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1. "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."
Author: Ben Kingsley
2. "I think the comedy clubs tend to homogenize the acts a little bit, because they force them to be palatable in way too many environments."
Author: Bo Burnham
3. "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."
Author: Bob Saget
4. "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."
Author: Bobby Farrelly
5. "I'm a laugher and a lover of comedy."
Author: Brett Ratner
6. "Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time. We could hardly get through it."
Author: Buddy Rice
7. "I've seen too many comics who got their own shows and were undone because they worked for an executive producer who didn't understand their comedy or their sensibility."
Author: Carol Leifer
8. "In this desperate way, I started many a comedy."
Author: Charles Chaplin
9. "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."
Author: Cuba Gooding Jr.
10. "Anyway, my writer gang: they kind of did their comedy apprenticeship with me and, during that period, when they were young and impressionable, I think I infected them with my pun virus. They grew to enjoy puns, think puns, just as much as me. The problem is people don't really like puns any more, so I worry I've rendered the poor fuckers virtually unemployable."
Author: Frank Skinner
11. "I think comedy is drama, often. It's hard to have comedy over a period of time - commercials are one thing, but over a period of time - comedy and tragedy go hand in hand."
Author: Gore Verbinski
12. "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."
Author: Horace Walpole
13. "Comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin. A talent in one area might also lead to a predisposition in the other."
Author: Jack Dee
14. "I think, through comedy, sometimes we're allowed to discuss things that you'd never be able to talk about in a drama."
Author: Jason Reitman
15. "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."
Author: Jay Roach
16. "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?"
Author: Jenna Elfman
17. "Comedy is like math - you can check your answer because you know you've gotten it right if you get a laugh. It just makes sense to me. I feel like because I've had to keep that tool in my box for so long, I'm ready to show it off a bit."
Author: Jennifer Carpenter
18. "My idol growing up was Charlie Chaplin. I was obsessed with him. I mean, while other kids were watching Jim Carrey and the likes in the '90s, I was watching Charlie Chaplin films, because I was a bit of a geek. I became obsessed with this idea of physical comedy."
Author: Josh Gad
19. "Comedy fans are the best fans. They embrace and support you doing low-budget work and will follow you to the end of the earth!"
Author: June Diane Raphael
20. "I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon."
Author: Kato Kaelin
21. "You can not have comedy unless people are behaving badly. You can't have it."
Author: Keegan Michael Key
22. "I really think if you take away a character's obstacles then there's no comedy."
Author: Kunal Nayyar
23. "I really, really, really want to do a silly romantic comedy where I can just have a crush on the guy, trip over myself, and laugh and be goofy. I just feel like all I do is cry, sob, and fight zombies and the bad guys."
Author: Laurie Holden
24. "I like that kind of 'straight-faced' comedy. I like to be straight-faced and outrageous."
Author: Leslie Nielsen
25. "What is the stage? It's a place, baby, you know, where people play at being serious, a place where they act comedies. We've got to act a comedy now, dead serious."
Author: Luigi Pirandello
26. "Comedy is created when someone is trying very earnestly to do what he feels is the right thing to do at that moment."
Author: Madeline Kahn
27. "There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy."
Author: Mark Twain
28. "I suppose I walk that line between comedy and cruelty because I think one illuminates the other. We're all cruel, aren't we? We are all extreme in one way or another at times and that's what drama, since the Greeks, has dealt with."
Author: Martin McDonagh
29. "I just love entertaining. I will do anything - stand-up comedy, video games, fencing, internet shorts - I just want to keep being lucky enough to entertain people anyway I can. I try never to limit my art to a medium."
Author: Matthew Gray Gubler
30. "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."
Author: Max Weinberg
31. "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."
Author: Mel Brooks
32. "HELEN HAYES: "Which part of The Divine Comedy do you like the most, Tiziano?"TIZIANO CONTI: "The fifth Canto."HELEN HAYES: "The Hell, huh?"TIZIANO CONTI: "L'inferno depicts the truth."
Author: Merce Cardus
33. "Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the '80s and '90s - 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Home Alone,' etc. - has acquired rights to 'The Cypress House' and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct."
Author: Michael Koryta
34. "Life is pure farce from beginning to end, with a littleblack comedy thrown in for shade. If it was anythingelse, mankind would have stuck his collective head inthe gas oyen years ago. No one could tolerate seventyyears of tragedy. When I die - probably of cancer -Jane has prornised to put on my tombstone: "Herelies Anne Cattrell who laughed her way through it.The joke was on her but at least she knew it." (The Ice House)"
Author: Minette Walters
35. "I think my goal was just to do comedy, honestly. It still is. Whatever form that took or takes, it doesn't matter."
Author: Nick Kroll
36. "He didn't want her; he wanted me. Well, you know how it is."Dalgliesh did know. This, after all, was the commonest, the most banal of personal tragedies. You loved someone. They didn't love you. Worse still, in defiance of their own best interests and to the destruction of your peace, they loved another. What would half the world's poets and novelists do without this universal tragicomedy?"
Author: P.D. James
37. "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."
Author: Peter Shaffer
38. "The physical part of comedy is as hard as a lot of action movies. It scares me, but in a way that I like."
Author: Rachel McAdams
39. "Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it."
Author: Radha Mitchell
40. "I guess, in a way, I grew up mixed race: half white, half black. That question's always been on my mind: 'What are you? Are you this or that? Are you a white dude or are you a black dude?' In a strange way, music and comedy is kind of the same thing. I'm both.They're just different modes of expression."
Author: Reggie Watts
41. "If comedy duos don't like each other, it just won't work."
Author: Scott Thompson
42. "I think that's important to women in comedy, that we get a lot of the good lines and you're not just the girlfriend or the sister."
Author: Sharon Horgan
43. "Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form."
Author: Shelley Berman
44. "Comedy was something I picked up trying to perfect my art through spoken word. I got on YouTube just to show off my poetry, and then people thought I was funny, so I ran with it."
Author: Spoken Reasons
45. "I very rarely laugh. I remember I used to have a joy at comedy. I remember going to see Sean Lock for the first time live, just in some comedy club when I was 18, and again, just guttural, pure laughter. I didn't know what he was doing; I couldn't see the tricks."
Author: Stephen Merchant
46. "Good comedy is ageless."
Author: Ted Levine
47. "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."
Author: Tim Allen
48. "Obviously neither 'American Idol' nor 'Dancing With the Stars' is a variety show in the classic sense, but the way they incorporate elements of drama, comedy and suspense is moderately ingenious."
Author: Tom Shales
49. "You cannot have the drama without comedy."
Author: Tommy Wiseau
50. "That perhaps is your task--to find the relation between things that seem incompatible yet have a mysterious affinity, to absorb every experience that comes your way fearlessly and saturate it completely so that your poem is a whole, not a fragment; to re-think human life into poetry and so give us tragedy again and comedy by means of characters not spun out at length in the novelist's way, but condensed and synthesized in the poet's way--that is what we look to you to do now."
Author: Virginia Woolf

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