All Quotes, Comedy

35+ Shinny Comedy Quotes

Comedy is one of the most oldest form of human entertainment. History of comedy is around 3000 years old. Starting from 425 BCE, Aristophanes, a comic playwright and satirical author of the Ancient Greek Theater, wrote 40 comedies. This is a collection of 39 quotes on comedy and comedy sayings.



1. Comedy is tragedy - plus time. Carol Burnett
2. What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. Steve Martin
3. This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel. Horace Walpole
4. Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. Robin Williams
5. Stand-up comedy is all you. It's your show, it's your game. You control every aspect of it - of that experience and that expression. There's really nothing quite as satisfying. Bryan Callen
6. Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. Benito Mussolini
7. Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you. Mel Brooks
8. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem
9. All people are sad clowns. That's the key to comedy - and it's a buffer against reality. Bob Odenkirk
10. You can't do comedy with a beard. Alexei Sayle
11. The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part. Miguel de Cervantes
12. With our hectic lives, a dose of comedy is a must. Anita Hassanandani Reddy
13. There's sketch, improve, writing, acting, music, and badminton. Those are the seven forms of comedy. T. J. Miller
14. Stand-up comedy is an art form and it dies unless you expand it. Sam Kinison
15. Comedy is exaggerated realism. It can be stretched to the almost ludicrous, but it must always be believable. Paul Lynde
16. In comedy laughter settles all arguments. Robert McKee
17. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov
18. Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals. Larry Hagman


19. Editing and post-production is so important with comedy. Eddie Kaye Thomas
20. Comedy is only funny when there's real pain. Sebastian Stan
21. For a comedy to work, magic has to happen. Bradley Cooper
22. One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria. V. S. Naipaul
23. Great comedy is always sadistic. Patrick Marber
24. Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor. Brittany Daniel
25. Great comedy calls large matters into question. Penelope Gilliatt
26. Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive. Garry Shandling
27. Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith. Christopher Fry
28. Comedy is a necessity to get through life with the fewest scars. Humor is the best antidote to help relieve all struggles. Suzy Kassem
29. Comedy is incredibly hard. You have to be loose. You have to be not afraid to fail. Bill Hader
30. Comedy is all about the pause. Ron White
31. With comedy, you have no place to go but more comedy, so you're never off the hook. Steve Martin
32. Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. Sid Caesar
33. The best comedy is always played straight down the middle. Tom Hiddleston
34. Comedy is created when someone is trying very earnestly to do what he feels is the right thing to do at that moment. Madeline Kahn
35. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov
36. The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. Moliere
37. Comedy always works best when it is mean spirited. John Cleese
38. Nothing gives you confidence like being a member of a small, weirdly specific, hard to find demographic. Mindy Kaling
39. Comedy is very controlling you are making people laugh. Gilda Radner

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