All my life, whenever I get bummed, nervous, anxious or sad, I use comedy and music to get me through.
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.
comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
Farce is nearer tragedy in its essence than comedy is.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I think being successful in comedy is being funny and making jokes - anything beyond that is the icing on the cake.jimmy carr
As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.jimmy carr
There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?dick cavett
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.charlie chaplin
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
Marston is a writer of great merit, who rose to tragedy from the ground of comedy, and whose forte was not sympathy, either with the stronger or softer emotions, but an impatient scorn and bitter indignation against the vices and follies of men, which vented itself either in comic irony or in lofty invective. He was properly a satirist.john marston
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.v. s. naipaul
A tragedy can never suffer by delay: a comedy may, because the allusions or the manners represented in it maybe temporary.horace walpole
The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel.horace walpole
It always seems to someone outside the business that it is very difficult to write for a comedy show because it must be done quickly. Actually, it is much easier to write this humor than to do a joke or a show from scratch, because the audience knows the plot. Just mention what is going on and then deliver the punch line.robert orben
The secret of writing comedy is to know where it's all going, then get ahead of it.robert orben
If the psychic energies of the average mass of people watching a football game or a musical comedy could be diverted into the rational channels of a freedom movement, they would be invincible.wilhelm reich
The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
Dying is easy, comedy is hard.
I believe in the future a new Dante will write a new Divine comedy.ba jin
comedy is a game played to throw reflections upon social life, and it deals with human nature in the drawing-room of civilized men and women, where we have no dust of the struggling outer world, no mire, no violent crashes, to make the correctness of the representation convincing.George Meredith
When Harold Pinter was lobbying to have London's comedy Theatre renamed the Pinter Theatre, Stoppard wrote back: "Have you thought, instead, of changing your name to Harold comedy?"tom stoppard