Quotes: comedy

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  • Sholem Aleichem
    Sholem Aleichem
    leading Yiddish author and playwright. 1859-1916
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    Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
  • '50/50' is a comedy. I shouldn't say it's a buddy comedy because it's not farcical, and it's based on a true story, but it's viewing that experience through a very truthful lens of humour.
  • B. J. Novak
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    'The Office' is less a comedy than so many other 'comedies' that have been on the air. It's really about the balance between what is real and what is comic.
  • Bob Saget
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    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.
  • Carly Craig
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    A lot of female comedians will go up there in a sweatshirt and Converses, trying to dress themselves down, because it is sort of a boy's club. I'll go up in my heels. I like that people don't think I'll be funny. I'll take that on. I don't do standup comedy - I do standup and I do comedy, but I don't go up there and do jokes.
  • Carly Craig
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    After doing comedy for a while and knowing how hard it is to do physical comedy right, I learned how incredibly talented the Three Stooges really were after re-watching old episodes. They still stand up!
  • Charlie Chaplin
    Charlie Chaplin
    British actor, movie maker 1889-1977
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    All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
  • Barry Levinson
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    Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it's going to be one of those really silly movies and that's how it got made.
  • Bo Burnham
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    At once I feel that comedy is this amazing sort of transcendent thing, and I'm also open to the fact that maybe it's just an evolutionary hiccup, something that upright apes do in their free time.
  • Bo Burnham
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    At the time of 'Words, Words, Words,' I'm a 19-year-old getting up feeling like he's entitled to do comedy and tell you what he thinks of the world, so that's inherently a little bit ridiculous.
  • Buddy Rice
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    Between us and the writers, it was comedy hour the whole time. We could hardly get through it.
  • Beth Behrs
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    Comedy always pushes some buttons, because it wouldn't be comedy if it didn't.
  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1951-2014
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    Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.
  • Warren Mitchell
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    Comedy comes from conflict, from hatred.
  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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    Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.
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