Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over. SeeAugustus 42:48.
I am a guy who talks about bacon and escalators. Stand-up comedy is very much a conversation. It's very personal, stylistically.jim gaffigan
If folly leads each man into a blindness where he is lost, the madman, on the contrary, reminds each man of his truth; in a comedy where each man deceives the other and dupes himself, the madman is comedy to the second degree: the deception of deception; he utters, in his simpleton's language which makes no show of reason, the words of reason that release, in the comic, the comedy: he speaks love to lovers, the truth of life to the young, the middling reality of things to the proud, to the insolent, and the liars.
All my life, whenever I get bummed, nervous, anxious or sad, I use comedy and music to get me through.Joshua Dun
comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est. (Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)Ludwig van Beethoven
I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes - anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.jimmy carr
It's like in most parts of America, where there was industry and there is no longer; there is cynicism mixed with sarcasm and some optimism. That's how my background influenced my comedy.jim gaffigan
I do kind of aspire to do comedy that appeals to a wide range of audiences and doesn't divide people. I never want to do material that makes people laugh at the expense of making other people feel bad - not to say I'm not guilty of that at times. ... I try and make humor out of the really important issues of the day, like Hot Pockets and elevators and not wanting to get out of bed.jim gaffigan
On MySpace ... the whole demographic of the stand-up comedy fan has changed. It's like an indie band thing. People think they've discovered you.jim gaffigan
But you have to recognize the fact that, critically, Jimmy is great at what he does, and I think he's doing some of the best comedy in late night. I'm a very big fan.jimmy kimmel
... the judge in the Saddam trial appears to be wearing comedy specs and moustache.eddie mair
There is nothing more profoundly serious than real comedy, which is an affirmation of human communion, redemption and grace.michael malone
The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.james thurber
Every time is a time for comedy in a world of tension that would languish without it. But I cannot confine myself to lightness in a period of human life that demands light ... We all know that, as the old adage has it, "It is later than you think." ..., but I also say occasionally: "It is lighter than you think." In this light let's not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.james thurber
A tragedy can never suffer by delay: a comedy may, because the allusions or the manners represented in it maybe temporary.horace walpole
Last night's fierce-eyed Don Giovanni, sung by Vytautas Juozapaitis, was a lean and hungry predator (...) Mozart's dark comedy has been realised with grandeur.vytautas juozapaitis
Before seeing Truffaut 's Small Change, I was afraid it was going to be one of those simple, natural films about childhood which I generally try to avoid I'm just not good enough to go to them. But this series of sketches on the general theme of the resilience of children turns out to be that rarity a poetic comedy that's really funny.Pauline Kael
I won't ever get on stage at a comedy club when people know about it.john mayer
Sit the comedy out, and that done, when the Play's at an end, let the Curtain fall down.
Henryson's greatness is most plainly to be seen in the range of general principles and ideas which informs his poetry and which allows it to encompass tragedy and comedy alike. He is the most Shakespearian of the early Scottish poets.
The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool , and he must be no simpleton that plays the part.
Talking of the comedy of 'The Rehearsal', he said 'It has not enough wit to keep it sweet.' This was easy;he therefore caught himself, and pronounced a more rounded sentence; 'It hasnot vitalityenoughtopreserve it from putrefaction.'
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
comedy is like a sweet. On auspicious occasions and during celebrations sweets are always offered. We offer a unique flavour.
selected by Nanobug 2004 comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov