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Tragedy Else

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

Romantic Like

I'd like to do a romantic comedy.

- Aaron Eckhart

Love Influenced

I definitely relate so much to a lot of women in comedy, but I don't love segregating the genders. I'm just as influenced by male comedians as I am female comedians.

- Abbi Jacobson

Like Were

I feel like comedy had a boys'-club label when we were starting.

- Abbi Jacobson

Love Young

You know all those young people watching Comedy Central love 'Frasier.'

- Abbi Jacobson

Love Unquestionably

What I love about comedy is that it's unquestionably working. There are varying degrees of that, where there's something that makes you smile and is funny versus something that makes you hysterically laugh.

- Abbi Jacobson

Ryan Seamlessly

Man, Amy Ryan. I have geeked out so hard for her - to her face! There aren't a lot of people that can cross those lines of drama and comedy so seamlessly as Amy Ryan.

- Abbi Jacobson

Want Hollywood

Hollywood would make a holocaust an animated comedy if people would pay to see it; they don't care... they just want your money.

- Adam Green

Two Funniest

Anyone in the comedy world knows that Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell are two of the funniest guys around.

- Adam McKay

Damage Break

It's one thing to break stuff and damage people's possessions, but when you start aiming at the ideology of America, that's dangerous comedy.

- Adam McKay

Which About

First off, no one award-wise ever rewards comedy, which is... whatever. I don't care about that.

- Adam McKay

Which Movie

I am actually talking about possibly adapting 'The Boys,' by Garth Ennis, which would not be a comedy, but an action movie with comedy elements to it.

- Adam McKay

Doing Know

My comedy is different every time I do it. I don't know what the hell I'm doing.

- Adam Sandler

Having Dad

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

Always Got

A lot of critics object to what I do, but I got into comedy to make people laugh, and I've always worked hard.

- Adam Sandler

Always Got

A lot of critics object to what I do, but I got into comedy to make people laugh, and I've always worked hard.

- Adam Sandler

Dangerous Entering

You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.

- Adrian Edmondson

Love I Love

I love to do comedy.

- Adrianne Palicki

Proud Very

'You're Ugly Too' isn't a comedy, but it has a lightness of touch with a hard edge. But it's essentially a warm story tinged with a bit of melancholy in the great Irish tradition. I'm very proud of that film.

- Aidan Gillen

Ugly Honest

Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw.

- Aisha Tyler

Like Grown

I like grown up comedy.

- Aisha Tyler

Doing Silly

Comedy's really about not being afraid to look terrible, look ugly, look silly, make fun of yourself. And that's something that women are just not socialized to do. But more women are doing it, and more women have examples of women doing it brilliantly.

- Aisha Tyler

Think I Think

Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Want Next

People want their actors to do comedy, too. They don't want any comedians next to the actor. They want one solo hero and want to see everything in him.

- Akshay Kumar

Politics Been

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

Business Daily Show

People see me on the 'Daily Show' or 'About a Boy'. But the reality is that I only got into this business to do standup comedy.

- Al Madrigal

Myself Tell

Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them. That's how I saw myself, in comedy.

- Al Pacino

Other Influenced

Usually, comedy shows only influence other comedy shows. 'M*A*S*H' is one of the few comedies that influenced dramatic shows as well.

- Alan Alda

Always Even

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.

- Alan Bates

Jay Once

I did standup comedy. I opened once for Jay Leno.

- Alan Colmes

My Own Couple

I experimented with my own one-man show a couple of years ago in Aspen when HBO used to have their comedy festival there. I called it 'A History of Me.'

- Alan Zweibel

Bigger Wanted

I, sort of, got into comedy accidentally, and it got bigger than I wanted it to.

- Albert Brooks

Tragedy Participate

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

- Aldous Huxley

Nor Does

'Rubberneck' has nothing to do with comedy, nor does it follow comedic people.

- Alex Karpovsky

Always Making

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

Beard You

You can't do comedy with a beard.

- Alexei Sayle


I'm fascinated by comedy.

- Alexei Sayle

Now Career

It seems easier to make a career out of comedy now than it was in the 1980s.

- Alexei Sayle

American TV

On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Judd Apatow stuff.

- Alia Shawkat

Think I Think

I think comedy, so much of it comes out of the strange sort of golden instant 'cause you don't know why it's funny, but you captured it.

- Alice Lowe

Through Maybe

I'm gradually working through my obsessions, and maybe, when they're all free and clear, I'll write a comedy. But I'm not there yet.

- Alice Sebold

Doing Drama

I enjoy doing drama, and I enjoy doing comedy equally.

- Alison Brie

Like Added

I feel like any time John Oliver is added to something, the comedy is instantly there. He's so funny.

- Alison Brie

Love Beyond

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

Some Symbolize

I've done some version of that Minnesota accent - that Midwestern accent - in sketch comedy for years. It's the quickest way to symbolize you're a mom.

- Allison Tolman

Love Say

It's safe to say I'm a comedy nerd. I listen to so many podcasts. I just love to laugh.

- Allison Williams

Life Music

Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.

- Alvar Aalto

Fact Other

In a romantic comedy, it's usually a good idea to have people who can't stand the fact that they are attracted to each other.

- Amanda Peet

Television Mostly

I am a stage actor. I do mostly improv comedy. The only national television stuff is 'Archer' and' Frisky Dingo.'

- Amber Nash

Before Goes

It goes without saying that before its culture and literature can continue to evolve, Latvia first must endure the political comedy of creating a stable, functioning and unthreatened democracy.

- Amity Gaige

Style Wanted

I wanted to do something in the style of a comedy of manners.

- Amy Heckerling

Doing Like

When you're doing sketch comedy and you're pregnant, it's like wearing a giant sombrero in every sketch.

- Amy Poehler

Law Survive

I don't watch a lot of comedy. For relaxation and escape, I watch shows about how people survive bear attacks. Or old episodes of 'Law and Order,' the Benjamin Bratt/Jerry Orbach era.

- Amy Poehler

Everyone Saturday

I'm a 'Saturday Night Live' guy. I'm a comedy guy. As long as they're giving it to everyone, I don't care about how low they go, most of the time.

- Andrew Breitbart

Work Very

You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it, because comedy is really hard.

- Andrew Denton

Find Great Place

The Internet is a great place to find unconventional comedy that you can't find anywhere else.

- Andy Dick

Get Out

I came out to L.A. in '78 to be a musician. I didn't get into comedy until the mid-Eighties.

- Andy Kindler

Start Minutes

When did I start comedy? I came out of the womb and did 10 minutes.

- Andy Kindler

Actress Give

Why did God have to make Mo'Nique a good actress? What was God thinking when he decided to give Mo'Nique acting chops. Now we have to endure Mo'Nique comedy specials.

- Andy Kindler

Tragedy Other

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

- Angela Carter

Lives Dose

With our hectic lives, a dose of comedy is a must.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Here Goes

Comedy is the toughest. If it goes little bit here and there, and your partner doesn't cover up for you, then everything can go wrong.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Relax Mood

I feel mindless comedies make you relax - there are times when I come from shooting and watch comedy shows; they really change my mood.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Silent Which

I have done 'Gutar-Gu,' which was a silent comedy show.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Winning Original

Half-brights consider it comedy gold to congratulate anyone they dislike for 'winning the Kentucky Derby!' The only thing more bracingly original to not-smart people is: 'Stay classy!'

- Ann Coulter

Idiot Hard

Comedy is hard. Any idiot can have an opinion.

- Ann Coulter

Always Daydream

I've always wanted to be in comedy... growing up with Asian parents and not seeing yourself represented in media - it was always just a daydream.

- Anna Akana

Nature Me

Comedy is second nature for me.

- Anthony Anderson

Upset Wrote

That's the worst way you can hear about comedy material: from a third person's blog story that they wrote when they were upset.

- Anthony Jeselnik

Doing TV

My deepest fear about doing TV, especially about doing a network comedy, was what if it felt too surface-y? What if it felt too jokey?

- Ari Graynor

Then Gonna

If I'm gonna stay in this world of comedy, then it has to be a really special character to me in a really smart piece of material.

- Ari Graynor

More Going

I don't have to fear that if I do more comedy I'm not going to get to do everything I want. I'll get to do my 'Yentl.'

- Ari Graynor

Will Other

With comedy, don't try to be funny. That's really helped me. Just say the lines as you would say them, interact with other characters, and try to make it as real as possible. It will come out funny.

- Ariel Winter

Start Got

There's got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place.

- Aries Spears

Michael Murphy

Eddie Murphy was the Michael Jordan of comedy. He had a full range of abilities.

- Aries Spears

Always About

The history of the relationship between comedy and swimming is short indeed. Of course it is always funny when someone falls into water, but that's about it.

- Arthur Smith

Dream Astronaut

Historically, a successful life in comedy is a dream that's as equally pondered and unpursued as being an astronaut.

- Artie Lange

All Night Could

I got into comedy so I could stay out all night.

- Artie Lange

Over It Over

Misery is the stuff of comedy, if one can just live long enough to get over it.

- Charles Platt

Need Pretty

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

- Charlie Chaplin

Doing Other

To do a comedy team, it requires so much extracurricular stuff, so much compromise, so much intuitiveness to know what the other guy is doing. That's why it's so hard to do it.

- Cheech Marin

Bit Little Bit

With stand-up, there's a little bit of an exaggerated reality because things have to be manipulated to create comedy, to create jokes.

- Chris Hardwick

Television Tries

American television constantly tries to co-op British comedy and create their own version of it. Most of the time it doesn't work; obviously, in the case of 'The Office,' it did. But a lot of times, it doesn't really work.

- Chris Hardwick

Crazy Go

British comedy fans go crazy.

- Chris Lilley

Expressing Very

I believe people leave a theater bonding with characters. Story is the vessel that carries character. Comedy is a very important component of expressing character.

- Chris Meledandri

Balance Drama

I enjoy comedy and drama. A nice balance of both is great.

- Chris Owen

Doing Like

I do enjoy doing action quite clearly, but I also really like doing comedy.

- Chris Pine

Like Giggle

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

Rather Mandate

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

Happy Am

I am so happy that I married a comedy writer. He's never not without a joke. No matter where we are.

- Christa Miller

Tragedy Eternity

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

- Christopher Fry

Faith Truth

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.

- Christopher Fry

Bold Away

Animation is awesome because there's a really bold type of comedy you can get away with that you couldn't get away with in live action: a broader, campier style.

- Christopher Miller

Farce Real People

Comedy is unusual people in real situations; farce is real people in unusual situations.

- Chuck Jones

Business Very

Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business.

- Chuck Jones

Art Dramatic

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.

- Chuck Jones

Informed Like

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

Been Directors

Directors have been trying to get me to do comedy for a long time, ever since 'One Eight Seven.'

- Clifton Collins, Jr.

Serious Get

Comedy is great; you get to laugh! Life is so serious.

- Clifton Collins, Jr.

Some Optimists

Some people would say comedy draws from some dark places, from your dark stuff. Life's great optimists aren't necessarily the funniest people.

- Colin Firth