Quotations that match 'comedy'.

There was so long from when we did the pilot and then when the show was eventually picked up by Comedy Central - and, in fact, we had to shoot the pilot twice. Thomas Lennon
[ Central Comedy Did Eventually Fact Had Long Picked Pilot Shoot Show Then Twice Up]
I think so. I can't think of anything that requires more finesse than comedy, both from a verbal and visual point of view. Stacy Keach
[ Anything Both Comedy Finesse More Point Requires Than Think Verbal View Visual]
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. Aries Spears
[ Able Actually Because Been Before Cable Comedy Finish Hasn Jokes Kind Really Seen Sketch Think Uncensored]
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. Jay Roach
[ Comedy Fashioned Meet More Old Opportunity Parents Really Sometimes Think Trying Type Way Would]
Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area. Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no, it's not comedy. Bruce McCulloch
[ Area Comedy Funny Kinda Spoken Weird Well Word]
Strangely, Dante's Divine Comedy did not produce a prose of that creative height or it did so after centuries. Eugenio Montale
[ After Centuries Comedy Creative Dante Did Divine Height Produce Prose Strangely]
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. Klaus Kinski
[ Ago Apartment Comedy Did Door Down Fist Hole Made Movie Next Put Radio Struck Through Took Tool Until Wall Years]
When Kubrick decided to go the black comedy route with his movie, he thought of me to give it that flavor. Terry Southern
[ Black Comedy Decided Flavor Give Go His Kubrick Movie Route Thought]
Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart. Brian Celio
[ Comedy Only Smart Stupid]
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. Douglas Sirk
[ American Because Begin Comedies Comedy Director Even Films Had Hired Liked Needed Opportunity Project Saw Scandal Seen Those Universal Yes]
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. Stephen Root
[ Because Bent Character Comedy Crafty Dim Easier Go Intrinsic Myself Natural Origin Outside Play Pretty Source Think Would]
The funny thing is, Dennis Miller got me back into comedy. Tommy Chong
[ Back Comedy Dennis Funny Got Into Miller Thing]
When I tried to branch out into comedy, I didn't do very well at it, so I went back to doing what I do naturally well, or what the audience expects from me - action pictures. Sylvester Stallone
[ Action Audience Back Branch Comedy Doing Expects Into Naturally Out Pictures Tried Very Well Went]
Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time. We could hardly get through it. Buddy Rice
[ Between Comedy Could Get Hardly Hour Through Time Us Whole Writers]
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa. Desi Arnaz
[ Actor Also Comedy Drama Good Necessarily Versa Very Vice]
What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy. John Lithgow
[ Aspire Comedy Feeling Live Sitcom]
Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited. John Cleese
[ Always Best Comedy Works]
You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard. Andrew Denton
[ Because Comedy Comic Hard Middle-Aged Really Very Work]
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. Tim Allen
[ Act Awaiting Comedy Decided Get Give Had Him Judge Sentencing Seriously Shot Stand-Up Suggested Together Took While]
You're at the top of your game if you do comedy. Hector Elizondo
[ Comedy Game Top Your]
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. Todd Solondz
[ Audience Because Comedy Directors Kind Laugh Loud Mean Movie Screening Seldom Test Very Want]
You just make sure you don't screw it up. It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up. Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy. Harold Ramis
[ Big Comedy Going Hopefully Just Long Make Mess Moments Plenty Screw Sure Those Up Work]
It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy, which was fantastic. John Leeson
[ Bbc Comedy End Era Fantastic Golden Just Which]
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. David R. Ellis
[ Around Being Breath Centered Chance Comedy Ease Get Good Her Husband Jeopardy Kidnapped Kim Moments Movie Really Some Son Take Tension Up Which]
Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy. Bryant H. McGill
[ Because Comedy Inescapable Laugh Often Realization Sarcastic Such Terrible Things Tragedy Why]
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. Matthew Barney
[ Acts Body Comedy Gravity Great How Interested Jackass Movie Physical Really Relationship Think Tradition Which]
Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile. J. B. Priestley Humor
[ Comedy Itself May Protecting Say Smile Society]
The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power). Dawn Powell
[ Against Basis Comedy Death Disease Greed Helplessness Love Lust Man Power Tragedy Vanity War]
First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that I am doing a totally silly, stupid, innocent comedy. Milos Forman
[ Am Believe Comedy Defend Doing First Had Innocent Silly Stupid Totally Work]
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. Austin Peck
[ Because Catches Causes Chuckle Comedy Deal Especially Got Honest Honesty Really Spontaneity]
I'd like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy. John Goodman
[ Back Because Come Comedy Doing Miss Really Situation]
Friends applaud, the comedy is over. Ludwig van Beethoven
[ Applaud Comedy Friends Over]
I got involved in improv comedy. It settled me down when I was getting wild. I was sort of an evil teenager smashing up my cars and drinking and driving, let's just say, a lot. Bruce McCulloch
[ Cars Comedy Down Drinking Driving Evil Getting Got Improv Involved Just Lot Say Settled Smashing Sort Teenager Up Wild]
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. Rowan Atkinson
[ Cambridge Came Comedy Crowd Doing Half Headed Jewel Kind Monty Oxford Python Seems Sketches Sort Them Thing Tradition Two]
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. Naomi Watts
[ Because Come Comedy Dark Find Miserable Movies Person Probably Romantic Scripts Speak Talk Think Those Twisted Won]
The Comedy Store in LA, it's a really loose room and it's really dark and creepy and a great place to explore your own thoughts onstage. Joe Rogan
[ Comedy Creepy Dark Explore Great La Loose Onstage Own Place Really Room Store Thoughts Your]
You never heard of a comedy team that didn't fight, did you? Bud Abbott
[ Comedy Did Fight Heard Never Team]
I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star. Arlene Dahl
[ Always Comedy Considered Hollywood Interim Musical Nothing Star Wanted Years]
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. Anne Dudley
[ Actually Because Bundle Comedy Favorite Full Got Hard Laughs Monty Oscar Really Sometimes Time Work]
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! Jon Stewart
[ Comedy Fix Guy Heart Hell Jobs Live Lot Operating Room Scarier Standing Stops Than]
And if you can offer an explanation as to why it doesn't work then you've got to the whole root of comedy. Denis Norden
[ Comedy Explanation Got Offer Root Then Whole Why Work]
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. Esther Williams
[ 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]
Jerry Bruckheimer creates comedy, he just doesn't realize because he's a turd. Trey Parker
[ Because Comedy Creates Jerry Just Realize]
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. Mackenzie Crook
[ Character Comedy Different Face Get Glad Had Offered Parts Probably Them]
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. Sophie Marceau
[ Absurdity Bad Bit Comedy Everything Funny Kind Know Laugh Life Little Movie Pushed Side]
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. Matt LeBlanc
[ Absolutely Branch Comedy Hang High Look Naked Ridiculous Silly Tree Unafraid Wind]
A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me, but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world. Jerry Lewis
[ Babies Back Bit Brings Comedy Doing Her Machine Offend Producing Sets Think Trouble Viewer Woman World]
I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing. Khandi Alexander
[ Comedy Laughing Love Much Very]
The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you're doing one thing. That is, you're going to make the audience laugh. Leslie Nielsen
[ Audience Comedian Comedy Doing Get Going Itself Laugh Make Style Technique Thing Up Vaudeville Violence]
Comedy is underrepresented in every actor's life, because it's so bloody difficult to write. Michael Caine
[ Actor Because Bloody Comedy Difficult Every Life Underrepresented Write]
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov Humor
[ Being Comedy Funny Serious Simply Way]
I had a terrible job letting me do anything that wasn't comedy. Val Guest
[ Anything Comedy Had Job Letting Terrible]
One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes. Desi Arnaz
[ Biggest Comedy Did Jokes Problems Some Understand]
I want to write a book which is the history of comedy. John Cleese
[ Book Comedy History Want Which Write]
You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart, especially since it's a comedy show. Joe Klein
[ Comedy Especially Get Jon News Show Since Stewart Your]
In a comedy it helps enhance things that were already there. Ivan Reitman
[ Already Comedy Enhance Helps Things Were]
Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh. Gilda Radner
[ Comedy Controlling Laugh Making Very]
I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy. Aaron Eckhart
[ Although Comedy Much Would]
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. Christopher Walken
[ Actor Always Background Comedy Musical Played Really Theatre Training Well Where Yeah]
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. Bob Saget
[ Allen Bored Comedy Dissect Doing Forever Funny Guy Love Now Really Right Seem Some Steve Talking Would Yet]
I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about. Matt Lucas
[ Comedy Mean Opinions Personal Something Strong Very]
I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy. Hector Elizondo
[ Better Comedy Condition Human Tell Think Through]
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. Albert Finney
[ Because Change Comedy Her How Know Liked Marvelous Mean Much Pace Part Read Romantic Script She Think Thought Very Wonderful]
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem Life
[ Comedy Dream Fool Game Life Poor Rich Tragedy Wise]
Most modern comedy is crap. Adrian Edmondson
[ Comedy Crap Modern Most]
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. Steve Martin
[ Art Comedy Laugh Making Puke Them Without]
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. Val Kilmer
[ Because Catch Clauses Comedy Community Consciousness Done Found Just Out Partly Strange Them Town Unless]
I would love to do a comedy spoof, like a Spinal Tap kind of thing. Matthew McGrory
[ Comedy Kind Love Spinal Spoof Tap Thing Would]
I've played comedy before but not that much. I mostly do get drawn to darker material. Natasha Richardson
[ Before Comedy Darker Drawn Get Material Mostly Much Played]
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. Neil Gaiman
[ Began Comedy Did Feel Finish Happier Making Sense Something Than Wanted Would Write]
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. Will Ferrell
[ 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]
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. Fred Melamed
[ Able Being Comedy Complaining Feelings Hard Jewish Keeping Know Mouth Only Really Ridiculous Shut Strong Suppress Them Tradition Unfair Your]
After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes. Stephen Sondheim
[ After Became Between Comedy Entertainments Hammerstein Just Opposed Part Revolution Rodgers Scenes Songs Story]
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. Luke Wilson
[ Achieve Along Clear Comedy Cut Drama Emotion Especially Figure Funniest Funny Further Goal Got Kind Make Out Scene Some Something Story Trying Way Where]
When you are the lead in a romantic comedy, you have to worry about people really liking you. Morris Chestnut
[ Comedy Lead Liking Really Romantic Worry]
To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy. Elayne Boosler
[ Comedy Key Listen Own Silence Your]
I consider myself a serious musician. Doing a comedy show does not take away from that in any way. Kevin Eubanks
[ Any Away Comedy Consider Does Doing Musician Myself Serious Show Take Way]
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. Marc Maron
[ Always Any Clown Comedy Matter Needs Obviously Personal Some Taste Will World]
I love good comedy. I don't like bad comedy. Michael Dorn
[ Bad Comedy Good Love]
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. Julianne Moore
[ Comedy Drama Emotional Hard Know Responsibility Technique Top Truth]
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Charlie Chaplin
[ Close-Up Comedy Life Seen Tragedy]
I've mainly been in dramas, so this is one of my first comedy kind of performances in Cecil B. Demented. Stephen Dorff
[ Been Cecil Comedy Demented Dramas First Kind Mainly Performances]
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. Chow Yun-Fat
[ 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]
I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that have being doing it for so long, for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start becoming personal on stage. Patton Oswalt
[ Alternative Becoming Being Comedians Comedy Doing Enough Long Mean Personal Relaxed Stage Start Were]
I love doing comedy - I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious. Carmen Electra
[ Comedy Doing Get Laugh Love Out Serious]
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. Todd Barry
[ Because Certain Comedy Extent Looking Lot Magic Much Number Phone Really Something Stepping Stone Treated Understand]
Unless you're Jack Lemmon or Cary Grant, there are few guys who can do comedy and drama. Steve Guttenberg
[ Cary Comedy Drama Few Grant Guys Jack Lemmon Unless]
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. Chris Wedge
[ Action Age Also Came Comedy Concept Draft Dramatic First Fox Gave Ice Into Make Mandate Previously Rather Script Us]
The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy. Janet Street-Porter
[ Anxious Black Comedy Day Full Generally Moments These Things Wedding Went]
Every movie I do, or when I'm on the sketch comedy show, I don't really get into it until I have an outfit or something funny with my head or face or something. Kel Mitchell
[ Comedy Every Face Funny Get Head Into Movie Outfit Really Show Sketch Something Until]
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. Carl Reiner
[ Anybody Comedy Drama Even Failed Failing Go Hear How Know Laughing Other Really Tells Thing Think]
In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the audience about what they find funny. Bobby Farrelly
[ Audience Comedy Feedback Find Funny Get Good Though]
But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine. Jerry Zucker
[ Biggest Comedy Earliest Influence Mad Magazine Our Satire Terms]
I was never really comfortable doing comedy. Though it was good the first couple of years, there were problems, and it became a stifling experience. I was happy it ended. Rick Schroder
[ Became Comedy Comfortable Couple Doing Ended Experience First Good Happy Never Problems Really Stifling Though Were Years]
I can cry at the drop of the pin. But comedy is hard for me; it's the timing. Moira Kelly
[ Comedy Cry Drop Hard Pin Timing]
I'm a big fan of Albert Brooks, Nichols and May. I'd like to follow in their footsteps and do comedy films. Illeana Douglas
[ Albert Big Brooks Comedy Fan Films Follow Footsteps May Nichols Their]
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. Marc Maron
[ Also Bred Club Comedy Comics Created Destroyed Development Great Industry Intimacy Jobs Performers Profession Some Uniqueness]
Dying is easy; comedy is hard. Donald Wolfit
[ Comedy Dying Easy Hard]
Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor. Brittany Daniel
[ Comedy Cool Dead Hard Humor Pan Very]
You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy. Adrian Edmondson
[ Comedy Dangerous Entering Land Start]
It's a great counter to doing the soap because it's a comedy. It's real physical comedy. Corbin Bernsen
[ Because Comedy Counter Doing Great Physical Real Soap]
At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick. I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy. Desi Arnaz
[ Believe Comedy Criticized Does Doing Lucy Mild Much Neither Slapstick Times Too Were]
Comedy, at least the way I write comedy, is just drama with jokes. Rob Walton
[ Comedy Drama Jokes Just Least Way Write]
Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas. Michael Caine
[ Anyone Comedy Dramas Every Get Got Script Some Write Writing]
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. Mel Brooks Funny
[ Comedy Cut Die Fall Finger Into Open Sewer Tragedy]
The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe, who is my total hero. Dawn French
[ Admired Comedy Eric Hero Most Person Terms Total Would]
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. Keenen Ivory Wayans
[ Allows Audience Comedy Comes Doing Experience Figure Funny Having Lot Out Psychology Stand-Up Things Think]
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. Cameron Diaz
[ 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]
Stand-up comedy and poverty. Those were my two main endeavors. Dave Foley
[ Comedy Endeavors Main Poverty Stand-Up Those Two Were]
And the sad truth is that nobody wants me to write comedy. The Exorcist not only ended that career, it expunged all memory of its existence. William Peter Blatty
[ Career Comedy Ended Existence Exorcist Memory Nobody Only Sad Truth Wants Write]
If you work at comedy too laboriously, you can kill what's funny in the joke. Richard Russo
[ Comedy Funny Joke Kill Laboriously Too Work]
I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy. Norman Jewison
[ Another Comedy Experience Mood Romantic]
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. Will Ferrell
[ Ahead Answer Comedy Funny General Going Hope Instincts Just Only Other Plough Straight Think Try Your]
The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else. Aaron Allston
[ Awful Between Comedy Difference Else Happening Somebody Something Tragedy While]
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. James Thurber
[ Among Appreciative Audience Cannot Chuckle Comedy Created Feels Home Important Laughter Mirth Quality Sits Smile Success Takes Understood Unless Warmth]
It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway. Alan Thicke
[ Always Anyway Been Comedy Comes Dark Mostly Out Said Side]
My new movie, Fools Rush In, is a romantic comedy and the girl I play in that is very warm, very sweet. Salma Hayek
[ Comedy Fools Girl Movie New Play Romantic Rush Sweet Very Warm]
Good comedy is ageless. Ted Levine
[ Ageless Comedy Good]
I had a flair for comedy and could give a sustained performance. Jessie Matthews
[ Comedy Could Flair Give Had Performance Sustained]
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. Paul Watzlawick
[ Above Again Classical Comedy Fictive Found Interrupted Level Nature Passages Play References Representation Since Spectators Times Which]
All the jokes in my films, the comedy, they're not me, I just try to hold a big mirror up to us. Yahoo Serious
[ Big Comedy Films Hold Jokes Just Mirror Try Up Us]
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. Reese Witherspoon
[ Comedy Drama Fun Head Hit Hook Into Lead Movie Over Serious Them Then Watching]
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. Christine Baranski
[ Comedy Energy Focus Hard Hitting Lot Music Notes Precisely Rather Really Takes]
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. Ben Kingsley
[ Actor Became Before Comedy Doing Fifteen Harder Lot Loved Screen Theatre Which Work Years]
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. Colleen Haskell
[ Comedy Emotionally Four Fun Get How Know Make Months Movies Sob Stories Them These Through Work]
In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment. Christopher Fry
[ Comedy Eternity Every Moment Tragedy]
Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it. Maureen O'Hara
[ Comedy Difficult Especially Fun Performing Slapstick Trick While]
And then also I think it's harder for women because comedy is so opposite of being ladylike. Wanda Sykes
[ Also Because Being Comedy Harder Ladylike Opposite Then Think Women]
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. Jenna Elfman
[ Because Come Comedy Conflict Does Door Her Knew Live Lot Loved Many Open She Way Would]
I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny. James L. Brooks
[ Comedy Funny Somebody Value]
Blonde is dumb comedy, red hair is smart, sexy comedy. Lisa Kudrow
[ Blonde Comedy Dumb Hair Red Sexy Smart]
I think comedy is more my instinct and more what I'm geared towards. Austin Peck
[ Comedy Geared Instinct More Think Towards]
Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business. Chuck Jones
[ Business Comedy Stringent Very]
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. Louise Jameson
[ Brilliantly Comedy Desperate End Every Find Full Get Happens Hooks Out Page Reading Really Thriller Turns Twists Written]
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. Illeana Douglas
[ Albert Brooks Comedy Day Fantasy Find Funny Goal Love Might Night Real Sketch Something Stay Stuff Thinking Up Would]
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. Eugene Levy
[ Come Comedy Could Good Got Guidance Guys Know Love Maybe Minutes Ok Out Part Really Sense Smart Ten Their These Think Thinking Under]
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. Bill Pullman
[ Another Cinderella Comedy Fun Much Opposite Romantic Sleeping Story Such Want Wanted Were While]
I was in the Air Force and was a boom operator (in-flight refueling). I got my comedy start in the Air Force. Sinbad
[ Air Boom Comedy Force Got Operator Start]
Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy. Walter Kerr
[ Comedy Looks Marx Musical]
Like I said, all comedy is based on exaggeration, big or small, whatever you can get away with. Drew Carey
[ Away Based Big Comedy Exaggeration Get Said Small Whatever]
If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy. Roger Ebert
[ Been Comedy Drop Gate Hit Hollywood Mainstream Means Movie Out Product Right Skewed Teen Toward Violence Vulgar Which Whole]
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. Norman Wisdom
[ Always Because Comedy Difficult Doing Forward Get Idea Ideas Listen Myself Own Put Situation Their]
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. Moliere
[ Amusing Comedy Correct Duty Men Them]
Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. Mel Brooks
[ Abounds Around Comedy Just Life Literally Look]
I love comedy, so you want to make them happy, make them laugh. Delta Burke
[ Comedy Happy Laugh Love Make Them Want]
Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. Sid Caesar Humor
[ Based Comedy End Little Put Take Truth]
I had to choose, I'd be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama. Dianne Wiest
[ Both Choose Coin Comedy Drama Flip Had Love Sad Same Sides]
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. Horace Walpole
[ Beauties Character Comedy Diversified Even Great Half Imitation Just Nature Nor Operations Passions Plot Poetry Rules Situations Their Tragedy]
The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was. Chevy Chase
[ Best Comedy Did Ever Know]
I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists. Mike Epps
[ Always Comedy Exists Humor Life Sense Think]
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. David Cross
[ Ability Comedy Conventional Could Course Director Film Full Great Length Movie Outside Requires Tenacious Think Work Writer]
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck
[ Comedy Humor Hurt Laughter Line Pain Separates Thin Tragedy]
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. Sigourney Weaver
[ 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]
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. Ismail Merchant
[ Amusing Characters Comedy Decided His Human Indian Just Most Novels Right Very Wanted Witty]
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. Horace Walpole
[ Comedy Feel Life Think Those Tragedy]
I'm really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I'm just sort of doing projects that I've been finding really fun to be a part of. John Krasinski
[ Been Comedy Doing Drama Feeling Finding Fun Just Other Part Projects Really Sort Way]
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. Todd Barry
[ Again Basically Booked Comedy Did Had Least Moved Myself New Over Road Then Would Year York]
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. Cillian Murphy
[ Comedy Depth Else Got Informed Intermission Lot Sake Something Stuff]
Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty. Steve Martin
[ Big Business Comedy May Pretty]
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. Jim Varney
[ Alone Audience Big Comedy Die How Light Lonely Lose Stand-Up Started Study Time Win Work Yeah]
People know me. I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there. I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central. I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity. Pete Sampras
[ Always Any Belong Celebrity Central Comedy Going Know Out Player Produce Tennis]
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. Owen Wilson
[ Actors Comedy Cool Dramatic Freshmen High Hollywood Juniors Maybe School Seniors Think Tv]
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. Bruce McCulloch
[ Bad Comedy Day Doing Forever Forty Fun Having Interesting Kind Lot Love Material Minutes More Robin Someone Than Think Waitress Watch Williams]
I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all. Steve Burton
[ Comedy First Fun Make Myself Shows]
If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. Robert Moses
[ Administration Comedy Elect Going Idol Mayor Musical]
Comedy is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny. Julianne Moore
[ Comedy Funny Hard Line Music Rhythm Ridiculously Right]
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. Sharon Gless
[ Air Any Better Black Comedy Even Fabulous Forge Ground Know Little Love New Now Ones Really Sort Than Three Where Yeah]
Drama or comedy programming is still the surest way for advertisers to reach a mass audience. Once that changes, all bets are off. Dick Wolf
[ Advertisers Audience Bets Changes Comedy Drama Mass Off Once Programming Reach Still Surest Way]
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. Todd Barry
[ Acts Benjamin Comedy Cross David Features Jon Seasons Seen Show Since Started Tastes Variety Well Wide]
Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable. Paul Lynde
[ Almost Always Believable Comedy Exaggerated Ludicrous Must Realism Stretched]
I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy. James L. Brooks
[ Along Another Chasing Comedy Idea Love Romantic Think]
If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar. The best of Your Show of Shows. That's the greatest sketch comedy you'll ever see on television. Jamie Farr
[ Best Caesar Comedy Ever Go Good Greatest Pick See Show Shows Sid Sketch Sketches Television Up Want Your]
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. Tina Fey
[ Actual Audience Comedy Down Dress Her Lady Laugh Make Man Old Push Stairs Up Want Writers]
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. Denis Norden
[ Acts Added Amount Certain Comedians Comedy Finished Get Material Money Much None Paid Pay Publishers Song Their Them Up Use Very Would Writers]
I don't really like comedy. Bruce McCulloch
[ Comedy Really]
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. Lenny Bruce
[ Art Away Comedy Fake Form Ha Honest Hour Laughs Laughter Man Only Take Three Try]
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. Charlie Chaplin
[ Comedy Girl Make Need Park Policeman Pretty]
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. Matt LeBlanc
[ Comedy Could Done Easy Fun Great Harder Just Little Needed Really Tell Where Work Writing]
Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it. Radha Mitchell
[ Comedy Life Make Neither Tragedy]
You can't always go by the book, even in comedy. Alan Bates
[ Always Book Comedy Even Go]
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. John Cleese
[ Acting American Audience Back Basic Comedy Fine Generation Go Great Kids Principles Prized Problems Really Sometimes Target Teenage Visual Which Writing]
Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred. Warren Mitchell
[ Comedy Comes Conflict Hatred]
It's a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows. John Lithgow
[ Almost Become Broadway Comedy Musical Park Playwright Shows Theme These Time Tough Very]
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. Elliott Erwitt
[ Anywhere Around Care Comedy Concern Find Human Humanity Just Matter Noticing Organizing Pictures Simply Them Things]
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. Dick Cavett
[ Badly Brilliantly Club Comedy Comic Doing Extremely Foot Painful Passed Set Since Years]
I'm a comedian, for God's sake. Viewers shouldn't trust me. And you know what? They're hip enough to know they shouldn't trust me. I'm just doing stand-up comedy. Dennis Miller
[ Comedian Comedy Doing Enough God Hip Just Know Sake Stand-Up Trust Viewers]
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. Amy Poehler
[ Almost Alone Always Been Best Comedy Cousin Forever Get Improvisation Just Left Live Retarded Stand-Up Translate Trying Tv World]
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. Theodore Bikel
[ Always Audiences Come Comedy Doing Draw Experiences Films How Know Later Laugh Live May Months Six Time Vacuum Working Your]
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue. Woody Allen
[ Bit Comedy Confronts Dessert Drama Just Meat Plate Potatoes Problems Rarely Rather Squarely Them]
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! Sophia Bush
[ Again Broadway Comedy Copies Four Funniest Gets Hbo House Live Man Never Old Over Own Parents Planet Robin Special Trailer Watch Williams Wilmington]
I really enjoy comedy. It's a real challenge. Ted Levine
[ Challenge Comedy Enjoy Real Really]
Comedy is acting out optimism. Robin Williams
[ Acting Comedy Optimism Out]
With comedy I can search for the profound. Dario Fo
[ Comedy Profound Search]
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. Burt Ward
[ Audience Best Business Children Comedy Funny Gone Hire Material Only Our Play Straight Trouble Us Were Why Would Write Writers]
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. Paul Kane
[ Comedy Dabbled Good Horror Important Laugh Life Love Make Most Probably Smile Someone Special Thing Think Well Which Why World Writing]
I get all of my comedy from CNN. Rob Corddry
[ Cnn Comedy Get]
I hadn't done just a straight-out comedy in a long time, just letting an ensemble do really good character acting, having them carry the movie as in my earlier pictures. Brian De Palma
[ Acting Carry Character Comedy Done Earlier Ensemble Good Hadn Having Just Letting Long Movie Pictures Really Them Time]
You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out. Brion James
[ Comedy Know Much Out Pretty Stand-Up Started Where]
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. Matt LeBlanc
[ Comedy Joke Just Knack Make Maybe Natural See Setup Tell Way Where Writing]
There is a universality to comedy. Simon Pegg
[ Comedy Universality]
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. Jim Dale
[ Audience Back Bus Captive Comedy Coming Entertaining Had More Nine Realized Singing Some Songs Stand-Up Take Than Then Tried Turns Wanted]
I'd like to do a romantic comedy. Aaron Eckhart
[ Comedy Romantic]
Comedy is tragedy plus time. Carol Burnett
[ Comedy Plus Time Tragedy]
I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy. Ben Stiller
[ Along Career Comedy Doing Found Grew Had Make Movies Suddenly Up Wanting Way]
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria. V. S. Naipaul
[ Always Comedy Deepest Hysteria Moment Writes]
There's nothing more difficult to do than comedy. Robert Evans
[ Comedy Difficult More Nothing Than]
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. Chris Tucker
[ Base Comedy Create Giggle Inside Intelligence Little Make Makes Real Reality Stuff Takes]
Oh, well, my first love is comedy or singing and dancing. Dick Van Dyke
[ Comedy Dancing First Love Oh Singing Well]
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter. Chuck Jones
[ Art Because Comedy Critic Dramatic Exacting Form Gleason Instant Jackie Laughter Most Said]
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. Rainn Wilson
[ Again Awkward Born Comedy Experience Funny Great Human Joke Lines Mean Moments Only Part Pauses Punch Really Show Television Think]
If you want to be an actor, you need to learn how to act first, even in sketch comedy. Nicole Sullivan
[ Act Actor Comedy Even First How Learn Need Sketch Want]
Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time. Artie Lange
[ Comedy Happiness Means Sadness Same Time Tragedy Vegas]
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. Imogene Coca
[ Beautiful Clothes Come Comedy Dance Down Going Loved Myself Never Seeing Staircase Start Theatre Thought Wearing]
In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama. Jenna Elfman
[ Absurd Believe Comedy Doing Drama Just May More Much Something]
Doing comedy for film is always a challenge because you are in the hands of the editor after the fact. I am hoping I can do some more soon, I enjoy doing comedy. Tim Roth
[ After Always Am Because Challenge Comedy Doing Editor Enjoy Fact Film Hands Hoping More Some Soon]
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. Faith Ford
[ Brad Business Comedy Future Got Hold Own Really Scene Someone Theory Your]
The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel. James Thurber
[ Comedy Libel Limitations Only Rules Taste Those Tolerate]
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. Ray Romano
[ Again Character Comedy Considering Different Doing Either Film Go Just Make Now Over Really Same Smart Then Thing Way]
I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy. Carter Burwell
[ Comedy Compared Done Horror Iii Movie Only Park Psycho Romantic Think Walk]
It proved to me, though, that comedy is so much harder. Jenna Elfman
[ Comedy Harder Much Proved Though]
With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand. Tim Matheson
[ Beforehand Comedy Out Really Things Want Work]
And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy. Robert Klein
[ Comedy Drama Mentor Only Rodney School Studies Were Yale]
Comedy. It was just huge in my house. Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, Monty Python and all those James Bond movies were highly regarded. Mike Myers
[ Alec Bond Comedy Guinness Highly House Huge James Just Monty Movies Peter Python Regarded Sellers Those Were]
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. Ruth Buzzi
[ Again Comedy Dean Doing Given Got Great Handed Highlights Hour Hysterical Love Martin Original Shows Sketches Some Their These Tons Variety Writers]
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. Bob Saget
[ Audiences Cable Comedy Dirty Doing Fantastic Find Funny Going Happy Just Makes New Nuts Seat Set Show Theaters Tv Up Very Working Yet]
I'd love to do acting, but it'd definitely have to be comedy. I can't do serious. It's completely beyond me. Allan Carr
[ Acting Beyond Comedy Completely Definitely Love Serious]
It seems like when I first started, people got into comedy because they wanted to be good comedians. Wanda Sykes
[ Because Comedians Comedy First Good Got Into Seems Started Wanted]
To me, comedy is a great occupation because I don't really worry that much about what other people think of me. Joe Rogan
[ Because Comedy Great Much Occupation Other Really Think Worry]
This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. Horace Walpole
[ Comedy Feel Think Those Tragedy World]
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. Barry Levinson
[ 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]
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. Jack Lemmon
[ Comedy Drama Enough Good Hard Harder Hardest Life Much Which Write]
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. Richard Russo
[ Because Comedy Comes Comic Harder Most Naturally Things Think View Would Write]
When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy. Leslie Easterbrook
[ Acting Characters Comedy Desire Doing Ended First Got Grand Great Had Lot Musical Opera Play Sidetracked Started Theater Tragic Up]
I will always love to perform standup comedy. Shelley Berman
[ Always Comedy Love Perform Standup Will]
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. Mark Rylance
[ Bacon Comedy Connected Equals Find Francis Had Motivation Place Plays Schools Scope Some Someone These Things Thought Tragedy Were]
I think comedy's something you can't learn. It's an instinct, which makes it rather elusive. Julie Walters
[ Comedy Elusive Instinct Learn Makes Rather Something Think Which]
It's both funny and sad which seem to me to be the two basic ingredients of good comedy. Tony Hancock
[ Basic Both Comedy Funny Good Ingredients Sad Seem Two Which]
My family's always been really funny. I feel like comedy's hard. I feel like it's so important. Christine Taylor
[ Always Been Comedy Family Feel Funny Hard Important Really]
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. Fred Willard
[ Actresses Admired Always Aside Best Catherine Comedy Country Everybody Hara Just Only She Someone Step Think Wonderful]
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy. John Guare
[ Avoiding Comedy Core Humiliation Tragedy]
I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon. Kato Kaelin
[ Comedy Development Doing National]
Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself. Lita Grey Chaplin
[ Chaplin Charlie Comedy Genius Himself Humor Particularly Sense]
I'm trying my hand at writing. I'm writing a couple of projects for HBO, a half hour comedy and a miniseries. Charles S. Dutton
[ Comedy Couple Half Hand Hbo Hour Projects Trying Writing]
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. Garrison Keillor
[ Actors Bad Comedy Funny God How Know Lot Many Play Stuck Trouble Writes]
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. Neil Simon
[ 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]
I'd really been wanting to do a television series. I was looking for a comedy. Jeanne Tripplehorn
[ Been Comedy Looking Really Series Television Wanting]
Comedy and drama are both challenging to me. Nicholas Lea
[ Both Challenging Comedy Drama]
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. Twyla Tharp
[ Allows Any Been Comedy Comic Emotions Off Particularly Place Process Separating Soul Survive Them Things Tragic]
Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive. Garry Shandling
[ Able Comedy Defense Mechanism Survive Without]
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. George P. Baker
[ Audience Between Clever Comedy Depends Difference Dramatist Emphasis Essential His Make Material Point Tragedy Tries View Which]
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. Kel Mitchell
[ Anything Come Comedy Costello Curtain Doing Fields Kim Know Lewis Martin Old Research Showed Shows Started Tape Their Them Through Us]
There's always been physical suffering in comedy. Don Martin
[ Always Been Comedy Physical Suffering]
Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself. Al Franken
[ Comedy Itself Think Value Well]
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. Ryan Gosling
[ Being Comedy Could Entertaining Entertainment Feeling Just Level Musical Real Relate Rooted Something Then Think Would]
I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy. Linda Fiorentino
[ Comedy Maybe Romantic Smaller Would]
My comedy is different every time I do it. I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Adam Sandler
[ Comedy Different Doing Every Hell Know Time]
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. Joe Rogan
[ Any Art Comedy Content Form Generic Other Really Specialized Title Varied Very]
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear. James Thurber
[ Blunt Clear Comedy Done Edge En Famous Imagine Immediately Obscurity Point Satire Saying Try Wit Witty]
I think when you dissect a joke too much, you have ruined whatever there is in comedy. Bob Saget
[ Comedy Dissect Joke Much Ruined Think Too Whatever]
Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time. Pierce Brosnan
[ Audience Away Bring Comedy Dark Difficult Push Same Them Time Very]
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. Joss Whedon
[ Comedy Fought Lot Most Movie Part Quality Really Said See Seriously Show Some Still Stupid Sure Take Things Title Won]
I wear so many disguises on the show that only a real comedy fan might spot me. Paul Putner
[ Comedy Disguises Fan Many Might Only Real Show Spot Wear]
My portrayal of Fagin was all to do with my experience in comedy and revue. Ron Moody
[ Comedy Experience Fagin Portrayal]
I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first. David Walliams
[ Anyone Comedy First Radio Recommend Tv Wants Would]
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. Jenna Elfman
[ Because Belief Challenge Challenging Comedy Definitely Laugh Level Make More Much Same]
John was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with. I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy, he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people. Kaley Cuoco
[ Acting Amazing Comedian Comedy Ever John Life Love More Most Respect Smartest Taught Teaching Than Think Worked]
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. Dawn Powell
[ Ages Always Burlesque Comedy Dupe Fox Human Ingredients Repetition Same Since Straight Through Tragic]
It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy that these people were coming to hear - mainstream comedy. Larry David
[ Comedy Coming Hear Kind Mainstream Suited These Were]
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? Jenna Elfman
[ Bit Comedy Current Especially Going Growing Happening Know Need Pains Some Television Think Through Uh While]
I learned everything that I know about comedy and about show business and a lot about life from Carl. Dick Van Dyke
[ Business Carl Comedy Everything Know Learned Life Lot Show]
I'm also doing a special for Comedy Central called Autobiography. It's going to be a spoof of Biography. Kathy Griffin
[ Also Autobiography Biography Called Central Comedy Doing Going Special Spoof]
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. Val Guest
[ Allowed Bits Comedy Comics Contract Everything Film Job Material Pieces Under Used Various Well Were Windmill Write]
I want to see Bob Dylan do sketch comedy. I'm a huge Bob Dylan fan. Bradley Whitford
[ Bob Comedy Dylan Fan Huge See Sketch Want]
Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success. Val Kilmer
[ Any Been Comedy Had Looking Success Sure Well Without Years]
And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give in to the scene and commit. Jennifer Garner
[ Comedy Commit Either Give Hide Scene]
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. Johnny Vegas
[ Again Also Audiences Back Become Circuit Comedy Doing Frightened Go Live Need Really Return Sign Stand-Up Telling Want]
Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field. Jerry Stiller
[ Comedy Creative Field Growing Mine]
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. Alexander Payne
[ Also Always American Being Comedy Cultural Encouraged Get Go Laughs Making Tired]
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. Ivan Reitman
[ Actually Called Cannibal Comedy Elements Film First Girls Goofy Horror Kind Movie Something Sounds Spoof Then Which]
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. Harold Ramis
[ Always Animal Comedy Could Director First Give House Opportunity Screenplay Should Thought Wrote]
Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them. Meg Ryan
[ Always Clearly Comedy Doing Franchise Genre Hopefully Love Mind Romantic Saying Them True Will]
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. Robert De Niro
[ Beating Billy Bite Comedy Crystal Day Death Drama Face Go Guy Hammer Hand Home Hour Make Other Out Somebody Spend Take Yell]
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. Eric Idle
[ Best Comedy Does Funny Good Musical Show Songs Very]
There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy. Sally Field
[ Business Come Comedy Did Especially Film Had Poor Really Relation Show Situation Snobbery Television Want]
Hypocrisy is great fodder for comedy. Mo Rocca
[ Comedy Fodder Great Hypocrisy]
Then you had people who wanted to get into comedy just to get a TV deal. Wanda Sykes
[ Comedy Deal Get Had Into Just Then Tv Wanted]
I thought comedy would be the hardest thing I could do, and if I could do that, I could do anything. Rodney Carrington
[ Anything Comedy Could Hardest Thing Thought Would]
I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range. Bobby Darin
[ Comedy Drama Light Range Want Whole]
Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act. Marty Feldman
[ Act Comedy Sodomy Unnatural]
Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy. Izabella Scorupco
[ Biggest Comedy Dream Romantic Well]
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. Mary Tyler Moore
[ Articulate Attention Comedy Kinds Little Now Require Seem Shows Superficial Those Very Which Work]
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. Casey Kasum
[ Also Comedy Create Did Disc Done Drafted Dramatic Had Korea Little Opportunity Production Shows Team Went Where]
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. Jay Roach
[ 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]
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. Timothy Bottoms
[ Allowed Bush Central Comedy Did Fun Hoot More Most Part Should]
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. Tim Conway
[ 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]
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. Peter Shaffer
[ Any Anybody Black Chinese Comedy Convention Dark Exactly Farce Full Given Know Light Lights Moment Play Played Reversing Where]
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! Jenna Elfman
[ Anytime Being Comedy Good Great Love Mean Piece Probably Stick Time Up Work]
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. Barry Sonnenfeld
[ Behind Black Comedy Explain First Had Him Ii Jackson Men Michael Paris Sat Seen Stayed Told Wanted Wept]
I think it's because my comedy is in your face, and it comes from a place that's real. Wanda Sykes
[ Because Comedy Comes Face Place Real Think Your]
I certainly love doing comedy and feel most comfortable near it. Candice Bergen
[ Certainly Comedy Comfortable Doing Feel Love Most Near]
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part. Miguel de Cervantes
[ Character Comedy Difficult Fool Most Must Part Plays]
The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain. Wendy Wasserstein
[ Comedy Hide Pain Real Reason]
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. Jason Isaacs
[ Anyone Asks Beginning Comedy First Jump Know Last Romantic Season Shot West Wing Year]
The radio was my big influence. Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language. Dominic Chianese
[ Big Came Comedy Feel Had Influence Instinctual Language Radio]
To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy. Nikki Cox
[ Comedy Drama Honest Lot Perfectly Simpler Than]
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. Colin Firth
[ Almost Because Choices Comedy Errors Every Good Judgement Making Possible Psychologically Real Scale See Very Works Wrong]
Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw. Aisha Tyler
[ Comedy Honest Raw Ugly]
Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible. Dario Fo
[ Affairs Comedy Existing Makes Possible State Subversion]
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. Mike Epps
[ Black Call Come Comedy Dealers Down Get Hardest Jokes Just Laugh Listen Local Make Night Only Sit Tell Them Thugs Watch Where Your]
I'm traveling the world, ripping rooms apart with my stupendous comedy. Todd Barry
[ Apart Comedy Ripping Rooms Stupendous Traveling World]
The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel. Horace Walpole
[ Comedy Feel Think Those Tragedy World]
I think that for the most part, when I started doing comedy, it had become very commercialized. Larry David
[ Become Comedy Commercialized Doing Had Most Part Started Think Very]
I left Indiana, and I ain't been back since. I've been doing comedy and paying my bills. Mike Epps
[ Back Been Bills Comedy Doing Indiana Left Paying Since]
Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. Benito Mussolini
[ Blackmail Comedy Fraud Phantom Socialism]
A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it. Jason Bateman
[ Also Any Because Comedy Factor Ground Important Need Something Straight Tee Up]
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. Bob Saget
[ Around Been Comedy How Interesting Joke Just Nature Say Saying Think Why Wrong]
I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college. Ana Gasteyer
[ Always College Comedy Formally Loved Start Until]
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. Kenneth Williams
[ Clean Comedy Drama Even Familiarity Gives Greater Honest Involvement National Need Occasionally Our Outraged Packed Shocking Very View Vulgarity]
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. Nick Cannon
[ Appease Because Chance Comedy Fans Get Know Lot Music Out Show Standup Started Well Where]
Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure. Al Franken
[ Also Been Being Comedian Comedy Communicating Led Lot Obviously Politics Pressure Producer Something Under Well]
When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy. Matt Lucas
[ Angst Any Channeled Comedy Full Into Left School Teenager]
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. Bobby Farrelly
[ Audience Comedy Could Dad Kids Love New Reintroduce Stooges Their Them Think Thought Today Watch Young]
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed. Wislawa Szymborska
[ Comedy Element Every Just Preserved Reversed Tragedy]
Women and minorities have excelled beautifully in comedy, but very few women are the lead in a drama. Sharon Gless
[ Beautifully Comedy Drama Excelled Few Lead Minorities Very Women]
I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific. Jeff Bridges
[ Comedy John Love Marriage Really Stuff Terrific Tragedy]
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. Will Durst
[ Allows Anxiety Back Comedy Contempt Creep Defiance Face Fear Hope Inhale Laughter]
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. Jeffrey Tambor
[ Because Bob Comedy Dressing Foundation Give Going Itself Laugh Line Long Losing Never Off Remember Road Room Run Said Script Where]
Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Angela Carter
[ Comedy Happens Other Tragedy]
There's got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place. Aries Spears
[ Comedy Else Everything Falls Got Great Into Place Start Structure]
I like to see love stories: romantic comedy or romantic drama. Pia Zadora
[ Comedy Drama Love Romantic See Stories]
I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival. Robert Englund
[ Comedy Festival Film Italian Venice]
I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama. I just look for the characters really and what they offer. Chiwetel Ejiofor
[ Characters Comedy Doing Drama Enjoy Everything Just Look Offer Really]
There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets? Dick Cavett
[ Cause Comedy Does Much Streets Television]
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. Mario Lopez
[ Am Balance Comedy Continue Doing Drama Features Good Just Movies Now Occasional Right Series Where Work]
Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form. Shelley Berman
[ Always Art Been Comedy Form Standup Unquestionably]
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. Will Ferrell
[ Approach Comedy Commit Doing Drama Dramatic Essentially Everything Instincts Listening Lot Meaning Play Really Role Same Straight Think Way]
I got everybody on my side through comedy. Ruth Buzzi
[ Comedy Everybody Got Side Through]
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. Sean William Scott
[ 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]
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. Todd Barry
[ Boom Comedy Comic Could Decide During Guess Literally Mean Monday Stage Started Sunday Wanted]
When I tell people I'm a comedian they say, 'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.' Susan Sarandon
[ Comedian Comedy Funny Kind Oh Say Tell]
There seems to be more comedy for comedy's sake. Todd Barry
[ Comedy More Sake Seems]
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. Sarah Michelle Gellar
[ Anything Comedy Drama Films Genre Getting Really Run Still Television Top Women]
It's good Xerox is known for its copying machines, and it's good Jim Carrey is known for comedy. Steve Guttenberg
[ Carrey Comedy Copying Good Jim Known Machines Xerox]
Yes, they allowed us to play around a lot because, like we said, the director's such a good comedy director. Kevin McDonald
[ Allowed Around Because Comedy Director Good Lot Play Said Such Us Yes]
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith. Christopher Fry
[ Comedy Despair Escape Faith Into Narrow Truth]
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. Trishelle Cannatella
[ Actually Around Brilliant Comedy Country Does Doing Family Him His Home Just Louisiana Now Saw Show Theo Traveling Visit Went]
Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice. Dick Cavett
[ Comedy Dame Every Least See Should Student Twice]
I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy. Davy Jones
[ Comedy Fifty Killer Percent Say Show Would]
I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny. Brendan Fraser
[ Always Approach Comedy Funny Pretending Roles]
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. Stephen Baldwin
[ Comedy Funny Get Go Had Honest Joint Really See Smoked Sometimes Truth Wished Wrong]
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. Todd Barry
[ Act Being Call Characters Comedy Different Doing Funny Just Musical Show Sketch Some Sort Standup Straight Things Those Try Usually Variety Ways Would]
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. Laurence Olivier
[ 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]
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. David Steinberg
[ Chris Comedy Decent Farley Feature Film Friends Give Got Had La Met New Notes Read School Script Some Started Them Vehicle Writing York]
Sometimes I wonder how I got into comedy at all. Don Adams
[ Comedy Got How Into Sometimes Wonder]
You know what I would really like to do? I'd like to do a half hour drama with comedy in it. Sharon Gless
[ Comedy Drama Half Hour Know Really Would]
Comedy. I think that's something I'd really like to do. David R. Ellis
[ Comedy Really Something Think]
Physical comedy is my favorite thing in the world to do. Jason Biggs
[ Comedy Favorite Physical Thing World]
My real name is Scott Thompson. I could have gone by that name, but when I started doing comedy I thought I needed to go by something that has a little more of a hook. Carrot Top
[ Comedy Could Doing Go Gone Hook Little More Name Needed Real Scott Something Started Thompson Thought]
We were the only ones interested in comedy. Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese. Matt Stone
[ Comedy Else Everybody Interested Martin Ones Only Scorsese Wanted Were]
This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance. Khandi Alexander
[ Balance Because Comedy Coming Hiatus Looking Need Up]
I don't want to sit and cry for an hour in a movie. I'd rather have an action or a comedy. Noah Hathaway
[ Action Comedy Cry Hour Movie Rather Sit Want]
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. Max Weinberg
[ Acting Bits Casual Comedy Deeply Disciplined Drums Fun Heart Lightly Need Playing Seriously Something Take Too Very Whether]
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. Charlotte Gainsbourg
[ Ask Because Comedy Game More Myself Personal Play Questions Really Shown Thought Understand Would]
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. Will Arnett
[ Best Cancel Comedy Gonna Great Hit Know Look Program Public Reigning Relations Sort Standpoint Take]
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. Courtney Love
[ Andy Band Bought Comedy Everybody Kaufman Music Records Sold Started Think Thousand Underground Velvet]
But comedy I'd love to do as much as humanly possible. Ben Kingsley
[ Comedy Humanly Love Much Possible]
Well, being a Canadian, I love SCTV, and I think it's the basis for all good North American comedy, so I compare everything to that. Melissa Auf der Maur
[ American Basis Being Canadian Comedy Compare Everything Good Love North Sctv Think Well]
I think comedy is one of the hardest things to do. Faith Ford
[ Comedy Hardest Things Think]
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. Roger McGough
[ Because Been Better Children Comedy Done Dying Father Feel Having Out Performance Poetry Reading Say Soul Talking Things Touch Walk Want Young Your]
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel. Horace Walpole
[ Comedy Feel Life Think Those Tragedy]
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. Neil Gaiman
[ African Allowing Comedy Folk Freedom Glorious Interrupt Jokes Just Made Myself Old Sense Stories Tell Up]
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. Will Ferrell
[ Because Brain Certain Childhood Comedy Events Figure Gotten Had Influences Into Lives Lot Maybe Much Normal Out Painful Pretty Really Their Too Were]
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. Mel Brooks
[ Anywhere Because Bring Chance Comedy Does Down Get Good Hitler Just Mussolini Rhetoric Stand These]
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. Bob Saget
[ Ago Audience Basically Comedy Control Crowd Doing Making Meant Money Scene Screaming Some Something Sorts Then Urban Were Whole Years]
With any half-hour comedy, it kind of takes on its own life and finds itself. Seth MacFarlane
[ Any Comedy Finds Half-Hour Itself Kind Life Own Takes]
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. Pauly Shore
[ Both Comedy Dad Everything Got Holding Mic Mom Roots Stand-Up Started Where]
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. Bill Bixby
[ American Been Comedy Down Frightening Happened Image Last Male Pulled Situation Years]
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. Bob Saget
[ Aristocrats Based Comedy Desperation Family Movie Now Out Really Violent Want Which Will]
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. Sara Paretsky
[ Affecting Along Astonishing Blended Breathtaking Chicago Comedy Country Ghost Gritty Magic Mean Realism Reviewers Rich Ride Said Streets Urban Way]
I like that kind of 'straight-faced' comedy. I like to be straight-faced and outrageous. Leslie Nielsen
[ Comedy Kind Outrageous]
I am a big fan of the TV series Taxi which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I've seen. Douglas Wood
[ Am Any Better Big Combined Comedy Fan Other Pathos Seen Series Show Taxi Than Tv Which]
Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills, we worked on the comedy ideas for this series. Eric Morecambe
[ Comedy Green Hills Ideas Script Series Together Worked Writers]
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. Parker Posey
[ Agents Casting Comedy Deep Depression Flip Funny Order Other Realize Side Want]
Our first gig was a battle of the bands. We did 45 minutes of comedy and never played a note - and we won! Cheech Marin
[ Bands Battle Comedy Did First Gig Minutes Never Note Our Played Won]
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. Khandi Alexander
[ Arena Comedy Done Enough Everything Feel Generous Incredibly Learned Performers Priceless Talented Teaching Terms These Timing Were Work]
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. Topher Grace
[ Any Because Both Comedy Day Drama Dramatic Everything Funny Kind Life Next Project Then Where]
Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside. Ernst Lubitsch
[ Circus Comedy Going Inside Nobody Play Should Try Unless]
Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations. Chuck Jones
[ Comedy Farce Real Situations Unusual]
We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look. Aldous Huxley
[ Comedy Look Only Participate Tragedy]
I think people are always looking for a good comedy. Catherine Keener
[ Always Comedy Good Looking Think]
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. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
[ Bit Comedy Did Director Exactly Job Keeping Movie Observant Pace Right Stories Story Tell Telling Them Told Understand Versed Very Well Wonderful World]
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. Fred Allen
[ Age Been Comedian Comedy Compelled Compete First Himself History Jokes Knows Living Machine Material Oblivion Supply Time Treadmill Whether]
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. Tim Conway
[ Being Burnett Close Comedy Could Get Guess Harvey Him Known Over Say Show Team Worked Years]
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. Ivan Reitman
[ Award Basis Child Comedy Comes Critical Dramatic Dumb Everybody Hard Honor How Poor Says Things Time Weekly Whether Work Year]
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. Bea Arthur
[ Actors Another Being Comedy Creatures Honest Into Just Many Planet Playing Real Realized Seen Suddenly Supposed Told Turn Wonderful]
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. Carlos Alazraqui
[ Administration College Comedy Doing Get Going Had Job Little Major Meant Out Real Recreation Standup Started Which]
I was a failed actor but I still wanted to show off, so I ended up doing live comedy. Graham Norton
[ Actor Comedy Doing Ended Failed Live Off Show Still Up Wanted]
I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable. Rick Moody
[ Comedy Make Makes Memorable More Sadness Sure Trying Well]
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. Adam Sandler
[ Comedy Dad Ever Family Far Getting Good Having Important Know Married Problem]
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. Mo Rocca
[ Aware Because Came Central Comedy Get Honestly Interview Interviews Just Lied Never Out Pass Stories Subjects Their Usually Wanted Were]
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. Jerry Seinfeld
[ Because Comedy Four Friends Fun Get Laugh Levels Make Much Paid Strangers Talk Your]
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. Harry Shearer
[ Alone Art Capitol Century Come Comedy Dc Drag Going Into Refuse State Steps Them Think Try Washington Well]
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. Vivien Leigh
[ Better Comedy Cry Difficult Easier Laugh Make More Much Than Them Think Training]
I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn't know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy. Gene Wilder
[ Actress Admire Career Comedy Emma Her Know Love Much Recently Started Thompson Until Whole]
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. Albert Brooks
[ Before Comedy Even Friendly Language Least Movie Muslim Never Offensive Our Put See Seen Together Two Word Words]
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. Trey Parker
[ Any Because Central Comedy Considered Funny Lot Never Ourselves Park Satirists Simply South Think Topic Want]
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt. Moliere
[ Anyone Comedy Correct Exempt Men Purpose Reason See Should Vices Why]
I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama. Not one bit. Ben Stiller
[ Bit Comedy Compared Drama]
Eddie Murphy was the Michael Jordan of comedy. He had a full range of abilities. Aries Spears
[ Abilities Comedy Eddie Full Had Jordan Michael Murphy Range]
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! Leslie Nielsen
[ 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]
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. Paul Guilfoyle
[ Any Comedy Comes Deficit Dramas Expensive Kind Know More Much New Pick Picked Say Shows Than Them Time Up]
Comedy is second nature for me. Anthony Anderson
[ Comedy Nature Second]
Comedy is so hard; it's so much harder than drama. The pacing of it, the energy of it. Josh Lucas
[ Comedy Drama Energy Hard Harder Much Pacing Than]
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. Jo Brand
[ 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]
I think if I have any kind of unique gift, it's more in the comedy area than it is in the dramatic area. Susan Sullivan
[ Any Area Comedy Dramatic Gift Kind More Than Think Unique]
I never like to do parodies. I never do. It's just not my style of comedy. Ivan Reitman
[ Comedy Just Never Style]
At those times I got into... I suppose you call it a rut. I used to do comedy, comedy, comedy and I suddenly thought I ought to break away from this somehow. Val Guest
[ Away Break Call Comedy Got Into Ought Rut Somehow Suddenly Suppose Those Thought Times Used]
The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy. Bjork
[ Comedy Country Critical Criticism English Good Loves Unforgiving Very]
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. Kate Clinton
[ Been Cd Collection Comedy Consider Doing Material New Record Start Try Up Wrap]
We are in desperate need of a well-done romantic lesbian comedy. Jill Bennett
[ Comedy Desperate Lesbian Need Romantic]
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. Adam Arkin
[ Allows Also Comedy Day-To-Day Done Drama Feel Life Logistical Lot Miss More Much Purely Schedule Standpoint Than Think Work]
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. Ben Kingsley
[ Allow Bad Character Comedy Fall Habits Happen Into Irony Stay Think Tightrope True]
I did sketch comedy for years. I've always enjoyed it. Jamie Farr
[ Always Comedy Did Enjoyed Sketch Years]