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Comedy Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Comedy are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Funny

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Comedy keeps the heart sweet.
- Mark Twain

 

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself -
with a smile.
- J. B. Priestley

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov


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Comedy has to be based on truth.
You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
- Sid Caesar

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

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick.
The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
- Maureen O'Hara

Like I said, all comedy is based on exaggeration,
big or small, whatever you can get away with.
- Drew Carey

In tragedy every moment is eternity;
in comedy,
eternity is a moment.
- Christopher Fry

Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited.
- John Cleese

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

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy.
He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin

Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible.
- Dario Fo

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

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

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

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

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

This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance.
- Khandi Alexander

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men,
I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
- Moliere

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

Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.
- Jerry Stiller

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

Sometimes I wonder how I got into comedy at all.
- Don Adams

The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people,
but criticism can be good.
And this is a country that loves comedy.
- Bjork

I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
- David Walliams

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

I thought comedy would be the hardest thing I could do,
and if I could do that, I could do anything.
- Rodney Carrington

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
- Artie Lange

I love romantic comedy, but I think you have to have
another idea that you're chasing along with romantic comedy.
- James L. Brooks

Dying is easy; comedy is hard.
- Donald Wolfit

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

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

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

The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was.
- Chevy Chase

I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
- Robert Englund

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

Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form.
- Shelley Berman

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
- Aldous Huxley

I've mainly been in dramas, so this is one of my first
comedy kind of performances in Cecil B. Demented.
- Stephen Dorff

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

Good comedy is ageless.
- Ted Levine

Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
- Warren Mitchell

With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand.
- Tim Matheson

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

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

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

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

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

It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy
that these people were coming to hear -
mainstream comedy.
- Larry David

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

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

In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the
audience about what they find funny.
- Bobby Farrelly

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim.
What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.
- Arlene Dahl

Comedy is unusual people in real situations;
farce is real people in unusual situations.
- Chuck Jones

I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists.
- Mike Epps

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

The day of the wedding went like these things generally do,
full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
- Janet Street-Porter

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

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

I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing.
- Khandi Alexander

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

I love John Irving's stuff.
It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy.
It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges

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

What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy.
- John Lithgow

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

It's both funny and sad which seem to me to be the
two basic ingredients of good comedy.
- Tony Hancock


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