I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama. I just look for the characters really and what they offer.
[ Characters Comedy Doing Drama Enjoy Everything Just Look Offer Really]
Topic:
- I love doing comedy - I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious.
[ Comedy Doing Get Laugh Love Out Serious]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Because Belief Challenge Challenging Comedy Definitely Laugh Level Make More Much Same]
Topic:
- Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of - I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?
[ Bit Comedy Current Especially Going Growing Happening Know Need Pains Some Television Think Through Uh While]
Topic:
- I loved that about her because I knew it would open the door for a lot of comedy, because I knew that the conflict would come, because not many people live like the way she does.
[ Because Come Comedy Conflict Does Door Her Knew Live Lot Loved Many Open She Way Would]
Topic:
- 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!
[ Anytime Being Comedy Good Great Love Mean Piece Probably Stick Time Up Work]
Topic:
- In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama.
[ Absurd Believe Comedy Doing Drama Just May More Much Something]
Topic:
- It proved to me, though, that comedy is so much harder.
[ Comedy Harder Much Proved Though]
Topic:
- I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy.
[ Better Comedy Condition Human Tell Think Through]
Topic:
- You're at the top of your game if you do comedy.
[ Comedy Game Top Your]
Topic:
- Comedy. I think that's something I'd really like to do.
[ Comedy Really Something Think]
Topic:
- You don't get a chance to take a breath but when you do, you have some really good comedy moments that ease up on the tension that the movie is centered around which is Kim being kidnapped and her son and husband being kidnapped and the jeopardy that they're in.
[ Around Being Breath Centered Chance Comedy Ease Get Good Her Husband Jeopardy Kidnapped Kim Moments Movie Really Some Son Take Tension Up Which]
Topic:
- I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
[ Comedy Festival Film Italian Venice]
Topic:
- I left Indiana, and I ain't been back since. I've been doing comedy and paying my bills.
[ Back Been Bills Comedy Doing Indiana Left Paying Since]
Topic:
- I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists.
[ Always Comedy Exists Humor Life Sense Think]
Topic:
- They have what you call a black night where they have black people come in for just one night only to watch comedy, and you get all your local drug dealers, thugs, prostitutes, all of them come in, sit down, and listen to you tell jokes. They the hardest people to make laugh.
[ Black Call Come Comedy Dealers Down Get Hardest Jokes Just Laugh Listen Local Make Night Only Sit Tell Them Thugs Watch Where Your]
Topic:
- You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.
[ Anywhere Around Care Comedy Concern Find Human Humanity Just Matter Noticing Organizing Pictures Simply Them Things]
Topic:
- I consider myself a serious musician. Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way.
[ Any Away Comedy Consider Does Doing Musician Myself Serious Show Take Way]
Topic:
- There's nothing more difficult to do than comedy.
[ Comedy Difficult More Nothing Than]
Topic:
- I did sketch comedy for years. I've always enjoyed it.
[ Always Comedy Did Enjoyed Sketch Years]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Best Caesar Comedy Ever Go Good Greatest Pick See Show Shows Sid Sketch Sketches Television Up Want Your]
Topic:
- In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the audience about what they find funny.
[ Audience Comedy Feedback Find Funny Get Good Though]
Topic:
- We love the Stooges, and young kids today don't watch them. They think it's their dad's comedy. So we thought we could reintroduce them to a new audience.
[ Audience Comedy Could Dad Kids Love New Reintroduce Stooges Their Them Think Thought Today Watch Young]
Topic:
- In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.
[ Action Always Am Audiences Comedy Did Dramatic Films Hero Hong Killers Kong Lot Lots Love Many Most Novel Play Roles Romance Romantic Star Stereotyped Stories Think West]
Topic:
- Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
[ Act Comedy Sodomy Unnatural]
Topic:
- A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal.
[ Because Brain Certain Childhood Comedy Events Figure Gotten Had Influences Into Lives Lot Maybe Much Normal Out Painful Pretty Really Their Too Were]
Topic:
- All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
[ Ahead Answer Comedy Funny General Going Hope Instincts Just Only Other Plough Straight Think Try Your]
Topic:
- I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
[ Approach Comedy Commit Doing Drama Dramatic Essentially Everything Instincts Listening Lot Meaning Play Really Role Same Straight Think Way]
Topic:
- Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way.
[ Actually Because Boot Camp Come Comedy Different Feels Feet Filmmaking Get Good Host How Into Learn Live Many Night Saturday Show Situations Slow Such Think Thrown Way Work Your]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Actual Audience Comedy Down Dress Her Lady Laugh Make Man Old Push Stairs Up Want Writers]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Business Come Comedy Did Especially Film Had Poor Really Relation Show Situation Snobbery Television Want]
Topic:
- When I read the script, I liked the script very much and I thought it was a marvelous part for her, because I think it is a change of pace. I mean, we know how wonderful she is in romantic comedy.
[ Because Change Comedy Her How Know Liked Marvelous Mean Much Pace Part Read Romantic Script She Think Thought Very Wonderful]
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- I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy.
[ Comedy Maybe Romantic Smaller Would]
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- Almost every comedy you see is about people making all wrong choices and making all the errors of judgement possible. Good comedy is when it works on this scale. Because it is psychologically very real.
[ Almost Because Choices Comedy Errors Every Good Judgement Making Possible Psychologically Real Scale See Very Works Wrong]
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- Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.
[ Affairs Comedy Existing Makes Possible State Subversion]
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- With comedy I can search for the profound.
[ Comedy Profound Search]
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- Stand-up comedy and poverty. Those were my two main endeavors.
[ Comedy Endeavors Main Poverty Stand-Up Those Two Were]
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- I think comedy is one of the hardest things to do.
[ Comedy Hardest Things Think]
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- My theory is, if you can do comedy and you can be in a scene with someone like Brad Garrett and hold your own, you've really got a future in this business.
[ Brad Business Comedy Future Got Hold Own Really Scene Someone Theory Your]
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- First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that I am doing a totally silly, stupid, innocent comedy.
[ Am Believe Comedy Defend Doing First Had Innocent Silly Stupid Totally Work]
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- 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.
[ Also Been Being Comedian Comedy Communicating Led Lot Obviously Politics Pressure Producer Something Under Well]
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- Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself.
[ Comedy Itself Think Value Well]
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- I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny.
[ Always Approach Comedy Funny Pretending Roles]
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- The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe, who is my total hero.
[ Admired Comedy Eric Hero Most Person Terms Total Would]
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- Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
[ Comedy Despair Escape Faith Into Narrow Truth]
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- In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
[ Comedy Eternity Every Moment Tragedy]
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- I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it.
[ Began Comedy Did Feel Finish Happier Making Sense Something Than Wanted Would Write]
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- There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories.
[ African Allowing Comedy Folk Freedom Glorious Interrupt Jokes Just Made Myself Old Sense Stories Tell Up]
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- I thought people would ask me really personal questions because I've shown more of myself, but it's a comedy, and people understand that it's a game we play.
[ Ask Because Comedy Game More Myself Personal Play Questions Really Shown Thought Understand Would]
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- And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give in to the scene and commit.
[ Comedy Commit Either Give Hide Scene]
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- I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college.
[ Always College Comedy Formally Loved Start Until]
Topic:
- In television, women can really run anything. It can be a comedy, it can be a drama, it can be genre, it can be anything. But in films, women are still getting to the top.
[ Anything Comedy Drama Films Genre Getting Really Run Still Television Top Women]
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- Women and minorities have excelled beautifully in comedy, but very few women are the lead in a drama.
[ Beautifully Comedy Drama Excelled Few Lead Minorities Very Women]
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- Yeah, even a black comedy. Where it's a little eerie. I'd love to do that. But there are about three really fabulous ones on the air now and I don't know if I can do any better than that. I'd like to sort of forge new ground.
[ Air Any Better Black Comedy Even Fabulous Forge Ground Know Little Love New Now Ones Really Sort Than Three Where Yeah]
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- You know what I would really like to do? I'd like to do a half hour drama with comedy in it.
[ Comedy Drama Half Hour Know Really Would]
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- It's a director's job to tell a story and he's very well versed in telling stories with a bit of comedy in them and keeping the pace of the movie right and that's exactly what he did. He was observant of a world he didn't understand but he told a wonderful story.
[ Bit Comedy Did Director Exactly Job Keeping Movie Observant Pace Right Stories Story Tell Telling Them Told Understand Versed Very Well Wonderful World]
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- I'd like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy.
[ Back Because Come Comedy Doing Miss Really Situation]
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- I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it.
[ Being Comedy Could Entertaining Entertainment Feeling Just Level Musical Real Relate Rooted Something Then Think Would]
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- I do like any kind of project that has both comedy and drama in it because in life you don't have one day where everything is funny then the next day everything is dramatic.
[ Any Because Both Comedy Day Drama Dramatic Everything Funny Kind Life Next Project Then Where]
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- I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography. It's going to be a spoof of Biography.
[ Also Autobiography Biography Called Central Comedy Doing Going Special Spoof]
Topic:
- Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
[ Avoiding Comedy Core Humiliation Tragedy]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Away Break Call Comedy Got Into Ought Rut Somehow Suddenly Suppose Those Thought Times Used]
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- I had a terrible job letting me do anything that wasn't comedy.
[ Anything Comedy Had Job Letting Terrible]
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- I used to write bits and pieces of comedy material for various comics that were at the Windmill... as well as my film job, I was under contract, I was allowed to do that and everything.
[ Allowed Bits Comedy Comics Contract Everything Film Job Material Pieces Under Used Various Well Were Windmill Write]
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- You know, dramas are much more expensive to do than say a comedy, so any kind of deficit like that is picked up on when it comes time for them to pick up new shows.
[ Any Comedy Comes Deficit Dramas Expensive Kind Know More Much New Pick Picked Say Shows Than Them Time Up]
Topic:
- It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy.
[ Carrey Comedy Copying Good Jim Known Machines Xerox]
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- Unless you're Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant, there are few guys who can do comedy and drama.
[ Cary Comedy Drama Few Grant Guys Jack Lemmon Unless]
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- It's both funny and sad which seem to me to be the two basic ingredients of good comedy.
[ Basic Both Comedy Funny Good Ingredients Sad Seem Two Which]
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- 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.
[ Comedy Emotionally Four Fun Get How Know Make Months Movies Sob Stories Them These Through Work]
Topic:
- I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie. I'd rather have an action or a comedy.
[ Action Comedy Cry Hour Movie Rather Sit Want]
Topic:
- My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet.
[ Comedy Fools Girl Movie New Play Romantic Rush Sweet Very Warm]
Topic:
- We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
[ Comedy Look Only Participate Tragedy]
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- To me, the musical is best when it's a musical comedy. So if you have a very, very funny show, and very good, funny songs, that's what the musical does best.
[ Best Comedy Does Funny Good Musical Show Songs Very]
Topic:
- I don't know if it's a romantic comedy but I'm in the beginning of the first of the season of "The West Wing." We shot it last year. I don't know. If anyone asks me to be in one, I'll jump on it.
[ Anyone Asks Beginning Comedy First Jump Know Last Romantic Season Shot West Wing Year]
Topic:
- You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out.
[ Comedy Know Much Out Pretty Stand-Up Started Where]
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- It's a comedy thriller, brilliantly written and it's full of twists and turns at every page. When I was reading it I was desperate to get to the end to find out what happens, it really hooks you.
[ Brilliantly Comedy Desperate End Every Find Full Get Happens Hooks Out Page Reading Really Thriller Turns Twists Written]
Topic:
- I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy.
[ Another Comedy Experience Mood Romantic]
Topic:
- Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.
[ Business Comedy Stringent Very]
Topic:
- Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.
[ Comedy Farce Real Situations Unusual]
Topic:
- Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
[ Art Because Comedy Critic Dramatic Exacting Form Gleason Instant Jackie Laughter Most Said]
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- I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy.
[ Comedy Fifty Killer Percent Say Show Would]
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- I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon.
[ Comedy Development Doing National]
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- I love a good laugh as well, I think that's so important in life, which is probably why I've dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it's the most special thing in the world.
[ Comedy Dabbled Good Horror Important Laugh Life Love Make Most Probably Smile Someone Special Thing Think Well Which Why World Writing]
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- I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying.
[ Also Comedy Create Did Disc Done Drafted Dramatic Had Korea Little Opportunity Production Shows Team Went Where]
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- I think so. I can't think of anything that requires more finesse than comedy, both from a verbal and visual point of view.
[ Anything Both Comedy Finesse More Point Requires Than Think Verbal View Visual]
Topic:
- I think people are always looking for a good comedy.
[ Always Comedy Good Looking Think]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Actors Bad Comedy Funny God How Know Lot Many Play Stuck Trouble Writes]
Topic:
- I can cry at the drop of the pin. But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing.
[ Comedy Cry Drop Hard Pin Timing]
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- Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.
[ Comedy Looks Marx Musical]
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- Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can't do a comedy unless you've just done a comedy.
[ Because Catch Clauses Comedy Community Consciousness Done Found Just Out Partly Strange Them Town Unless]
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- Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success.
[ Any Been Comedy Had Looking Success Sure Well Without Years]
Topic:
- But comedy I'd love to do as much as humanly possible.
[ Comedy Humanly Love Much Possible]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Actor Became Before Comedy Doing Fifteen Harder Lot Loved Screen Theatre Which Work Years]
Topic:
- I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen.
[ Allow Bad Character Comedy Fall Habits Happen Into Irony Stay Think Tightrope True]
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- About 25 years ago, I was in an apartment, and next door, they put on the radio, so I struck the wall with my fist, but they did not put the radio down. I took a tool and banged until I made a hole through the wall. It was like a comedy movie.
[ Ago Apartment Comedy Did Door Down Fist Hole Made Movie Next Put Radio Struck Through Took Tool Until Wall Years]
Topic:
- You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart, especially since it's a comedy show.
[ Comedy Especially Get Jon News Show Since Stewart Your]
Topic:
- And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy.
[ Comedy Drama Mentor Only Rodney School Studies Were Yale]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Been Comedy Doing Drama Feeling Finding Fun Just Other Part Projects Really Sort Way]
Topic:
- Blonde is dumb comedy, red hair is smart, sexy comedy.
[ Blonde Comedy Dumb Hair Red Sexy Smart]
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- Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
[ Comedy Happiness Means Sadness Same Time Tragedy Vegas]
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- Comedy and drama are both challenging to me.
[ Both Challenging Comedy Drama]
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- 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.
[ Comedy Could Done Easy Fun Great Harder Just Little Needed Really Tell Where Work Writing]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Comedy Joke Just Knack Make Maybe Natural See Setup Tell Way Where Writing]
Topic:
- In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
[ Absolutely Branch Comedy Hang High Look Naked Ridiculous Silly Tree Unafraid Wind]
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- It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy, which was fantastic.
[ Bbc Comedy End Era Fantastic Golden Just Which]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Better Comedy Cry Difficult Easier Laugh Make More Much Than Them Think Training]
Topic:
- It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
[ Comedy Drama Enough Good Hard Harder Hardest Life Much Which Write]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Central Comedy Did Eventually Fact Had Long Picked Pilot Shoot Show Then Twice Up]
Topic:
- Good comedy is ageless.
[ Ageless Comedy Good]
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- I really enjoy comedy. It's a real challenge.
[ Challenge Comedy Enjoy Real Really]
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- Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it's going to be one of those really silly movies and that's how it got made.
[ Apparently Brooks Cheap Comedy Figured Fine Fit Going Got Guy High How Made Make Mel Movie Movies Nobody Oh Read Really Schedule School Silly Terms Their Things Those Used Work]
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- In ten minutes, I'm thinking, 'OK, you know what? I love these guys. They're really smart, they're really good, they've got a good sense of comedy, under their guidance, I think maybe this could come out OK.' But I didn't like the part.
[ Come Comedy Could Good Got Guidance Guys Know Love Maybe Minutes Ok Out Part Really Sense Smart Ten Their These Think Thinking Under]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Babies Back Bit Brings Comedy Doing Her Machine Offend Producing Sets Think Trouble Viewer Woman World]
Topic:
- It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.
[ Almost Become Broadway Comedy Musical Park Playwright Shows Theme These Time Tough Very]
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- What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
[ Aspire Comedy Feeling Live Sitcom]
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- Right now, I'd like to just continue on a series where I am doing good work with a balance of comedy and drama. That and do occasional features and movies.
[ Am Balance Comedy Continue Doing Drama Features Good Just Movies Now Occasional Right Series Where Work]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Andy Band Bought Comedy Everybody Kaufman Music Records Sold Started Think Thousand Underground Velvet]
Topic:
- Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.
[ Circus Comedy Going Inside Nobody Play Should Try Unless]
Topic:
- Comedy is so hard; it's so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it.
[ Comedy Drama Energy Hard Harder Much Pacing Than]
Topic:
- I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about.
[ Comedy Mean Opinions Personal Something Strong Very]
Topic:
- When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.
[ Angst Any Channeled Comedy Full Into Left School Teenager]
Topic:
- Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable.
[ Almost Always Believable Comedy Exaggerated Ludicrous Must Realism Stretched]
Topic:
- With any half-hour comedy, it kind of takes on its own life and finds itself.
[ Any Comedy Finds Half-Hour Itself Kind Life Own Takes]
Topic:
- As you know it is a comedy so everything is a little bit pushed. That's what's funny about this kind of movie is you can laugh about the absurdity, and the bad side of life.
[ Absurdity Bad Bit Comedy Everything Funny Kind Know Laugh Life Little Movie Pushed Side]
Topic:
- Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note - and we won!
[ Bands Battle Comedy Did First Gig Minutes Never Note Our Played Won]
Topic:
- Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do.
[ Always Any Clown Comedy Matter Needs Obviously Personal Some Taste Will World]
Topic:
- The development of the comedy club industry destroyed the uniqueness and intimacy of the profession but it also created jobs for comics and bred some great performers.
[ Also Bred Club Comedy Comics Created Destroyed Development Great Industry Intimacy Jobs Performers Profession Some Uniqueness]
Topic:
- There's always been physical suffering in comedy.
[ Always Been Comedy Physical Suffering]
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- Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
[ Big Business Comedy May Pretty]
Topic:
- What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
[ Art Comedy Laugh Making Puke Them Without]
Topic:
- With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand.
[ Beforehand Comedy Out Really Things Want Work]
Topic:
- I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance.
[ Comedy Could Flair Give Had Performance Sustained]
Topic:
- 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.
[ American Basis Being Canadian Comedy Compare Everything Good Love North Sctv Think Well]
Topic:
- I don't love comedy but I can watch someone who's kind of interesting forever. I think a waitress who's having a bad day is a lot more fun than Robin Williams doing forty minutes of material.
[ Bad Comedy Day Doing Forever Forty Fun Having Interesting Kind Lot Love Material Minutes More Robin Someone Than Think Waitress Watch Williams]
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- I don't really like comedy.
[ Comedy Really]
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- 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.
[ Cars Comedy Down Drinking Driving Evil Getting Got Improv Involved Just Lot Say Settled Smashing Sort Teenager Up Wild]
Topic:
- Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area. Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no, it's not comedy.
[ Area Comedy Funny Kinda Spoken Weird Well Word]
Topic:
- Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because, like we said, the director's such a good comedy director.
[ Allowed Around Because Comedy Director Good Lot Play Said Such Us Yes]
Topic:
- Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
[ Because Comedy Inescapable Laugh Often Realization Sarcastic Such Terrible Things Tragedy Why]
Topic:
- If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul.
[ Because Been Better Children Comedy Done Dying Father Feel Having Out Performance Poetry Reading Say Soul Talking Things Touch Walk Want Young Your]
Topic:
- I would love to do a comedy spoof, like a Spinal Tap kind of thing.
[ Comedy Kind Love Spinal Spoof Tap Thing Would]
Topic:
- I don't really know of the Jewish tradition of comedy, only the Jewish tradition of not keeping your mouth shut. Complaining about all that is hard, unfair or ridiculous in life-having strong feelings, and not being able to suppress them. That, to me, is Jewish.
[ Able Being Comedy Complaining Feelings Hard Jewish Keeping Know Mouth Only Really Ridiculous Shut Strong Suppress Them Tradition Unfair Your]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Amusing Characters Comedy Decided His Human Indian Just Most Novels Right Very Wanted Witty]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Comedian Comedy Doing Enough God Hip Just Know Sake Stand-Up Trust Viewers]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Comedy Every Face Funny Get Head Into Movie Outfit Really Show Sketch Something Until]
Topic:
- We didn't know anything about comedy duos - Abbot and Costello, Martin and Lewis - we didn't know anything about that. Kim Fields showed us a tape of Martin and Lewis and their old shows and they come through the curtain so we started doing research on them.
[ Anything Come Comedy Costello Curtain Doing Fields Kim Know Lewis Martin Old Research Showed Shows Started Tape Their Them Through Us]
Topic:
- Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.
[ Comedy Life Make Neither Tragedy]
Topic:
- Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
[ Comedy Comes Conflict Hatred]
Topic:
- As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
[ Anyone Comedy Correct Exempt Men Purpose Reason See Should Vices Why]
Topic:
- The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
[ Amusing Comedy Correct Duty Men Them]
Topic:
- Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries.
[ After Centuries Comedy Creative Dante Did Divine Height Produce Prose Strangely]
Topic:
- I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable.
[ Comedy Make Makes Memorable More Sadness Sure Trying Well]
Topic:
- My portrayal of Fagin was all to do with my experience in comedy and revue.
[ Comedy Experience Fagin Portrayal]
Topic:
- Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny.
[ Comedy Funny Hard Line Music Rhythm Ridiculously Right]
Topic:
- You know, comedy's hard. With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth, but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.
[ Comedy Drama Emotional Hard Know Responsibility Technique Top Truth]
Topic:
- The kinds of shows that seem to work now, the comedy shows, are those which require very little attention. They're superficial and I like articulate comedy.
[ Articulate Attention Comedy Kinds Little Now Require Seem Shows Superficial Those Very Which Work]
Topic:
- Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills, we worked on the comedy ideas for this series.
[ Comedy Green Hills Ideas Script Series Together Worked Writers]
Topic:
- If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration.
[ Administration Comedy Elect Going Idol Mayor Musical]
Topic:
- There's a lot of comedy in Intermission but it's got this depth. It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's informed by something else. I like stuff like that.
[ Comedy Depth Else Got Informed Intermission Lot Sake Something Stuff]
Topic:
- Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail.
[ Blackmail Comedy Fraud Phantom Socialism]
Topic:
- Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded.
[ Alec Bond Comedy Guinness Highly House Huge James Just Monty Movies Peter Python Regarded Sellers Those Were]
Topic:
- One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.
[ Always Comedy Deepest Hysteria Moment Writes]
Topic:
- I like that kind of 'straight-faced' comedy. I like to be straight-faced and outrageous.
[ Comedy Kind Outrageous]
Topic:
- I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble!
[ Always Because Been Brothers Comedy Each Family Father Funny Him Laugh Made Make Myself Other Our Part Particularly Reasonably Some Something Sure Things Trouble Two Upset Want Way Were]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Audience Comedian Comedy Doing Get Going Itself Laugh Make Style Technique Thing Up Vaudeville Violence]
Topic:
- When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
[ Beating Billy Bite Comedy Crystal Day Death Drama Face Go Guy Hammer Hand Home Hour Make Other Out Somebody Spend Take Yell]
Topic:
- And if you can offer an explanation as to why it doesn't work then you've got to the whole root of comedy.
[ Comedy Explanation Got Offer Root Then Whole Why Work]
Topic:
- The comedians all finished their acts with a song. They would get a certain amount of money from the song publishers and would use that money to pay the writers. None of them paid very much for their comedy material, but it all added up.
[ Acts Added Amount Certain Comedians Comedy Finished Get Material Money Much None Paid Pay Publishers Song Their Them Up Use Very Would Writers]
Topic:
- I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy.
[ Actor Comedy Doing Ended Failed Live Off Show Still Up Wanted]
Topic:
- Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
[ Comedy Difficult Especially Fun Performing Slapstick Trick While]
Topic:
- The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.
[ Bring Comedy Compass Disgust Drama Emotions Exercise Exhaust Expression Human Into Light Office Other Points Possibly Purpose Relief Tears Terror Them Those Tickle Tragedy Wound]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Alternative Becoming Being Comedians Comedy Doing Enough Long Mean Personal Relaxed Stage Start Were]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Acting Carry Character Comedy Done Earlier Ensemble Good Hadn Having Just Letting Long Movie Pictures Really Them Time]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Affecting Along Astonishing Blended Breathtaking Chicago Comedy Country Ghost Gritty Magic Mean Realism Reviewers Rich Ride Said Streets Urban Way]
Topic:
- It's funny because I think a lot of it is simply... We've never considered ourselves satirists, but because we're on Comedy Central and because we're South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want.
[ Any Because Central Comedy Considered Funny Lot Never Ourselves Park Satirists Simply South Think Topic Want]
Topic:
- Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn't realize because he's a turd.
[ Because Comedy Creates Jerry Just Realize]
Topic:
- A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
[ Also Always American Being Comedy Cultural Encouraged Get Go Laughs Making Tired]
Topic:
- Especially when you deal with comedy, you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle, that catches people.
[ Because Catches Causes Chuckle Comedy Deal Especially Got Honest Honesty Really Spontaneity]
Topic:
- I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I'm geared towards.
[ Comedy Geared Instinct More Think Towards]
Topic:
- There is a universality to comedy.
[ Comedy Universality]
Topic:
- Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand-up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live.
[ Almost Alone Always Been Best Comedy Cousin Forever Get Improvisation Just Left Live Retarded Stand-Up Translate Trying Tv World]
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- I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side.
[ Agents Casting Comedy Deep Depression Flip Funny Order Other Realize Side Want]
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- 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).
[ Against Basis Comedy Death Disease Greed Helplessness Love Lust Man Power Tragedy Vanity War]
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- The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same - dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits - the repetition through the ages is comedy.
[ Ages Always Burlesque Comedy Dupe Fox Human Ingredients Repetition Same Since Straight Through Tragic]
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- Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.
[ Comedy Itself May Protecting Say Smile Society]
Topic: Humor
- With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story, that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy. I wanted to do the opposite.
[ Another Cinderella Comedy Fun Much Opposite Romantic Sleeping Story Such Want Wanted Were While]
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- I wear so many disguises on the show that only a real comedy fan might spot me.
[ Comedy Disguises Fan Many Might Only Real Show Spot Wear]
Topic:
- Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh.
[ Comedy Controlling Laugh Making Very]
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- The first comedy screenplay that I wrote was Animal House and I always thought I could and should be a director but no one was about to give me that opportunity on Animal House.
[ Always Animal Comedy Could Director First Give House Opportunity Screenplay Should Thought Wrote]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Big Comedy Going Hopefully Just Long Make Mess Moments Plenty Screw Sure Those Up Work]
Topic:
- I think that comedy really tells you how it is. The other thing about comedy is that - you don't even know if you're failing in drama, but you do know when you're failing in comedy. When you go to a comedy and you don't hear anybody laughing, you know that you've failed.
[ Anybody Comedy Drama Even Failed Failing Go Hear How Know Laughing Other Really Tells Thing Think]
Topic:
- Everybody says how hard comedy is, but, when it comes time to honor things, whether it's on a weekly critical basis or whether it's award time, at that time of the year, comedy is the poor, dumb child of dramatic work.
[ Award Basis Child Comedy Comes Critical Dramatic Dumb Everybody Hard Honor How Poor Says Things Time Weekly Whether Work Year]
Topic:
- I never like to do parodies. I never do. It's just not my style of comedy.
[ Comedy Just Never Style]
Topic:
- In a comedy it helps enhance things that were already there.
[ Already Comedy Enhance Helps Things Were]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Actually Called Cannibal Comedy Elements Film First Girls Goofy Horror Kind Movie Something Sounds Spoof Then Which]
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- Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time. We could hardly get through it.
[ Between Comedy Could Get Hardly Hour Through Time Us Whole Writers]
Topic:
- I've played comedy before but not that much. I mostly do get drawn to darker material.
[ Before Comedy Darker Drawn Get Material Mostly Much Played]
Topic:
- My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate, which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers, it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just happen to be this amazing commentator who went off into the whole theory of comedy.
[ Amazing Comedy Commentary Commentator Criticism Disk Even Ever Favorite Film Filmmakers Graduate Guy Had Happen Into Just Laser Off Professor Some Theory Track Went Which Whole]
Topic:
- Sometimes I would like the opportunity to do character-driven comedy and that's really what I was trying to do in Meet The Parents. I think in a way this is a more old fashioned type of comedy.
[ Comedy Fashioned Meet More Old Opportunity Parents Really Sometimes Think Trying Type Way Would]
Topic:
- Honestly we never lied to people about who we were. Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out.
[ Aware Because Came Central Comedy Get Honestly Interview Interviews Just Lied Never Out Pass Stories Subjects Their Usually Wanted Were]
Topic:
- Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy.
[ Comedy Fodder Great Hypocrisy]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Any Art Comedy Content Form Generic Other Really Specialized Title Varied Very]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Comedy Creepy Dark Explore Great La Loose Onstage Own Place Really Room Store Thoughts Your]
Topic:
- To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't really worry that much about what other people think of me.
[ Because Comedy Great Much Occupation Other Really Think Worry]
Topic:
- If I'm really considering doing film from now on then that is the smart thing to do, or you can go either way. You can just do the same character over and over again and make a different comedy like over and over again.
[ Again Character Comedy Considering Different Doing Either Film Go Just Make Now Over Really Same Smart Then Thing Way]
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- It's easier to play a dim character, for me, because I have a natural bent for comedy. It's not intrinsic for me to be crafty, so I would have to go outside for a source of origin. I think of myself as pretty dim.
[ Because Bent Character Comedy Crafty Dim Easier Go Intrinsic Myself Natural Origin Outside Play Pretty Source Think Would]
Topic:
- 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.
[ After Always Am Because Challenge Comedy Doing Editor Enjoy Fact Film Hands Hoping More Some Soon]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Because Comedy Comes Comic Harder Most Naturally Things Think View Would Write]
Topic:
- If you work at comedy too laboriously, you can kill what's funny in the joke.
[ Comedy Funny Joke Kill Laboriously Too Work]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Always Clearly Comedy Doing Franchise Genre Hopefully Love Mind Romantic Saying Them True Will]
Topic:
- But I find with Francis Bacon, some of the things were in the place, and someone who was connected with these schools of thought, and someone who had a motivation that equals the scope of the comedy and the tragedy in the plays.
[ Bacon Comedy Connected Equals Find Francis Had Motivation Place Plays Schools Scope Some Someone These Things Thought Tragedy Were]
Topic:
- 25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.
[ Ago Audience Basically Comedy Control Crowd Doing Making Meant Money Scene Screaming Some Something Sorts Then Urban Were Whole Years]
Topic:
- I think when you dissect a joke too much, you have ruined whatever there is in comedy.
[ Comedy Dissect Joke Much Ruined Think Too Whatever]
Topic:
- I'm doing 5000 seat theaters and audiences are going nuts, it's fantastic and it makes me very happy. I'm dirty, but not like this; I just do comedy that I find funny. I'm working on a new tv show for cable and it's not set up yet.
[ Audiences Cable Comedy Dirty Doing Fantastic Find Funny Going Happy Just Makes New Nuts Seat Set Show Theaters Tv Up Very Working Yet]
Topic:
- Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on - what will a family do out of desperation.
[ Aristocrats Based Comedy Desperation Family Movie Now Out Really Violent Want Which Will]
Topic:
- The nature of comedy is 'just do it.' But I think what's interesting about it is this joke has been around and why. And it's just saying what's wrong and how wrong can you be if you say it.
[ Around Been Comedy How Interesting Joke Just Nature Say Saying Think Why Wrong]
Topic:
- Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he's a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored.
[ Allen Bored Comedy Dissect Doing Forever Funny Guy Love Now Really Right Seem Some Steve Talking Would Yet]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Always Any Belong Celebrity Central Comedy Going Know Out Player Produce Tennis]
Topic:
- My comedy is different every time I do it. I don't know what the hell I'm doing.
[ Comedy Different Doing Every Hell Know Time]
Topic:
- The problem with me, as far as getting married and having a family, is that my comedy is so important to me. So I don't know if I'll ever be as good a dad as my dad.
[ Comedy Dad Ever Family Far Getting Good Having Important Know Married Problem]
Topic:
- When I tell people I'm a comedian they say, 'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'
[ Comedian Comedy Funny Kind Oh Say Tell]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Became Comedy Comfortable Couple Doing Ended Experience First Good Happy Never Problems Really Stifling Though Were Years]
Topic:
- Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy.
[ Biggest Comedy Dream Romantic Well]
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- I just thought it could make a really cool movie. It's not that it's just a buddy comedy but it's all about two guys hating each other and towards the end they're good friends. I liked that these two guys were best friends from the very beginning, and they're crazy.
[ Beginning Best Buddy Comedy Cool Could Crazy Each End Friends Good Guys Hating Just Liked Make Movie Other Really These Thought Towards Two Very Were]
Topic:
- The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun.
[ Because Comedy Four Friends Fun Get Laugh Levels Make Much Paid Strangers Talk Your]
Topic:
- All the jokes in my films, the comedy, they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us.
[ Big Comedy Films Hold Jokes Just Mirror Try Up Us]
Topic:
- Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark, as you know, with the lights full on. It's the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark, and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play.
[ Any Anybody Black Chinese Comedy Convention Dark Exactly Farce Full Given Know Light Lights Moment Play Played Reversing Where]
Topic:
- Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive.
[ Able Comedy Defense Mechanism Survive Without]
Topic:
- Well Washington DC what are you going to do. They think the capitol steps are the state of the art in comedy. You try to drag them into the 20th century let alone the 21st and they refuse to come with you.
[ Alone Art Capitol Century Come Comedy Dc Drag Going Into Refuse State Steps Them Think Try Washington Well]
Topic:
- My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy, so that's where I started, that's where I got everything. My roots are holding the mic.
[ Both Comedy Dad Everything Got Holding Mic Mom Roots Stand-Up Started Where]
Topic:
- You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.
[ Comedy Degrees Fact Generally Get Given Honorary Into Led Life Low Matter Must Present Realize Regular Sat Schools Scores Them Too Vocation Way Were Whose]
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- I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling). I got my comedy start in the Air Force.
[ Air Boom Comedy Force Got Operator Start]
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- Yes, I was hired by Universal because they needed a comedy director. They had seen Scandal and liked it. I saw an opportunity even in those comedies to begin my project of American films.
[ American Because Begin Comedies Comedy Director Even Films Had Hired Liked Needed Opportunity Project Saw Scandal Seen Those Universal Yes]
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- All I mean is, I'm not the kind of audience comedy directors want at a test screening because I seldom laugh, and if I do, it's not very loud. That doesn't mean I don't like the movie.
[ Audience Because Comedy Directors Kind Laugh Loud Mean Movie Screening Seldom Test Very Want]
Topic:
- After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes.
[ After Became Between Comedy Entertainments Hammerstein Just Opposed Part Revolution Rodgers Scenes Songs Story]
Topic:
- Michael Jackson wanted to be in Men in Black II. He told me he had seen the first Men in Black in Paris and had stayed behind and sat there and wept. I had to explain to him that it was a comedy.
[ Behind Black Comedy Explain First Had Him Ii Jackson Men Michael Paris Sat Seen Stayed Told Wanted Wept]
Topic:
- When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor.
[ Black Comedy Decided Flavor Give Go His Kubrick Movie Route Thought]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Able Actually Because Been Before Cable Comedy Finish Hasn Jokes Kind Really Seen Sketch Think Uncensored]
Topic:
- Eddie Murphy was the Michael Jordan of comedy. He had a full range of abilities.
[ Abilities Comedy Eddie Full Had Jordan Michael Murphy Range]
Topic:
- There's got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place.
[ Comedy Else Everything Falls Got Great Into Place Start Structure]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Action Audience Back Branch Comedy Doing Expects Into Naturally Out Pictures Tried Very Well Went]
Topic:
- I started writing this feature comedy in New York - a Chris Farley vehicle. The script was decent. When I got to LA, I met some new friends in film school and had them read my script and give me notes.
[ Chris Comedy Decent Farley Feature Film Friends Give Got Had La Met New Notes Read School Script Some Started Them Vehicle Writing York]
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- There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops, and you're the one who has to fix it!
[ Comedy Fix Guy Heart Hell Jobs Live Lot Operating Room Scarier Standing Stops Than]
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- I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama. Not one bit.
[ Bit Comedy Compared Drama]
Topic:
- I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
[ Along Career Comedy Doing Found Grew Had Make Movies Suddenly Up Wanting Way]
Topic:
- Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.
[ Comedy Creative Field Growing Mine]
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- We were the only ones interested in comedy. Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese.
[ Comedy Else Everybody Interested Martin Ones Only Scorsese Wanted Were]
Topic:
- The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
[ Anxious Black Comedy Day Full Generally Moments These Things Wedding Went]
Topic:
- If you want to be an actor, you need to learn how to act first, even in sketch comedy.
[ Act Actor Comedy Even First How Learn Need Sketch Want]
Topic:
- I think if I have any kind of unique gift, it's more in the comedy area than it is in the dramatic area.
[ Any Area Comedy Dramatic Gift Kind More Than Think Unique]
Topic:
- And then also I think it's harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike.
[ Also Because Being Comedy Harder Ladylike Opposite Then Think Women]
Topic:
- I think it's because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that's real.
[ Because Comedy Comes Face Place Real Think Your]
Topic:
- It seems like when I first started, people got into comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
[ Because Comedians Comedy First Good Got Into Seems Started Wanted]
Topic:
- Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal.
[ Comedy Deal Get Had Into Just Then Tv Wanted]
Topic:
- In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
[ Comedy Element Every Just Preserved Reversed Tragedy]
Topic:
- I remember going to Bob Preston's dressing room because I was losing a laugh - as you do in a long run. He said, 'Give me the script. That's where you're going off the road.' That's comedy. It's never the line itself; it's in the foundation.
[ Because Bob Comedy Dressing Foundation Give Going Itself Laugh Line Long Losing Never Off Remember Road Room Run Said Script Where]
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- My family's always been really funny. I feel like comedy's hard. I feel like it's so important.
[ Always Been Comedy Family Feel Funny Hard Important Really]
Topic:
- Any comic is a tragic soul. Comedy is one of the things that allows one to survive. Particularly if one has been in the process of separating off the emotions, it's one place you can process them.
[ Allows Any Been Comedy Comic Emotions Off Particularly Place Process Separating Soul Survive Them Things Tragic]
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- It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
[ Always Anyway Been Comedy Comes Dark Mostly Out Said Side]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Blunt Clear Comedy Done Edge En Famous Imagine Immediately Obscurity Point Satire Saying Try Wit Witty]
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- The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.
[ Among Appreciative Audience Cannot Chuckle Comedy Created Feels Home Important Laughter Mirth Quality Sits Smile Success Takes Understood Unless Warmth]
Topic:
- The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
[ Comedy Libel Limitations Only Rules Taste Those Tolerate]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Comedy Could Doing Go Gone Hook Little More Name Needed Real Scott Something Started Thompson Thought]
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- I'd really been wanting to do a television series. I was looking for a comedy.
[ Been Comedy Looking Really Series Television Wanting]
Topic:
- It takes intelligence to make real comedy, and it takes a reality base to create all that little stuff I like to do that makes you giggle inside.
[ Base Comedy Create Giggle Inside Intelligence Little Make Makes Real Reality Stuff Takes]
Topic:
- Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw.
[ Comedy Honest Raw Ugly]
Topic:
- Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
[ Being Comedy Funny Serious Simply Way]
Topic: Humor
- I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's lonely work. You die, you die alone. It's you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time.
[ Alone Audience Big Comedy Die How Light Lonely Lose Stand-Up Started Study Time Win Work Yeah]
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- I also want to return to doing stand-up. I've become frightened of live audiences. This is a really telling sign that I need to go back on the comedy circuit again.
[ Again Also Audiences Back Become Circuit Comedy Doing Frightened Go Live Need Really Return Sign Stand-Up Telling Want]
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- Yeah, well I've always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that's really where my training is. As an actor, that's my training.
[ Actor Always Background Comedy Musical Played Really Theatre Training Well Where Yeah]
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- I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
[ Anyone Comedy First Radio Recommend Tv Wants Would]
Topic:
- Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
[ Comedy Feel Life Think Those Tragedy]
Topic:
- Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
[ Comedy Feel Life Think Those Tragedy]
Topic:
- Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
[ Beauties Character Comedy Diversified Even Great Half Imitation Just Nature Nor Operations Passions Plot Poetry Rules Situations Their Tragedy]
Topic:
- The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel.
[ Comedy Feel Think Those Tragedy World]
Topic:
- This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
[ Comedy Feel Think Those Tragedy World]
Topic:
- I think comedy's something you can't learn. It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive.
[ Comedy Elusive Instinct Learn Makes Rather Something Think Which]
Topic:
- Comedy, at least the way I write comedy, is just drama with jokes.
[ Comedy Drama Jokes Just Least Way Write]
Topic:
- Why would they have gone to the trouble to hire the best comedy writers in the business to write funny material for us to play straight, if the children in our audience were the only audience.
[ Audience Best Business Children Comedy Funny Gone Hire Material Only Our Play Straight Trouble Us Were Why Would Write Writers]
Topic:
- The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain.
[ Comedy Hide Pain Real Reason]
Topic:
- You won't find me in a romantic comedy. Those movies don't speak to me. People don't come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I'm this dark, twisted, miserable person.
[ Because Come Comedy Dark Find Miserable Movies Person Probably Romantic Scripts Speak Talk Think Those Twisted Won]
Topic:
- Above all, in comedy, and again and again since classical times, passages can be found in which the level of representation is interrupted by references to the spectators or to the fictive nature of the play.
[ Above Again Classical Comedy Fictive Found Interrupted Level Nature Passages Play References Representation Since Spectators Times Which]
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- I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not.
[ Allows Audience Comedy Comes Doing Experience Figure Funny Having Lot Out Psychology Stand-Up Things Think]
Topic:
- I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
[ Able Amazing Around Bay Been Called Comedy Company Did Dramatic Film Fortunate Jump Just Little Map Men Movie Pigs Real Really Story Then Very Wonderful World]
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- Fox came to us with the concept for ICE AGE and they came to us with the first draft of the script. They also gave us a mandate to make it into a comedy from what was previously a rather dramatic action concept.
[ Action Age Also Came Comedy Concept Draft Dramatic First Fox Gave Ice Into Make Mandate Previously Rather Script Us]
Topic:
- I take my fun very seriously, whether it's playing the drums or acting in comedy bits. The need to be disciplined about it, and not take it lightly, and not be too casual, is something I take deeply to heart.
[ Acting Bits Casual Comedy Deeply Disciplined Drums Fun Heart Lightly Need Playing Seriously Something Take Too Very Whether]
Topic:
- That title, is one of the things I fought for. A lot of people said "But it's stupid, and it's the title of a comedy movie, and people won't take it seriously," and I'm sure there are some people who still don't. But for the most part, people do see that we really have a quality show.
[ Comedy Fought Lot Most Movie Part Quality Really Said See Seriously Show Some Still Stupid Sure Take Things Title Won]
Topic:
- I want to see Bob Dylan do sketch comedy. I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan.
[ Bob Comedy Dylan Fan Huge See Sketch Want]
Topic:
- I had to choose, I'd be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama.
[ Both Choose Coin Comedy Drama Flip Had Love Sad Same Sides]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Actress Admire Career Comedy Emma Her Know Love Much Recently Started Thompson Until Whole]
Topic:
- Someone I've always admired is Catherine O'Hara... I think she's one of the best actresses in the country, not only comedy. I just think she's just a step aside from everybody, she's just wonderful.
[ Actresses Admired Always Aside Best Catherine Comedy Country Everybody Hara Just Only She Someone Step Think Wonderful]
Topic:
- I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time.
[ Around Because Comedy Eight Feet Five Half Hoping Little Musical Never New Running Star Streets Studio Tall Thing Things Thought Time Too Walked Were Would York]
Topic:
- People need to be peppered or even outraged occasionally. Our national comedy and drama is packed with earthy familiarity and honest vulgarity. Clean vulgarity can be very shocking and that, in my view, gives greater involvement.
[ Clean Comedy Drama Even Familiarity Gives Greater Honest Involvement National Need Occasionally Our Outraged Packed Shocking Very View Vulgarity]
Topic:
- Comedy is acting out optimism.
[ Acting Comedy Optimism Out]
Topic:
- Especially with a comedy, you've got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It's not like drama where you're trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You're trying to figure out what's the funniest way to do something.
[ Achieve Along Clear Comedy Cut Drama Emotion Especially Figure Funniest Funny Further Goal Got Kind Make Out Scene Some Something Story Trying Way Where]
Topic:
- You can think of Hollywood as high school. TV actors are freshmen, comedy actors are maybe juniors, and dramatic actors - they're the cool seniors.
[ Actors Comedy Cool Dramatic Freshmen High Hollywood Juniors Maybe School Seniors Think Tv]
Topic:
- I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
[ Again Awkward Born Comedy Experience Funny Great Human Joke Lines Mean Moments Only Part Pauses Punch Really Show Television Think]
Topic:
- 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.
[ Always Because Comedy Difficult Doing Forward Get Idea Ideas Listen Myself Own Put Situation Their]
Topic:
- It's fun to do a comedy and hook people in and then hoodwink them into watching a serious movie. I like to lead in with the comedy and then hit them over the head with a drama.
[ Comedy Drama Fun Head Hit Hook Into Lead Movie Over Serious Them Then Watching]
Topic:
- Drama or comedy programming is still the surest way for advertisers to reach a mass audience. Once that changes, all bets are off.
[ Advertisers Audience Bets Changes Comedy Drama Mass Off Once Programming Reach Still Surest Way]
Topic:
- Dying is easy; comedy is hard.
[ Comedy Dying Easy Hard]
Topic:
- I am a big fan of the TV series Taxi which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I've seen.
[ Am Any Better Big Combined Comedy Fan Other Pathos Seen Series Show Taxi Than Tv Which]
Topic:
- I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama.
[ Comedy Drama Love Romantic See Stories]
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- But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine.
[ Biggest Comedy Earliest Influence Mad Magazine Our Satire Terms]
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