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.
The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
comedy, I imagine, is harder to do consistently than tragedy, but I like it spiced in the wine of sadness.Bernard Malamud
We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division; Our mothers' wombs the tiring-houses be Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is, That sits and marks still who doth act amiss; Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done. Thus march we, playing, to our latest rest, Only we die in earnestthat's no jest.Sir Walter Raleigh
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
"Greig, currently hot in the TV comedy Green Wing, has a dark, brittle glamour that isn't quite beauty (there's a disconcerting touch of Edwina Currie about her) and suggests an incipient unhappiness lurking beneath the ready wit."tamsin greig
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.Robert Henryson
One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.v. s. naipaul
For me to be at a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, I'm deeply, deeply sorry.
You have Mel Brooks and your Marx Brothers and your Larry David. So it's affected it enormously and really not at all. I don't think I've ever done anything comedically where the joke of it had to do with Judaism and Jewishness, but there's definitely a proud tradition of comedy in the Jews.Andy Samberg
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
Dying is easy, comedy is hard.
Killing time is perhaps the essence of comedy, just as the essence of tragedy is killing eternity.
comedy should never be over-analysed. It's either funny or it isn't. There's a subtle difference between those who say funny things and those who say things funny.ken dodd
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
As a cartoonist I just felt so much passion about what had happened I wanted to kind of counter comedy Central's message they sent about feeling afraid.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.mel brooks