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A lot of people say that comedy doesn't travel well. I found it very accessible.

Tags: Found, Travel  ✍ Author: Mark Addy

Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.

Tags: Problems, Rather  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

There is no essential difference between the material of comedy and tragedy. All depends on the point of view of the dramatist, which, by clever emphasis, he tries to make the point of view of his audience.

Tags: Between, Point  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

Situation comedy on television has thrived for years on 'canned' laughter, grafted by gaglines by technicians using records of guffawing audiences that have been dead for years.

Tags: Dead, Laughter  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

The only thing I would unequivocally say is that I have never had any interest in romantic comedy I just couldn't do it. I think I'd be terrible.

Tags: Interest, Romantic  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I would never say never to returning to comedy.

Tags: Returning  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I think that comedy is one of the more serious things that you can do in our day, especially in the world that we're living in.

Tags: Living, Serious  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

I love physical comedy. I love Oscar Wilde, I love Shakespeare comedies, I love improv.

Tags: Love, Physical  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

When I did comedy I made fun of myself. If there was a buffoon, I played the buffoon.

Tags: Fun, Played  ✍ Author: Sid Caesar

Stanley Kubrick went with his gut feeling: he directed 'Dr. Strangelove' as a black comedy. The film is routinely described as a masterpiece.

Tags: Black, Feeling  ✍ Author: James Cagney

Anyone can write. But comedy, you've got to do some writing. You get one comedy script to every 20 dramas.

Tags: Write, Writing  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

I see parody as another form of comedy.

Tags: Another, Parody  ✍ Author: Bruce Campbell

Taste in comedy, like fashion, changes all the time.

Tags: Fashion, Time  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I'll do whatever I can do to remain employed. I'm just not precious about doing comedy or doing drama. I never want to do something in order to prove to other people what I can do.

Tags: Order, Whatever  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I always feel so pretentious talking about comedy and deconstructing it. It always feels somehow self-centred to talk about any sort of process.

Tags: Talk, Talking  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I think when someone who's known for doing drama does a comedy but just tries to be funny, that's a mistake.

Tags: Funny, Someone  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I just liked stand-up comedy so much. I used to memorize Bill Cosby albums and other people's albums, George Carlin, Flip Wilson.

Tags: Liked, Used  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Tags: Life, Seen  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

Tags: Girl, Pretty  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

I considered the years in Hollywood nothing but an interim. What I always wanted was to be was a musical comedy star.

Tags: Star, Wanted  ✍ Author: Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre

When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.

Tags: Singing, Wanted  ✍ Author: Jim Dale

Comedy is hard to do. All the cliches about it are true.

Tags: Hard, True  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels
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One of my favorite films is 'Dumb and Dumber.' I'd love to do some really silly comedy someday.

Tags: Love, Silly  ✍ Author: Paul Dano

I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range.

Tags: Light, Whole  ✍ Author: Bobby Darin

I think that for the most part, when I started doing comedy, it had become very commercialized.

Tags: Become, Started  ✍ Author: Larry David

It's that I wasn't suited to do the kind of comedy that these people were coming to hear - mainstream comedy.

Tags: Coming, Hear  ✍ Author: Larry David

Stand-up keeps you alive. It is definitely the most specialized field in comedy because you need to stay sharp and well-tuned every night.

Tags: Alive, Night  ✍ Author: Tommy Davidson

I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy.

Tags: Although  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

I'd like to do a romantic comedy.

Tags: Romantic  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

The comedy I like the best is comedy I can't do, stuff that doesn't touch my arena.

Tags: Best, Touch  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I am not sure gender ever won't be an issue in comedy, because I think that women do have different priorities in some respects.

Tags: Sure, Women  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I know the new comedy god is surrealism, but it doesn't touch my heart.

Tags: God, Heart  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

Most modern comedy is crap.

Tags: Crap, Modern  ✍ Author: Adrian Edmondson

You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy.

Tags: Dangerous, Start  ✍ Author: Adrian Edmondson

I came back to New York after college like any number of struggling performers, and you just find that niche where you can have some sort of impact. And for me that turned out to be comedy.

Tags: After, College  ✍ Author: Billy Eichner

I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama. I just look for the characters really and what they offer.

Tags: Drama, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Chiwetel Ejiofor

I love doing comedy.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you're doing drama.

Tags: Drama, May  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

It proved to me, though, that comedy is so much harder.

Tags: Harder, Though  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that's definitely a challenge.

Tags: Challenge, Laugh  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of - I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?

Tags: Growing, While  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy.

Tags: Human, Tell  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

You're at the top of your game if you do comedy.

Tags: Game, Top  ✍ Author: Hector Elizondo

Hugh Grant is the main man. He's the number one romantic comedy man in the world.

Tags: Number, Romantic  ✍ Author: Sam Elliott

I don't know what it must be like to be a writer in general, but to be a comedy writer, it's got to be something - it's a very special kind of talent.

Tags: Special, Talent  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

I feel really grateful that I am in comedy, and I love doing it.

Tags: Grateful, Love  ✍ Author: Anna Faris

My comedy does not come from a place of deep cynicism, and I tend to play characters who are naive in some way.

Tags: Deep, Place  ✍ Author: Anna Faris

I did sketch comedy for years. I've always enjoyed it.

Tags: Enjoyed, Sketch  ✍ Author: Jamie Farr

In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the audience about what they find funny.

Tags: Funny, Good  ✍ Author: Bobby Farrelly

'Movie 43' is about the hardest R Rated comedy ever.

Tags: Hardest, Movie  ✍ Author: Peter Farrelly

Women comedy is different than men comedy. Guy comedy is very aggressive, it's about insulting each other, name-calling, and kind of busting each other's chops, and that's not what women's comedy is.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

My style of comedy is very real and bittersweet, and sort of always on the verge of kind of being tragic.

Tags: Real, Style  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

As an entertainer, a comedy guy, whatever, you're never gonna be truly 100-percent happy with anything.

Tags: Happy, Whatever  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.

Tags: Act, Sodomy  ✍ Author: Marty Feldman

I think comedy comes more from a low sense of self-esteem, and I certainly have that.

Tags: Low, Sense  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.

Tags: Drama, Meaning  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

So my humor, I'd say, comes from a mixture of lowbrow comedy shows and highbrow theater. It's an interesting mix.

Tags: Humor, Shows  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

If you can have heart as well as the comedy, it takes you a lot further. I think that that's what we were trying to do with 'Gigi.'

Tags: Heart, Trying  ✍ Author: Josh Gad

I came to Hollywood originally writing comedy and writing satire.

Tags: Hollywood, Writing  ✍ Author: Stephen Gaghan

There is that stereotype of a nerd with the high pants and pocket protector and that kind of thing. That can sustain comedy for maybe a movie - hence the 'Revenge of the Nerds' franchise - but not for hopefully years on the air. It's a sight gag, not a story.

Tags: High, Revenge  ✍ Author: Johnny Galecki

That's one of the great things about comedy: we can - and should - say the things that other people aren't supposed to say. If we didn't do that, if we didn't push against those limits, we'd just be standing around onstage and yelling.

Tags: Against, Great  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

It's not good for comedy to be like, 'Thanks for liking me.' Being popular is poison.

Tags: Good, Popular  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

And you can't hide in a comedy scene either. You have to give in to the scene and commit.

Tags: Either, Give  ✍ Author: Jennifer Garner

Tina Fey is part of a generation of women who have changed the face of comedy at 'Second City,' 'SNL,' in sitcoms and in film.

Tags: Film, Women  ✍ Author: Janeane Garofalo

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.

Tags: Tragedy  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

Comedy is my passion. I'm going to do this until I drop.

Tags: Passion, Until  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

I'm a comedian who happens to be Latino. What's the difference? The difference is, my special will air on Comedy Central, not Telemundo.

Tags: Happens, Special  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

I felt audiences are happier to take comedy people who play darker people because there's a link between the psychosis of comedy and the psychosis of being a twisted character.

Tags: Between, Character  ✍ Author: Eddie Izzard

I wanted to be less well-known in comedy.

Tags: Less, Wanted  ✍ Author: Eddie Izzard

Well, comedy is a great weapon of attack. It's not a great weapon of support.

Tags: Great, Support  ✍ Author: Eddie Izzard

I'm always doing comedy and will never hit up a 9-to-5 desk job.

Tags: Hit, Job  ✍ Author: Brandon T. Jackson

'30 Rock' is the holy grail of comedy in my opinion.

Tags: Opinion, Rock  ✍ Author: Cheyenne Jackson

You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out.

Tags: Pretty, Started  ✍ Author: Brion James

Every few months I'll pop into a comedy club or go to Vegas.

Tags: Few, Months  ✍ Author: Kevin James

It's a comedy thriller, brilliantly written and it's full of twists and turns at every page. When I was reading it I was desperate to get to the end to find out what happens, it really hooks you.

Tags: End, Reading  ✍ Author: Louise Jameson

In studio films, everything has to be boxed in, everybody needs to know beforehand - this is comedy, this is sci-fi, this is drama - and what's the point of independent film if you don't get to experiment?

Tags: Film, Point  ✍ Author: Famke Janssen

I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon.

Tags: National  ✍ Author: Kato Kaelin

Comedy writers have the most fragile egos.

Tags: Fragile, Writers  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

Fast food is hugely important in the life of a comedy writer. All we do is order in, and what we're going to eat is hotly debated.

Tags: Food, Life  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

'Rubberneck' has nothing to do with comedy, nor does it follow comedic people.

Tags: Follow, Nor  ✍ Author: Anatoly Karpov

I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying.

Tags: Done, Team  ✍ Author: Casey Kasem

It sounds gross to say that I like myself more. But not everyone likes themselves that much. Especially in the comedy world.

Tags: Everyone, Themselves  ✍ Author: Chris Kattan

I think so. I can't think of anything that requires more finesse than comedy, both from a verbal and visual point of view.

Tags: Both, Point  ✍ Author: Stacy Keach

I think people are always looking for a good comedy.

Tags: Good, Looking  ✍ Author: Catherine Keener

With a play, you do it and it's gone. Films always date. Television drama always dates. Television comedy, for some reason, seems to go on.

Tags: Reason, Seems  ✍ Author: Penelope Keith

I am into comedy.

 ✍ Author: Heidi Klum

Dame Edna is that rarest sighting in our time of the absolute comic, an inspired personification of caprice whose comedy answered the primal call to take the audience for a tumble.

Tags: Inspired, Time  ✍ Author: John Lahr

Directors, like actors, get typecast. And because I've had great success with comedy and horror and TV shows, that's basically what I'm kind of offered.

Tags: Great, Success  ✍ Author: John Landis

You cannot say, because I am from Naples so I like the mixture of drama and comedy all together.

Tags: Cannot, Together  ✍ Author: Sophia Loren

Comedy is surprises, so if you're intending to make somebody laugh and they don't laugh, that's funny.

Tags: Funny, Laugh  ✍ Author: Norm MacDonald

With any half-hour comedy, it kind of takes on its own life and finds itself.

Tags: Life, Takes  ✍ Author: Seth MacFarlane

The comedy of class, played so straight, is a wonderful thing for an actor to sink their teeth into.

Tags: Actor, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

For me, comedy and drama are all the same thing.

Tags: Drama  ✍ Author: Romany Malco

One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.

Tags: Deepest, Moment  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

I want to entertain people, whether it be with a comedy, a drama or a movie. An idea's an idea.

Tags: Idea, Whether  ✍ Author: Bruce Nash

I really think if you take away a character's obstacles then there's no comedy.

Tags: Away, Character  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

I really don't want to do anything that resembles stand-up comedy. But I will agree to say that I am doing it, and I will hope that people expect it to be that, so I can thwart those expectations.

Tags: Expect, Hope  ✍ Author: Lucas Neff

I played an artist in a comedy called 'Rooster.' It was a zany film by Glen Larson, a friend who produced several successful television series including 'Magnum PI.'

Tags: Friend, Successful  ✍ Author: LeRoy Neiman

Well I was much too practical to presume to have a career in comedy.

Tags: Career, Practical  ✍ Author: Bob Newhart

When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.

Tags: Death, Home  ✍ Author: Anais Nin
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