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1. "The optimum frequency with which comedians should do a series is every year. I do one every three years. My audience is literally dying off."
Author: Alexei Sayle
2. "I like seeing what the comedian thinks is funny, not just what they think I'll think is funny."
Author: Anthony Jeselnik
3. "I would probably be a teacher if I weren't a comedian."
Author: Brad Garrett
4. "I am so hot for Chevy. I have even imagined what my first line to him will be – the one that will capture his heart. ‘Chevy Chase?' I will say, at a party very closely modelled on the ones I've seen in Dynasty. ‘Any relation to Cannock Chase?' Cannock Chase is just off the A5 to Stafford. LA-born movie star and comedian Chevy is going to both get, and love, this joke."
Author: Caitlin Moran
5. "Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them, but they riff."
Author: Carl Reiner
6. "I owe my whole acting career to the fact that I'm a singer. I went out to Los Angeles and auditioned for a TV show called 'Fame L.A.' The original role was for a comedian, but they said I wasn't very funny, so they asked me, 'What else can you do?' So I played a singer."
Author: Christian Kane
7. "I would say most comedians have a very cynical worldview of the way the world can work. It's almost like if you didn't, you couldn't be a comedian."
Author: Colin Quinn
8. "I used to have a theory actually that, if you've had a good childhood, a good marriage and a little bit of money in the bank, you're going to make a lousy comedian."
Author: David Steinberg
9. "The worst thing that can happen to a comedian is to do a documentary on your life and you're watching it with an audience and there's not a laugh."
Author: David Steinberg
10. "When I started, you didn't make a lot of money by being a comedian. You didn't get a lot of respect."
Author: David Steinberg
11. "I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny."
Author: Denis Norden
12. "Dick Van Dyke was my first idol. He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown, but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability."
Author: Douglas Wood
13. "I'm a comedian who got into movies, so I don't really think of myself as an actor."
Author: Eddie Murphy
14. "Yes, I'm known as America's most genuine comedian."
Author: Eugene Mirman
15. "Aplaudi o comediante com gargalhadas ricas em alegria"
Author: Filipe Russo
16. "It's always impressive when talented comedians are easy laughers or generous with their laughs."
Author: Hank Azaria
17. "I don't like comedians who don't have conviction, and with stand-up, it is always best to have an angle."
Author: Jack Whitehall
18. "When I see a good singer, I get teary-eyed. Part of it is jealousy because all comedians are frustrated rock stars. That's a fact."
Author: Jeff Ross
19. "The women doing comedy do not even think of themselves as 'female' comedians."
Author: Jen Kirkman
20. "Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity."
Author: Jim Butcher
21. "I'm an actor, I'm not a comedian, I never was a comedian."
Author: Jonah Hill
22. "Something I always admire, especially in female comedians, is that they're willing to make themselves look terrible."
Author: Jorma Taccone
23. "It's still amazing to me to walk down the halls of 'SNL.' You see pictures of the greatest comedians we grew up worshiping, basically. It's crazy to be able to still work there."
Author: Jorma Taccone
24. "I feel like Jim Carrey is probably the closest thing to a true physical comedian that we have working today."
Author: Josh Gad
25. "I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old. I was channeling Jackie Mason at 7."
Author: Josh Gad
26. "I think a lot of studios today are run by women, and we are entering a time when a lot of women have evolved in Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade and wanted to become writers and comedians."
Author: Judd Apatow
27. "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."
Author: Kaley Cuoco
28. "I'm probably more of a stand-up comedian than an actor."
Author: Kevin Nealon
29. "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."
Author: Leslie Nielsen
30. "The demand for standup in the eighties was created by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create very cheap television programming."
Author: Marc Maron
31. "I'm best known as a stand-up comedian, but I'm a good actor in the right role."
Author: Marcus Brigstocke
32. "Comedians don't have a monopoly on suffering. But creative people are sometimes fortunate enough to be able to incorporate their most traumatic experiences into their art."
Author: Matt Lucas
33. "In real life, comedians aren't funny."
Author: Michael Showalter
34. "There are comedians that I like. I think a lot of it, you just figure out on your own. It's definitely one of those things that you get good at by doing it a lot. But I like Jim Gaffigan. Patton Oswalt. Janeane Garofalo."
Author: Michael Showalter
35. "The comedians indulge us in laughter, the politicians amuse us with blunder"
Author: Mohammed Abad Alrazak
36. "I think the more the actor lets you know what he thinks of the character, the less the audience cares - like a comedian who laughs at his own jokes."
Author: Neil LaBute
37. "A comedian is sort of like a wild animal. It really just depends on where you catch them. Sometimes they want to cuddle up, and sometimes they'll snap at you. But for me, more often than not, if I'm talking to somebody who makes their living in comedy, it'll be a very thoughtful conversation driven from an emotionally honest place."
Author: Nick Kroll
38. "If you became a comedian in the '80s, you had to work the circuit and make people laugh. Canned laughter is cheating."
Author: Paul Merton
39. "Many comedians have a dark side that lets them take a negative thing and turn it funny."
Author: Rachel Dratch
40. "If you're a comedian, you are looking for material in daily life."
Author: Rob Brydon
41. "Jews have a tendency to become comedians."
Author: Sacha Baron Cohen
42. "As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian."
Author: Shelley Berman
43. "Who is to blame? The filth peddler, of course, but even more than this vulgar entertainer, the filth consumer, the public. So long as men are corrupt and revel in sewer filth, entertainers will sell them what they want. Laws may be passed, arrests may be made, lawyers may argue, courts may sentence and jails may harbor men of corrupt minds, but pornography and allied insults to decency will never cease until men have cleansed their minds and cease to require and pay for such vile stuff. When the customer is sick and tired of being drowned in filth by the comedians, he will not pay for that filth and its source will dry up."
Author: Spencer W. Kimball
44. "My heroes - people like Woody Allen - were stand-up comedians. Therefore, I always felt I should give it a go."
Author: Stephen Merchant
45. "When I tell people I'm a comedian they say, 'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'"
Author: Susan Sarandon
46. "I don't know any astronauts. There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians."
Author: Todd Barry
47. "There really is no Johnny Carson anymore. There is no one place a comedian can appear and explode."
Author: Tom Leykis
48. "God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh."
Author: Voltaire
49. "Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke."
Author: Will Rogers
50. "I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer, writer and director."
Author: William Shatner

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