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Funny Quotations about Comedy

quotations about comedy

Comedy – it's the universal language of laughter, the balm for our troubles, and the mirror that reflects the absurdities of our world. The magic of comedy lies in its ability to illuminate the truth, even as it makes us chuckle, giggle, or roar with laughter. It's a tool for satire, a weapon against despair, and a ticket to a lighter, brighter perspective on life.

The world of comedy is a kaleidoscope of wit, timing, and imagination, spun by the nimble minds of those who have the knack for seeing the funny side of life. Comedians, with their sharp observations and clever wordplay, are our guides on this delightful journey, inviting us to laugh at ourselves and the world around us.

This collection of quotations is a celebration of comedy in all its hilarious glory. It brings together the wit and wisdom of some of the world's funniest people, who share their insights on what it means to be a comedian, the nature of humor, and the sheer joy of making people laugh. As you explore these quotations, remember the words of Charlie Chaplin: "A day without laughter is a day wasted."

"They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian...They're not laughing now." Bob Monkhouse (English entertainer, 1928-2003)

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." Peter Ustinov (British actor, 1921-2004)

"Comedy is tragedy plus time." Carol Burnett (American comedian, 1933-)

Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them *puke.*leave.*cry.* Steve Martin (American comedian, 1945-)

"My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world." George Bernard Shaw (Irish dramatist, 1856-1950)

"A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling." Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher, 1844-1900)

"I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be." Billy Connolly (Scottish comedian, 1942-)

Comedy is acting out *optimism.*life.*tragedy, with a clown's nose.* Robin Williams (American actor, 1952-)

"I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." George Carlin (American comedian, 1937-2008)

"Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants." Stephen King (American author, 1947-)

"Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act." Marty Feldman (English comedian, 1933-83)

"The funniest thing about comedy is that you never know why people laugh. I know what makes them laugh but trying to get your hands on the why of it is like trying to pick an eel out of a tub of water." W. C. Fields (American humorist, 1880-1946)

"Some jokes are short and elegant, like a mathematical proof or a midget in a ball-gown." Demetri Martin (American comedian, 1973-)

"Comedy is *the blues*opera*punk rock* for people who can't sing." Chris Rock (American comedian, 1965-)

"Love, marriage and kids are fine, but I wouldn't give up an hour of comedy for them." Frank Skinner (English comedian, 1957-)

"There are three basic rules for great comedy. Unfortunately no-one can remember what they are." Arthur Smith (English comedian, 1954-)

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