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Every black film feels like it's Tyler Perry, and that just needs to stop. But people seem to slowly be looking for what else is out there - 'Is there something else besides this type of humor?' 'I'm tired of seeing men in dresses.' Issa Rae
People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail. Bob Newhart
Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Sex is funny and love is serious. Stephan Jenkins
It's funny to find there are still people around who think if a musician has schooling, it automatically makes him a lesser jazz player. But you don't learn jazz in school. Paul Horn
You know, Freud accepted his lot very stoically and very well and with a sense of humor. He aged and died gracefully, and there's a lot to be said for that. Viggo Mortensen
But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives. Norman Lear
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. Will Rogers
I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives. Billy Connolly
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. Edward de Bono
If you look back, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven were mixing music and humor all the time. Richard Hyung-ki Joo
I wasn't a class clown, I just found at an early age that I was able to make people laugh. So I mostly wrote funny stuff instead of writing what I was supposed to be writing. Alan Zweibel
There are a lot of funny things that happen in one's life. Pierce Brosnan
When I did 'Sex and the City,' it was like, 'Let's do a comedy where the humor is not coming from innuendo but from the a truthful place. This is a show where we're going to be able to say and do what we want.' Darren Star
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin
I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through. Richard Simmons
From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between... and sometimes in the same moment. David Hyde Pierce
It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women. Even when I started out on 'The Office' eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different. Mindy Kaling
G.I. humor is similar to cop humor. Nelson DeMille
How can you analyse what is funny? What's funny to one isn't funny to another... What's funny to you is a personal thing. Les Dawson
Everybody in the South loves the one closeted homosexual who's married. It's just too funny to not have in a movie about the South. It's an epidemic. You gotta represent! Tate Taylor
My background is all comedy. I've been doing improv since I was 17. It's funny, because when I meet people, I'm known as this guy who will punch you in the face or throw you out a window, when I also have a background in comedy. Derek Mears
Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on 'Family Guy' or 'South Park' that are edgier. Mine's not as edgy as those, but it's edgier than 'Beetle Bailey.' Stephan Pastis
Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter. Gigi Hadid
Larry David finds a way to make jokes about the Holocaust. It would never have occurred to me. And it was funny. Alan King
Michael is a funny character, for whom I have a great deal of affection. He sat across his desk and seemed to be a bit of a blunt fellow. We began talking about the characters and he opened up about his vision. Madeleine Stowe
There is nothing funny about a well-adjusted, intelligent person making the right choices. Tim Heidecker
I'm not interested in being one of those comedians who wants to look good and be this 'cool' funny person. I don't care how weird or ugly I look. Chris Lilley
I'm always in situations where you can't be funny, and yet I want to do it anyway. Tim Heidecker
Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements. J. G. Ballard
Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. Robert Orben
The times I've tried not to be funny, it's never worked, and the times I'm trying not to be dark and just be funny, that never works, either. As varied as my subject matter is, I think the worldview is pretty consistent: seeing darkness and seeing humor. Rebecca Makkai
I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. Robert Benchley
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners. Johnny Carson
I find a lot of things kind of funny and I often say what's on my mind, and then get nine texts from all my friends going, 'What's the matter with you?' But I haven't ever made a big attempt to have any particular image. And I don't really worry about it. If it's funny, I don't care. Kate Beckinsale
Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory. Joshua Foer
We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to. Lisa Guerrero
I can play a cat lady. I can't put my foot down and refuse to play anything but playing the perfect, well-adjusted woman, because those people aren't as fun or funny. Sarah Baker
I want to be host of 'SNL.' I want to work with Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, J.J. Abrams, Emma Stone and Tim Burton, Sean Penn, Cameron Crowe. I want to work with Adam Sandler - he is so funny - and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. David Mazouz
Because I was a television writer for many years, I write very conversationally. I put things straight, and with a lot of humor. Tracy McMillan
As an actor you get categorized by other people, but it's not like I arrange myself into comedy mode or serious mode. If it's good writing you just have to play it true - if it's funny, it's funny. But obviously you don't want it to be amusing if you're playing Hedda Gabler! Sophie Thompson
You know, I've just always been sort of goofy and kind of gone with it. I actually usually work more in drama, but I have been floating back and forth with comedy, and somehow they keep giving me jobs in comedy, so I guess there's something funny about me. Zachary Knighton
My persona has always been what a man was never supposed to be. Outrageous, gregarious, crazy, silly, funny. Richard Simmons
It's funny how many people will come to Vegas to see your show where they might not come out to see you unless you come to their hometown. Reba McEntire
Fox does the NFL a lot like they program the rest of the network. There's sort of a locker room sense of humor that prevails. With ESPN, it's more like a pat-you-on-the-back kind of comedy. I mean, they'll all get on each other a little bit, but it's never mean-spirited. Frank Caliendo
I don't think I would describe my sense of humor. Doesn't sound like the kind of thing I'd do. Tommy Lee Jones
I'm somebody who believes in funny things, and laughing, but I do like for them to come from a place that addresses the human condition. Natasha Lyonne
Humor comes from self-confidence. Rita Mae Brown
I don't need no stool and mike stand. I don't need all of that to be funny. I've been funny my whole life. This is a gift God gave me. I spread love wherever I'm at. I'm like Marvin Gaye. Tracy Morgan
Jack Black is so funny! On and off screen, like, he would make you laugh every day. He's hilarious. Caitlin Hale
The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there's a man she's been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, 'What is he doing?' She says you don't sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her. Richard LaGravenese
I'm not sure when exactly I knew I was funny, but I always knew I was different. I never had an 'edit' button and would say whatever came into my head. Most of the time, what came out of my mouth was the very thing everyone else was thinking - but too polite or afraid to verbalize. Judy Gold
I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name. Paula Poundstone
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore. Yogi Berra
I've been to many funerals of funny people, and they're some of the funniest days you'll ever have, because the emotions run high. Albert Brooks
I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can't analyze humor. You just have to get through it. Elaine Stritch
As I get older, my sense of humor is my biggest asset. David Alan Grier
I'm not sure. But that bless-his/her-heart kind of melancholic humor is among my favorite things in the world. I guess it exposes a kind of humanity - or that's the hope, at least - a kind of grudging respect for human frailty. Unless it's actually kicking human frailty while it's down - I'm not sure. David Rakoff
I call it predicament humor. You don't do anything that cuts the star off at the knees or worse. You make him intelligent; you give him great ideas and great things to do. Glen A. Larson
Any misfortune that happens to another person is funny. If it happens to someone else and not me, it's very funny. Gilbert Gottfried
Humor is always more interesting when it comes from someone who's had more than, like, five experiences. Mallory Ortberg
When you're watching 'Armageddon,' and the Aerosmith song starts... Super funny. Trey Parker
Well, I'm not afraid to say something if I think it's funny, even if it's harsh or racist. Sarah Silverman
OK, I have to admit that I go on TheSuperficial.com. That guy is so funny, he's just so funny... you know, I'm a news junkie, so I regularly flip between HuffingtonPost.com, CNN.com, and a site that's called MyWay.com, which shows me six different news feeds. And I go on DrudgeReport.com about once a day. Marshall Herskovitz
We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to. Jerry Lawler
What is extraordinary about the character of Edna - and I speak as though I am completely outside this character and I am talking to you - I'm, as it were, in the wings, and she's on stage, and every now and then she says something extremely funny, and I stand there and think: 'I wish I'd thought of that.' Barry Humphries
I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality. Fionnula Flanagan
The superfluous, a very necessary thing. Voltaire
Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings. Ellen DeGeneres
Not intending to be funny: I sit at the keyboard, put my fingers on the keys and go. To me, it's the real secret of writing. Put yourself in front of the screen or the blank sheet of paper and get to work. Robin Hobb
GamerGate is really a sexist temper tantrum. That's kind of a silly, funny way of putting it, but it's kind of what it feels like, right? They're going after and targeting women who are trying to make changes in the industry. They're attacking anyone who supports women. Anita Sarkeesian
Quite often, intent on conveying how things can go wrong for a culture (science fiction) or an individual (horror) or all of magical creation (fantasy), works of fantastika often preclude comedy, because humor gets in the way of messages of doom or struggle. Paul Di Filippo
I always find it funny when I watch actors talking about, 'I chose to do this part.' A lot of times it's 'you're lucky to get the job.' We're like, 'Thank you so much.' Lucy Punch
We don't appreciate the value of humor sometimes. Janet Evanovich
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. Garrison Keillor
Oh all the time when Victoria Wood and I did our series. There were people asking 'Can women be funny?' People still ask that. It's like asking: 'Can women breathe in and out?' Julie Walters
Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting. Tucker Carlson
There's been so many different types of musicals, and it's a funny genre because there's a fine line between clever and stupid. It really takes a genius to know how to do it. Melissa Etheridge
Porsche is a driver's car - a performance car. That was funny - here's this awesome car, but it's got no cup holders. Jason McCoy
Ingmar Bergman had a great sense of humor, and he had a very special, characteristic laugh that you always recognized - if he went to watch a theater show, 'Ah! He is here tonight.' Max von Sydow
Working for President Nixon was the most extraordinary professional experience of my life. He was endlessly fascinating: brilliant, visionary, kind, generous, warm, funny - and yes, a good man. Monica Crowley
I like humor. David Yates
I auditioned for a solo in church and got it. I was about seven and I sang a song called, 'Jesus, I Heard You Had a Big House' and I remember people standing up at the end and me thinking, 'Oh, I think I'm going to like this.' That's how it all began. Sounds funny to say you got your start in church, but I did. Kristin Chenoweth
'Portnoy's Complaint' was very far out there, and movies have always worked when you have either a funny situation between two or more people or a very dramatic situation. There's not that much difference. Richard D. Zanuck
I write what I think is funny and I write from a sense of popping a balloon or a sense of injustice, whether it's about yourself, or whether it's about something else. It's my worldview; it doesn't mean that everybody has to agree with it. Denis Leary
I never thought of myself as like, a funny person. Lena Dunham
Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, women - we're all trying to find our place in this world of cinema and television and theater. And the great thing with comedy is that most of the time, you could be orange. It doesn't matter, as long you're funny. Sandra Bullock
I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle. Mitch Hedberg
Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots. Steve Allen
It's so different when you change your hair color, you're treated so differently. It's a very funny experience. It's fun - I love changing up my hair. Kate Bosworth
Who's to say where funny stops and 'too far' starts? Michael Patrick King
You, the actor, must be aware of when you're being funny, but the character you're playing should always be oblivious to the fact. Jon Lovitz
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. Mark Twain
Sometimes you have to take the focus off of you and put it on someone else and it's funny what you can accomplish and how much strength you really have. Hoda Kotb
I have a funny name. Pia Zadora
You win a race, the next race it's a question mark. Are you still the best or not? That's what is funny. But that's what is interesting. And that's what is challenging. You have to prove yourself every time. Michael Schumacher
I grew up a huge fan of The Three Stooges and Monty Python, so somebody getting slapped in the face with a fish, or falling out of a chair, or running into a door, or tripping over their own feet and eating it, is all stuff I find really, really funny. Thomas Sadoski
I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty. Barbara Walters
To me, sadness and humor aren't disrelated and humor is the best tool I've had against the sadness in my life. Mike Mills
When I die, I want it to say 'Short and Funny' on my tombstone. John Requa
You know I'm an actress, not just a funny lady. Doris Roberts
But this show reminds me that there are other aspects to me besides the fact that I'm a funny chick. Kristen Johnston
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. A. Whitney Brown
All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way. Patrick Warburton
There's clearly humor that goes too far and humor that is violative, and we are engaged in our humor in a complex call-and-response with one another. I'm telling you a joke to see if you think that it's funny... but if one of us violates some principle or touches on a particularly tender spot of the other, normally we adjust to that and move on. Andrew Hudgins
People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on 'The Daily Show'... I don't think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor. John Oliver
I was just a ham since about the age of five. If I was performing at Medieval Times or something, I'd be the court jester. That was always my defense mechanism. I was never all that funny; I was just obnoxious and loud. Emma Stone
I never thought I was funny, but I enjoy being funny. Nora Dunn
I can count on one hand the people who are legendary in my book, and Tom Waits is certainly right at the top. It's funny, though: When I tell people that I like Tom's music, it surprises them. Steve Vai
The things that make me laugh are considered smart or whatever, I guess. But stuff that's self-consciously intelligent or self-consciously hip or cool, that doesn't do it for me either. You just try to be funny. Greg Giraldo
On some level in acting, what you're trying to find is truth, because when it's true is when it's also funny. David Hyde Pierce
If I'm in something funny, I like to try and find some kind of serious line in it that people can relate to. Ron Livingston
I remember being fascinated by the very nature of comedy from the age of 10; why is this funny, and that isn't? Paul Merton
The funny thing is that I'm the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who's traveled with me. Normally, I'm in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia! Vera Wang
It's so funny, you go to acting school thinking you're going to learn how to be other people, but really it taught me how to be myself. Because it's in understanding yourself deeply that you can lend yourself to another person's circumstances and another person's experience. Lupita Nyong'o
The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion. John Keegan
I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh. Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble! Leslie Nielsen
One time I went into a restroom and a girl followed me in. I signed an autograph for her in the sink. It was pretty funny because she was in a guy's restroom and she wasn't embarrassed at all. Zac Efron
Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them. Christopher Durang
I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that. Lawrence Kasdan
I've never gotten to do romantic comedy like most of the girls. Maybe because I'm fit, people assume that I'm not funny? Jessica Biel
There is definitely a pressure for funny people to be funny. People want them to perform all the time. Marsha Thomason
My target audience is anyone who finds the world interesting and human behavior fascinating, terrible, inspiring, funny, and occasionally, mysterious. Amy Bloom
A sense of humor is important. I'm always attracted to a girl with confidence. In terms of looks, I don't have a type. I think a lot of girls think that they have to be super-thin, to meet the Hollywood image, but I think a girl who is voluptuous is very beautiful. Corey Sevier
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, 'At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.' Claude Pepper
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it. Allen Klein
A good part's a good part. You can play serious and funny moments with a well-written role. John Krasinski
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. Max Eastman
There's a lot more to me than just funny. Steve Harvey
The nightmare is you spend the rest of your life being funny at parties and then people say, 'Why didn't you do that when you were on television?' Conan O'Brien
In a funny way, when things went wrong in my life - and it is my fault that they went wrong, it is not anyone else's fault - and all the glittering outside things were taken away, I was left with the things of most value. Kimberly Quinn
Even though I never worked with her, it was still really cool to have Brooke Shields on set. She was so nice and so funny. Atticus Shaffer
I was not funny growing up. Tim Meadows
I love Kate Moss. I've worked with her a couple of times, and she is a great girl, really funny and easy to work with. Twiggy
You may not like the humor, but that is why every radio has an on-off button. Mel Karmazin
My mom wasn't so much such a great cook. But I don't know, I think I have a very strong mother, and it's funny, because both of my sisters - I have two sisters, and I'm the baby, but they all work hard. I'm not sure where I get it from, and I'm not sure where they get it from, but they must get it from somewhere... I like to work. April Bloomfield
There's not one thing that inspires me the most. Me and my friends joke around with each other and hang out so much that whatever makes us laugh really hard makes it into 'Workaholics.' But the characters that I think are funny are guys that are confidently stupid. Adam DeVine
Being funny with a funny voice is more my comfort zone, a broader character that I try to humanize, a kind of silly or wacky persona that I try to fill in. Hank Azaria
Everything is so funny in the movie. The funniest thing about the movie is the transformations they were able to make with the characters. Joe Viterelli
There are just so many funny kids and teenagers. They're just not aware of how funny they are. Vanessa Bayer
I only have three scenes and each is a turn and she gets progressively drunker. It's all terribly funny and its main challenge is that it's so far away from what I usually do. Louise Jameson
It is quite possible for the vulgar to be funny, but to succeed, it must rise to a certain genius. Roger Ebert
When I came out to Hollywood in 1985, I thought that I would be sitcom star. I'm a tall, skinny, goofy guy. I thought that I would make a great funny neighbor, or wacky office mate, in a sitcom. Doug Jones
I love kids; I think they are fun and funny. Courtney Thorne-Smith
Along with a sense of humor, my songs have to be sincere, and they have to be sung from a position of inner conviction. Arlo Guthrie
One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute. William Feather
A lot of comedies are based on the reaction shot. You have one person doing something stupid and one person is generally the straight man, and the laughs generally come on the reaction of the straight man to the funny thing the other person has done. Richard Ayoade
I just try to write what I think would really happen, and with grief and tragedy, there are these naturally occurring moments of levity and humor and absurdity. I think that's what life is really like. Sadness gets interrupted, and happiness gets interrupted. Kaui Hart Hemmings
I probably would have gone the M.F.A. route except I was a dad at 19, and it made more sense to go to work for a newspaper and support a kid that way. But the funny thing is, that detour became the most important step in my developing as a novelist. Jess Walter
Women respond to comfort and a sense of humor. I was always able to make them laugh, so that helps a lot. Peter Dinklage
I love doing funny promos like the ones I did wrestling Rey Mysterio. Kurt Angle
After 'Crocodile Dundee,' I turned down lots of stuff, most of it where I'd play the girlfriend of some funny man. Linda Kozlowski
Her friends say she is very funny. At a family dinner, she stood to go, and the footman very properly pulled her chair away. At that moment I asked her a question and she sat down again, except there was no chair. Everyone, including the Queen, laughed and laughed. Prince Andrew
I mean, I - it's so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I've been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out. Lena Dunham
I'm not a comedian. I'm an actor who just happens to be funny on occasion. Anthony Anderson
I love nothing better than a dirty cartoon. I think that it's really, really funny to see adult themes in a genre that's usually directed towards children. John DiMaggio
We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs, and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane, and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie, you know? Dana Carvey
When I was in high school, there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' and 'Wedding Crashers' and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart, funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.' That movie was so good and so funny. Miles Teller
Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it. Brian P. Cleary
I really like 'Gladiator.' I like 'The Dark Knight.' I really liked, when I was a kid, 'U.S. Marshalls.' I like funny movies, too. 'Old School' and 'The Hangover.' 'The Hangover' was up there; I liked it. Matthew Stafford
People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?' Al Yankovic
I used to say, 'Man, I think I'd be a really good dad. I'll be a great provider. I'm funny; I'll go on trips with them - I'll do all sorts of stuff.' But the momming? I'm not made for that. I have a really good mom; I know what she put into it. Elizabeth Gilbert
Acting is all about big hair and funny props... All the great actors knew it. Olivier knew it, Brando knew it. Harold Ramis
When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don't address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game's first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game. Doug TenNapel
It's funny because I think a lot of it is simply... We've never considered ourselves satirists, but because we're on Comedy Central and because we're South Park on Comedy Central, we can do any topic we want. Trey Parker
It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons; I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate. Sloane Crosley
A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back up like gangbusters. Barbara Corcoran
I like seeing what the comedian thinks is funny, not just what they think I'll think is funny. Anthony Jeselnik
My friends and family always thought I was pretty funny, but I don't know if they thought I was get-my-own-show funny. Nick Kroll
You can be funny and say what you mean; these ideas are not mutually exclusive. Some of the best jokes came from people who meant it. See: Pryor, Bruce, Carlin, etc. Hari Kondabolu
The line between humor and bad taste is your audience, in which some people will find everything offensive, and some people will find nothing offensive, but the truth is that most humor originates in what would be called bad taste. Robert Mankoff
I don't know how to be like a Bill Murray or a Will Ferrell, these guys who know how to make a line funny just by, I don't know, some extra-sense perception. I only know character and emotion and real acting; that's all I know how to do. John C. Reilly
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. Thomas Szasz
If you do a Western that's funny, there's no way people don't call it a spoof or a parody, even though it may not be. Adam McKay
What's funny about the slacker thing, people project an image of what they think a musician is: young, slack, unemployed - like a really romantic idea of a poet, writer or musician - which isn't really true a lot of the time. I don't reckon you would know anything about me if I wasn't moderately hard-working. Courtney Barnett
Some actors try to play parts and do things they can't do. Being funny is one of them. Being funny's hard. Tom Sizemore
Being Jewish is a big part of my artistic sensibility and my humor... I think it gives me a certain take on the world on a literary level. Adam Mansbach
Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless. Allen Klein
One longs to be funny, to make people laugh. Laughter is such a sign of approval, isn't it? Tom Baker
I'm a Twitter addict. Jose Andres is a serial tweeter. It's funny to see which chefs have embraced it, and the different paths they take. Anthony Bourdain
I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. Eddie Izzard
I was always telling everybody that I could be funny. Sally Kellerman
Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative. Henry A. Kissinger
Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years. Allen Klein
If I ever do anything, it actually might be some fantasy elf thing or even some cute, funny thing. Just to do something a little bit out of the ordinary. I've done my superhero gig. Todd McFarlane
Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.' I had people coming up to me after the show saying, 'I'm Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.' Judy Gold
This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section. John Callahan
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. Jerry Seinfeld
I know an actor who would play one type of part but could never get cast as tough. Once he got cast as tough, as a cop, he only got offered cop roles. It's a funny business in that regard. It's all about perception. Paul Dano
It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. Romain Gary
I don't think just funny is enough on Broadway. Don Knotts
You have to fight for your marriage, do whatever it takes. The commitment has to be there. And if you don't have a sense of humor, I don't know how anybody makes it. Kay Robertson
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot. Groucho Marx
Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent, well-read human beings that I've ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side, and he's a really nice human being. We actually become good friends. Anthony LaPaglia
Women's humor seems to be a little more supportive. It's just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I'm going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys. Paul Feig
I actually feel like, for a lot of my career, I wasn't able to show my comedic range. I did a lot of dramas and dramedies. I was on 'E.R.' That's not generally thought of as a funny show. Busy Philipps
All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it. Fred Allen
Nothing has ever touched on what fun childhood was. Summer holidays were bliss. We made home movies, with real stories in them. My father had such charm and charisma, and made everything so funny. Jane Birkin
I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he's a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He's also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor. Max von Sydow
I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own. Les Dawson
One of my biggest pet peeves is that I just don't like it when characters do things that are funny to the writer, but you don't know why they're doing it and it doesn't make any sense. Glenn Howerton
I want to be taken seriously as the type of musician that plays stuff like an electric rake. I mean, how seriously do you take someone like Spike Jones? They take him pretty seriously - a really good musician who made a great contribution in terms of humor, which is part of what I try to do too. Eugene Chadbourne
Some call-in moderators are neutral and courteous. Then there's Rush Limbaugh, who is funny and pompous and a scapegoater and hatemonger. His popularity could cause you to draw some terrible conclusions about the state of mind of the American people. It helps to remember that Bill Cosby is popular, too. Donella Meadows
Actually I never did stand up. I'm not that funny. Maynard James Keenan
I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food. W. C. Fields
I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor. Scott Thompson
A joke's a very serious thing. Charles Churchill
I seem to have a one-track mind. When I was having babies, I did nothing else. When I do pictures, I go all out. I really think it is easier to manage my seven. You can't afford to humor each one of them. They have to learn to do things when they are told. Maureen O'Sullivan
'I, Malvolio' is a very, very funny show, a clown show, but there is Beckettian darkness in the character. Some real darkness, some right close to the edge of despair moments. Tim Crouch
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain
What's funny in 'The Mayor of MacDougal Street' is how Dave Van Ronk talks a lot about the time and how exciting it was and how electric it was. Oscar Isaac
I'm not too modest of a person. I've got a pretty blue sense of humor. Michelle Monaghan
We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett
I think it's great to see how they've grown up, not just as actors but as people. They're still very much the same kids that I met many years ago. They've grown up and they are funny and wicked and naughty and bright, and I think as actors their work is just getting better and better. They've blossomed. David Heyman
What really irks me is the snide victimizing suggestion from some that I have tried to be lighthearted and funny... Oh my God - this is so offensive. Michael Leunig
What is funny is when you do a futuristic movie, you immediately get to be fashionable because you're creating something that doesn't exist. Olivier Theyskens
After the Soviet Union collapsed, people thought I wasn't funny anymore. Yakov Smirnoff
I'm a very spiritual person, and I believe in God and all that kind of stuff. So my perfect type of guy would be spiritually grounded, extremely respectful and funny because I love to laugh. Grace Gealey
I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job. Christian Bale
My son is such a lover, such a caretaker and so funny. He's seven, and he genuinely cracks me up. And my daughter is a fearless powerhouse. They fill me with wonder and admiration. Kelly Sue DeConnick
Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom. Marcel Duchamp
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question? Lily Tomlin
I tend to like dry humor. Dan Scanlon
If you look at terrorists, they really have no sense of humor. Al Franken
'Saturday Night Live' was like a university for funny. Tracy Morgan
In my old age, it's kind of funny - at night, what I like to do is watch TV when I go to sleep. And what I really like is to put on a Gene Autry film, because he sings really well. So he sings me to sleep. Phil Everly
Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish. Chevy Chase
Marie Antoinette was funny, I'm sure she was just misinterpreted. You know the 'Let them eat cake' line. She seems like she was kind of funny, like a Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin type. Colin Quinn
I like to tell kids that I started thinking about stories when I first started reading stuff like Dr. Seuss and 'Go, Dog. Go!,' thinking, 'Oh yeah, that's funny. I'd like to do that.' And then writing throughout school, but at the same time I was studying pre-med stuff, because my mom told me I should be a doctor. Jon Scieszka
I read part of it all the way through. Samuel Goldwyn
I do public appearances. I'm bluff, hearty, goofy. I wear loud clothes, and I read the funny bits. I occasionally get taken to task for one thing or another, and I acknowledge my fault, my flaw, my failure, and I move on. Nick Harkaway
I just love carbs. And when I'm on vacation I definitely allow myself carbs, so it's always funny when people are like, 'Oh my gosh, you look great in your bikini.' I'm like, 'If you only knew what I had for breakfast!' Ashley Tisdale
Having a solo career is a funny thing. Daryl Hall
Let me tell you something. I'm a funny girl, and I gave birth to what? Funny. I can't help it. It just is what it is, and my kids have been around my antics so long, it kind of rubs off a little bit. So when it comes to what you see, you only see what is really manifesting in our lives at the time. Niecy Nash
I like doing comedy, I like doing drama. Naturally I like to do, I like doing dramas, I like conflict, and when I do a comedy, you know, I've found that, like, romantic comedy is the trickiest one, because often it's neither: it's not romantic and it's not funny. So, like, I like a comedy that's biting. It's biting humor or really quirky humor. Matt Dillon
The humor section is the last place an author wants to be. They put your stuff next to collections of Cathy cartoons. David Sedaris
I'm a pretty funny guy, and I would love to do a comedy with a bunch of funny guys - movie-star guys, where they could help me through it. LeBron James
Why would they have gone to the trouble to hire the best comedy writers in the business to write funny material for us to play straight, if the children in our audience were the only audience. Burt Ward
I'm 27. I feel like I get it. I'm OK with being sexy if I feel like it. Some days I'm brainy, some days I'm funny, some days I'm sexy, and sometimes, I just want to dance. Nelly Furtado
The funny thing is I'm actually really insecure. I have a lot of girl issues - 'I'm not pretty enough,' 'I'm not skinny enough' - but there is a confidence I have in what I can do. I did tend to overcompensate to cover up other insecurities that I have. Lindsay Pearce
I've actually tried to roast somebody that I don't like, and it doesn't go well. Either they're a bad sport or I'm not as funny as I could be. Jeff Ross
You know what's funny? I don't ever feel the need to escape. I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises - I don't see that happening to me. Harry Connick, Jr.
There's a darkness under 'The Hangover' because ultimately there's a missing person and it's not really that funny. There's a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in 'Old School.' Todd Phillips
My parents are really funny. Laughter was a big part of my childhood. Of course, they tell a lot of bad jokes - but so do I. I tell a lot of bad jokes. Cecily Strong
I tend to play characters that I can infuse with certain kinds of humour. Even the baddest guy can be funny in his own particular way. I want the audience to engage with the character on some deeper level so that they leave the cinema still thinking about him. Samuel L. Jackson
Being funny, it turns out, is like being a bank. It's a confidence trick. As long as everyone believes in you, you are fine. Evan Davis
My primary responsibility is to be funny. Al Madrigal
I need to end up with someone who is strong, intelligent, independent, someone I really admire - sensitive, sensuous, warm, a sense of humor. Pam Dawber
'Northern Exposure.' I loved that show; I loved the way it was able to have episodes where somebody finds a woolly mammoth, he calls the museum in New York, they send a guy out, and the mammoth's gone because someone ate it. To me, that was everything I ever wanted to do. That show mixed emotion, humor and the surreal all at once. Edward Kitsis
I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be. Josh Gad
It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end. Bjork
There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor. H. L. Mencken
I would love to do a movie with Albert Brooks; we're so different, but I find him so funny, and I can be just as seemingly narcissistic as he comes off, the 'it's all about me' kind of thing. Chevy Chase
'Indiana Jones' wasn't physically tough, but they are the only two films I've ever been ill on. On 'The Last Crusade,' I got sciatica. That's when the sciatic nerve, which goes through the funny hole in your pelvis down your leg, swells and rubs against the nerves. John Rhys-Davies
I spent 11 years at 'The Daily Show,' and I learned everything there about how to write funny, how to write funny on topic. David Javerbaum
So, deadpan I think just means not acknowledging for one second that you think that this is funny and clever. Patrick Warburton
It may sound funny, but I love the South. I don't choose to live anywhere else. There's land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I'm going to do it some day. Medgar Evers
I just always remember there being an ability to amuse schoolmates. Not in a kind of 'dance-around-at-the-front-of-the-room-with-his-trousers-off' way, but probably with a sardonic quip. I remember getting a school report that said something like, 'Steve's good, but he tries to see the funny side in everything.' Stephen Merchant
Carol Burnett was particularly funny. She swore for the first time on television on Larry Sanders. Garry Shandling
It's funny, everything is so much easier when you do it yourself. Carine Roitfeld
It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music. Tom Petty
But the funny thing is, I broke my finger not on set doing kung fu. I broke my finger when I fell down the stairs prior to going on set. Jaime King
It's fun to do something funny and have the director laughing. It makes you feel good. Jon Lovitz
I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card. Victoria Beckham
The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't. Mo Rocca
I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something. Carl Hiaasen
The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me. Marilyn Manson
My strips are not always funny, and they can be pretty grim at times, and I know I lose readers because of it, but I can't do anything about it - my work is very much connected to something I need to do in order to feel stable. Lynda Barry
Craig McDean was probably one of the first people I shot with. I shot with him for years with Tommy Hilfiger and a few other jobs. He's just so nice and just a super normal, funny guy. Jacquelyn Jablonski
Yeah, it's funny, working on a show with as large a cast as we have here, your work gets sort of compartmentalized. There's still about half the cast that I've never had a scene with but I have missed working with Terry. Michael Emerson
I do not like onions. It's so funny because I am probably one of the least picky eaters ever. Pretty much any type of new food, I'll try it, I'll eat it. But onions, and pork. Pork and onions. Stacie Orrico
Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics. Paul Lynde
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams
It was kind of scary because working with Woody Allen becomes sort of a big deal in your mind. He directs in that Woody Allen character some of the time - he has these idiosyncrasies that are really charming and funny. Radha Mitchell
I don't know, maybe Australian humour isn't supposed to be funny. It's as dry as the Sahara, and I think people miss that. Nick Cave
Usually, impersonations come out of something you dig, because you're listening to it over and over. And you kind of start developing... You're really trying to emulate them, then you realize, 'I sound ridiculous doing this. Oh, hey, maybe this is a funny impersonation.' Alex Borstein
I thought it would be funny to go to my Korean dry cleaner and ask her about my head shot, as if it's the most important thing in the world, and as if it's something that everyone should weigh on because it's important to me. Billy Eichner
Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost. James Thurber
If a song is funny and absurd, and it sounds great, it's just going to be that much funnier. And there's no better example of that than 'Monty Python.' Seth MacFarlane
Video is a funny thing. It's one thing to be an artist, singer-songwriter, and use words and create pictures in people's minds. And then be asked to do video for it, to actually give a certain visual for your song. Melissa Etheridge
It's funny how things change slowly, until the day we realize they've changed completely. Nancy Gibbs
The funny thing is, all my friends are short. I wasn't aware of tall people till I got to high school. I didn't know they existed. I was sheltered. Kevin Hart
It's funny how sometimes you learn things off the Internet before they're actually told to you. Joel Edgerton
I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her. Rodney Dangerfield
Optimism isn't funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It's exaggeration. Steve Toltz
I don't think of myself as funny. I think of myself as rather grave, actually. And I'm suspicious of fun. I never quite know what that is or how to deal with it or how to generate it. That's my fault. I know it's a burden on the people I'm with. It's tiresome. Hugh Laurie
Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I'm one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar. John Krasinski
When I was a kid, I wanted to be serious, like Daniel Day-Lewis. No one really dreams of being a comic actor, do they? Now I realise how stupid that is - and it's because comic acting isn't taken seriously enough. It's a discipline. You know instantly - either you're funny and getting the laughs, or you're not. Chris O'Dowd
I'm a terrific mimic, and you can feel my funny bone. Madhur Bhandarkar
You know, it's funny... when you're making money, people don't think you're playing jazz. Now when you're not making money, people think that you're a good jazz musician. Pete Fountain
I find teenage girls endlessly funny. Chris Lilley
The funny thing is, people only know me for having straight hair for work, but I live in Atlanta where it's hot and humid in the summertime. So when I'm home, I wear my hair natural. My hair is naturally curly; I don't have a relaxer. Keshia Knight Pulliam
Humor is reason gone mad. Groucho Marx
Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it. Carl Hiaasen
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. Samuel Butler
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. Mel Brooks
I remember my fourth grade teacher reading 'Charlotte's Web' and 'Stuart Little' to us - both, of course, by E. B. White. His stories were genuinely funny, thought provoking and full of irony and charm. He didn't condescend to his readers, which was why I liked his books, and why I wasn't a big reader of other children's' books. Louis Sachar
It's funny because I want my teeth to be, like, neon 'Real Housewives' white, but mine have stopped taking to teeth whitening. When I talk to my dentist, I'm like, 'They can be that white,' and he's like, 'Veneers can be that white.' Christine Teigen
I don't need somebody behind a desk to tell me what a marketing survey says is funny. I got 3 million miles and 70,000 tickets sold, telling me that I know how to make people laugh. D. L. Hughley
I guess the more serious you play something, if the context is funny, then it will be funny and it doesn't really require you to be necessarily, explicitly humorous, or silly. Jesse Eisenberg
My parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were all funny, and I felt that energy, that delivery, that timing, that sarcasm. All that stuff seeped into my brain. Jeff Ross
Humor is probably the most significant characteristics of the human mind. Far more significant than reason. In fact, reason is actually a very cheap commodity. Edward de Bono
Never fight an inanimate object. P. J. O'Rourke
It's funny what actors take issue with. Some won't do parts where animals are in jeopardy; some won't ever play anyone remotely unlikable - 'Heroes only, please.' Some won't do violence. I have no such qualms. Rob Lowe
It's funny when you know you're playing two characters and you're aware of how you have to play each one into your performance of the other. You're constantly at the back of your mind thinking and it all gets a bit confusing. Jamie Dornan
Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes. Ted Rall
While I was busy hating Vegas, and hiding from Vegas, a funny thing happened. I grew to love Vegas. J. R. Moehringer
It's funny how you get a bit older and become more accepting of things. When you're in your twenties, you're skeptical of everything. I definitely felt like that. Jamie Dornan
I would say 80% of the scripts I get are dramas and not comedies or romantic comedies, which is funny because that's what I do every week. Eva Longoria
I want to be part of movies that have important and interesting subjects but are not depressing and are rather satirical and funny. Terence Lewis
History often reads as a hard and grim experience. But people are remarkably resilient and funny, even when the going is very hard. Jim Murphy
I love weird or funny or beautiful sentences; Joy Williams could write a microwave-oven manual and I'm sure I'd love it, because the sentences would be tuned up like music. Karen Russell
I don't have hard numbers about this, but the impression I get is that the amount of eyeballs you get from being on the humor shelf at Barnes & Noble - it is almost insignificant. Randall Munroe
There's always an article coming out, saying, 'The new thing is funny women!' Lena Dunham
I can't not put humor in a book. Albert Brooks
To me, Ann Romney sounds like a better candidate than her husband. She put her MS into remission through horseback riding, alternative therapies, and a healthy diet. She knows how to pace herself. She has a sense of humor and an innate honesty, and her hair moves in the wind. Maybe she should run. Patti Davis
When I teach the formal curriculum, I have the chance to think about it ahead of time. I can rehearse it. I can illustrate it with self-deprecating humor and humble-sounding personal disclosure. I can try to make it comes out just right. John Ortberg
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals. Agnes Repplier
People like her because she's like a breath of fresh air. Because in the fifth book it gets so dark and Harry's always cross and then every time Luna comes in all the tension goes and she makes you laugh because she's so funny and really honest. I don't know how much I'm like her, there are some similarities but I'm more determined than her. Evanna Lynch
I am attracted to intelligence, a witty sense of humor, an adventurous outlook on life and spiritual awareness about one's self and the world. Tanit Phoenix
It's funny, because I did all of these interviews as soon as I had the baby, and they were asking questions, and I really didn't have an idea of anything, because I was so blurry. Emily Procter
I like funny things, but I don't find myself particularly funny. Chris Messina
I've always tried to come up with funny dancing since I was young, to attract girls' attention for one thing. It's got to be funny. I can't pull it off with serious dances. That's not me. Psy
In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take. Dakota Fanning
You can film me 24 hours a day and you'll get a very accurate picture of who I am. You see the funny side, I work hard, and I try to be honest and just call it how it is. Lisa Vanderpump
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life. Richard Lewis
It's funny how being an actor forces you to do things or go places that you wouldn't ordinarily. Natalie Dormer
Here's the funny thing about the response I've been aware of to my dating famous people: It's been very negative. I'm either not good-looking enough, not a good enough actor or not successful enough for these people. Dax Shepard
I specifically remember doing the musical 'Sweet Charity' at Stagedoor. I was playing Vittorio Vidal, which is a very funny part, and some other small roles. I couldn't really sing that well, but there were so many fun bits, and I just remember the tremendous adrenaline rush I felt from being onstage and hearing the audience enjoying it. Sebastian Stan
It's funny: I kinda still float under the radar. I'm not tall like a New York Knick; I'm not a heavy, strong New York Giant or New York Jet. I blend in pretty well. A lot of people don't recognize me too many places. More men recognize me than women. Curtis Granderson
Macho does not prove mucho. Zsa Zsa Gabor
You know being relevant or coming up with something interesting, funny to say about what's current is just as hard as it might ever be depending on the serendipity of it all. Lily Tomlin
I'm good at being funny. Tom Stoppard
We're blessed on 'How I Met Your Mother' to feel like we're doing a bit of a funny playlet everyday. Neil Patrick Harris
We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight. Milton Berle
I remember seeing McCoy Tyner in concert, and thinking that the music was incredible, but wanting to be invited in. I figured that humor was the way of letting the audience in. I've gotten a hard time about it, but I love to be funny onstage. John Lurie
Be fun! I don't like homes or rooms that don't have a sense of humor or have some sense of whimsy or a personality. Your home should reflect who you are, and what you love. I would never have something in my home because it's the thing to have. I have to love it and it needs some connection to me. Bryan Batt
I think of myself as a funny guy but nobody thinks I'm funnier than my daughters. Jerry O'Connell
Fashion is a funny thing to talk about. I think what you wear is definitely an extension of you, but I also think it's totally arbitrary. Tessa Thompson
I don't think arrested-adolescent humor will fade. Maybe the form will change, but I guarantee its replacement will still be based in immature behavior from mature figures. Adam McKay
If you're playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you're playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience's expectations. What I'm battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more. Campbell Scott
Nothing like a little judicious levity. Robert Louis Stevenson
I got the wake-up call that no one is policing our oceans. I wondered, how can I do anything? What really can I do to make things better? There are some perks to being a celebrity. My job is to be funny once in a while, but it's my responsibility to make good use of it. Angela Kinsey
In comedy, though, it's good to get feedback from the audience about what they find funny. Bobby Farrelly
It's a funny old world. Margaret Thatcher
Usually, if I think something is really funny, I'm not gonna test it. I'll just test it when I'm onstage. Donald Glover
If you take a bunch of superstars and put them in a room where they don't have their assistants and entourage, it's funny to see what happens. Daryl Hall
I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast. Colin Firth
My mother was a terrific force in my life. Wartime-generation woman, hadn't gone to university but should have done. Was very funny, very verbal, very clever, very witty. Ian Hislop
Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family. Salman Rushdie
Humor comes from the surprise release of some buried tension. Lorrie Moore
The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular. Michael York
Fans feel they know me, so they want me to be on-the-spot funny, and it's hard to fulfil their expectations. Chris Lilley
I seem to get into situations that make people laugh, but I don't consider myself that funny of a person. I'm not witty. I'm kind of slow in conversations. I'm not that articulate with jokes. The first time I made stuff and screened it for an audience, I was surprised what people were laughing at. Nathan Fielder
Sometimes I think what I write is funny in its quiet way. Doris Lessing
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Humor is the oxygen of children's literature. There's a lot of competition for children's time, but even kids who hate to read want to read a funny book. Sid Fleischman
I don't follow anything blindly. I have to know the entire thing, if I have to get in to it. It might sound funny to you, but it's like using English language. I use an English word only when I know its meaning and understand its connotation. You won't hear me say, 'What's up, dude' or anything like that just for the heck of it. Kailash Kher
I've always had a penchant for dialects. I remember getting detention and being told, 'Have a think about where doing these funny voices might get you someday.' Nolan North
It's hysterical how kids have their own personalities, even at like 3 or 4. And, it's funny what they tend to like. Khloe Kardashian
A lot of my humor centers on the act of telling jokes and I think this can prevent certain audiences from suspending their feeling of disbelief. It might piss a few people off, but I can't help it. Michael Showalter
It just seems to me that there's no particular reason comedy albums should be dead. There's a lot to laugh at. We have very funny people, still. Eric Idle
It's funny, we started writing chick-lit when it was just becoming a crowded marketplace, and now the same thing is happening with YA. It really used to just be one shelf at the library - Nancy Drew and Judy Blume. Emma McLaughlin
It's funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin, I am that pale! Kelly Osbourne
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming. Alanis Morissette
The funny thing is people won't let me pay for things. I'll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, 'Oh no, it's on the house.' Richard Branson
It's funny: I've always had the analogy of a snow globe, that Hollywood is a snow globe. No, it's true. If you shake it up, you can look at it and really enjoy it. But don't ever go in. Don't ever buy into it and be like, 'I deserve all of this!' because it can go away at any time, so just have a lot of fun. John Krasinski
I think comedy, so much of it comes out of the strange sort of golden instant 'cause you don't know why it's funny, but you captured it. Alice Lowe
My mom's passionate and energetic and very funny and enthusiastic. Eric Stonestreet
The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.' Adam Carolla
I find, when you're an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you. Simon Sinek
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem? Arnold Schwarzenegger
Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude. Frank Muir
It's upsetting that it is such a big deal. I wish it weren't an issue all the time. It's funny that people say it's a departure, because I've been acting since I was a child. I've played three gay roles out of hundreds. Randy Harrison
I try to sign for as many kids as possible. Kids come first, and I'll always sign for a kid before an adult. It's funny, because I was never big into autographs as a kid. The only player who I ever wanted an autograph from was Dave Winfield. Derek Jeter
I spent a year in that town, one Sunday. George Burns
I'm not for gratuitous nudity, but if there's humor, I don't have a problem. Rebecca Romijn
It's a fun job, but it's stressful because you have to be funny. You have to have punch lines and captions. Be funny now! And if you're not inspired, they don't care - be funny now! They have to fill that hole the next day. Steve Breen
Eyebrows are really important because they structure the face. In school it was funny because I was always the one walking around with tweezers plucking my girlfriends' eyebrows. I was really good; eyebrow tweezing runs in my family - my mother used to do mine, and I picked it up. Rita Ora
I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I'm sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can't help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too. Sophie Marceau
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. Red Skelton
If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor. Joan Rivers
There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there's even a place for humor in that. Alan Thicke
I have a very dark sense of humor. Andy Dick
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov
You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough. Eminem
Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed. Arlo Guthrie
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. Jane Wagner
We try to make the name longer and longer every year. First, it was 'Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular.' Then it was 'It's a Very Larry Christmas.' Now it's 'Larry the Cable Guy's Hula-palooza Christmas Luau.' I'll tell you what it is: It's funny. That's what it is. Who cares what the name of it is? It is a funny special. Larry the Cable Guy
Some people can do things and get away with it. Comics are famously like that. Why is it that some guys can say the most horrible things and it's not offensive, it's funny? Christopher Walken
Well what's funny is, again, people say they believed what was going on, but again, Bob's hands are about three times bigger than his feet. So these are very caricatured. Brad Bird
When I was in New York, I got to see Joan Rivers do an hour of material, and it blew my mind. I don't remember how old she was at the time, but she just had this edgy hour that had so much funny stuff in it, and she was so fearless. If you only watch her on the red carpet, you don't get a sense of what a legendary standup comedian she is. Chelsea Peretti
I think 'Breaking Bad' is brilliant. Good drama in the U.S. is also so funny and blurs the line between light and dark. Arthur Darvill
When you see things upside down, the ego can be extraordinarily funny; it's absurd. But it's tragic at the same time. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
My ideal prom date would have to be cute, funny, sweet, nice. Kendall Jenner
When I play discos in Belfast or freshers' week in Oxford, there are 1,800 kids dressed as me. It's odd, it's funny, and it pays really well. David Hasselhoff
Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. Christopher Plummer
I did the 'Bionic Woman,' which of course had a lot of humor in it, and that was really a function of a lot of the ad-libbing and the things that I did in it. Lindsay Wagner
Too much agreement kills a chat. Eldridge Cleaver
The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood. Lou Holtz
I had to act in a school play when I was about ten years old. I really didn't want to do it. But everyone had to do it so I didn't have a choice. A talent agent came and watched it and later gave me some work. It's funny because I'd always known that I wanted a movie career. I just didn't think that I would be in the movies. Kristen Stewart
The parrot's so funny. He imitates me and I don't even realize he's doing it. I'm walking around the house talking to myself and whistling and the next day he's said something I've said... it's scary you know? Mick Ralphs
People forget how outcast 'They Might Be Giants' can be. They have a reputation for writing really deft, funny, clever melodies, and they also make a lot of music for kids, which is terrific, but when you see them in concert, they can rock the house. John Hodgman
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. Clive James
Someone told me that when they go to Vermont, they feel like they're home. I'm that way at Saks. Caroline Rhea
I can apply myself to the format of 'SNL,' I can apply myself to the format of 'Conan,' but at the same time, I'm still being J. B. Smoove. I'm not changing up my style, I'm not changing up how I think, what's funny to me, my delivery, the way I carry myself. J. B. Smoove
I really wanted to just be a musician. I didn't want to be anything else, but I was funny and all that. Jamie Foxx
Kyle Baker's work is really funny, but it's also got a very clear vision. Bill Sienkiewicz
The funny thing is most people don't approach me because they are scared, and that's fine, I want to keep it that way. But the thing is if you're not scared or get over it you learn that sometimes what you're scared of is really what you shouldn't be scared of. Rutger Hauer
I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me. Elayne Boosler
I love to swim. When I jump in the water, I feel like I'm 12 years old again. It's really funny how it does that to me. Summer Sanders
I was fooling everyone by surrounding myself with funny people. But then I put myself out there - writing my own sketches, going on stage with nobody surrounding me - and for some reason people were still laughing. Carly Craig
My parents are both very funny but they're also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I'm just a lunatic. I don't know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I'm just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It's not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles. Emma Stone
It's nice being liked for playing the nice guy, but it's also fun to be the funny one. Matt McGorry
I like to think my sense of humor is sort of smart and dumb at the same time. I like to work on multiple levels - smart and dumb, funny and sad, profound and mundane, cynical and hopeful. Robert Lopez
I grew up a really shy kid, but I always surrounded myself with a lot funny people. It depends on the day - if I feel like being quiet, I will be. I'm not a complete goofball, though. Manny Montana
Since she got a cause and stopped being funny. I think she's real funny, but lately it's all been hearts and flowers and tears and saving teenagers and creating a role model. And that ain't funny. No giggles there. Andy Richter
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is. Ellen DeGeneres
It's funny that a lot of the fans of 'Angel' have come over and hung out with me on 'Leverage.' I was so fortunate to have been on that show. It created one of the best fan groups ever. I just have the best fans in the world. Christian Kane
When you live in a leading lady's body, which I do, you have to constantly prove that you are funny. Elizabeth Banks
I hear a lot of people singing in funny voices and singing like they're stupid. Singing in a deliberately fey and dumb and childish way. And I find it to be a disturbing trend. Daryl Hall
I have been a big fan of the 'Fast and the Furious' franchise. The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. Tony Jaa
Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He's got 30 years on stage... there's no telling him what's funny. Harold Ramis
When you grow up without it, you want to have it. It's funny, in America some people say, 'Why do you want to make money so much?' And I say, 'Well, I guess you didn't starve as a kid.' Olga Kurylenko
I'm not too keen on jokes that are one-liners. I want the situation to be funny. Philippe Falardeau
Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile. J. B. Priestley
I really think that sex always looks kind of funny in a movie. William Friedkin
Electricity is really just organized lightning. George Carlin
All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. Lewis Black
It's funny; I actually made poorer decisions when I sobered up then when I was screwed up. Corey Feldman
I'm not very funny! Kimbra
When I was 12, I snapped my arm in two. My wrist still has a funny bump because they didn't join it back together so great. Jessica De Gouw
I do not think that obsession is funny or that not being able to stop one's intensity is funny. Jim Dine
I am such that person that, when I'm working, I'm like, 'Oh, what I wouldn't give for a weekend off!' And then, as soon as I have more that 18 hours without anything to do, I start shaking. It's really funny. Cassidy Freeman
The Muslims in the Cape are associated with having a very good sense of humor. Riaad Moosa
A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man. Catherine Deneuve
I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house. Zsa Zsa Gabor
George Carlin is brilliant with words, and Johnny Winters is very creative. It's taking something common and drawing out the humor, being clever with words. Bill Cosby
If you play it straight it's funny - the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious. Tom Hiddleston
Is it spoken word? Kinda, but that's a weird area. Is it comedy? Well, it's funny but no, it's not comedy. Bruce McCulloch
I'm surrounded by friends and family who are not that impressed by celebrity. They don't have any problem telling me I'm acting like an idiot or I'm not that funny. Paloma Faith
Sometimes I even feel funny to say I'm in a biracial marriage because people are like, 'Oh, he's Asian?' The subtext is, 'Who cares? You didn't marry a black person.' Diane Farr
It was funny on '24' because I'm a Scots-Canadian, and I was working with the great Scottish actor Tony Curran, and we were both playing Russian gangsters. Callum Keith Rennie
Being a stand-up is my mission in life; it's my passion. My ongoing goal is to simply be funny, on my own, in front of a roomful of strangers. Jerry Seinfeld
California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange. Fred Allen
Jon Stewart is exactly the same guy he's always been, only with money. He knows that the moment he really believes he's important, the funny goes away and he becomes Bill O'Reilly, except shorter and Jewish. Denis Leary
Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The thing that's funny is that everyone thinks I'm dead. Charles Nelson Reilly
The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life. Ray Romano
I have a rule - 'funny is funny!' When I write comedy, it's not my aim to upset people. I will be offensive, edgy and immature, but I will also be very intelligent and relevant. At my shows, there are no holy cows. Vir Das
I think I have a dark view of the world. I have to make everything funny, otherwise it all seems so sad. Moon Unit Zappa
It's funny because everyone says you sleep when baby sleeps or you take a nap when baby takes a nap. That's true when you have one. When you have two, that is not true. Vanessa Lachey
I think that certain things are funny and certain things are okay to make fun of - including myself. Mila Kunis
Do I have a long-term plan? Kind of. I have a general direction, I think. But it's funny what comes down the pike. Jeff Bridges
A film that I love is 'Raising Arizona' and that's funny but it's quite indie and weird and odd and quirky. I'd love to do something like that. Who knows? Stephen Moyer
When God sneezed, I didn't know what to say. Henny Youngman
Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery. Matt Mullenweg
It's funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park. Jake Gyllenhaal
The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes the middle classes so funny. J. K. Rowling
Paul Taylor's 'Offenbach Overtures' has lots of zip and charm, and its pair of dueling soldiers in red, who end up starry-eyed about each other while their disgusted seconds take up the quarrel, is nonstop funny. Robert Gottlieb
I'm not a movie guy, I'm not a TV sitcom guy, but whatever seems to fit and is funny is good for me. Dave Attell
I hate to say it but I hate black humor. I feel like a Klan member saying it, but it's just not funny. Issa Rae
The young Dickens was so alive, so self-confident, so funny. Claire Tomalin
Twitter's a funny one. I mean, it's good in some respects, but I can't stand it in other respects. You know there are too many opinions, people get opinions mixed up, and people get being rude mixed up with 'that's my opinion.' Dionne Bromfield
George Booth and I are both funny, and from afar, without meeting, admired each other's work. Bill Cosby
So many people: Lucille Ball is the earliest incarnation of a woman I thought was funny, Joan Rivers, Roseanne, Carol Burnett, Gilda Radnor, down to current times, where you have Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Kristen Wiig. Chelsea Peretti
I have so much respect for what's funny. Bernie Mac
I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile. Madeleine Stowe
It's funny because all through the '80s I didn't do TV and movies very much. I prided myself that I was making a living in the theater. Charles Kimbrough
Humor that is edgy is never squeaky clean. Jeff Ross
I've always found it easier to be funny than to be serious. Molly Ivins
You can't make everybody laugh. You gotta just do what you think is funny. Just be obstreperous to everybody. Colin Quinn
I find my fans are really funny people. Most comedians can't say that about their fans. Mike Birbiglia
I'm really getting into acting and TV. 'Sports Illustrated' is a big, iconic brand I'd like to work for, too. But TV and acting is really funny and a bit more exciting than shooting all the time. Charlotte McKinney
I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries. Jandy Nelson
It's fun to be able to have a fun palate, and the way I say that, you think about it and it sounds funny, but it's true. Joey Fatone
Being mean just for being mean's sake isn't funny. Kaitlin Olson
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. Langston Hughes
It's funny... musical theater is what paid my rent and kept me going for the longest time. Bryan Batt
I grew up with Forrest J. Ackerman's 'Famous Monsters of Filmland' along with a plethora of movie tomes and wanted to write about film with a sense of personality, passion, and humor. Harry Knowles
I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny. Matthew Vaughn
I really like writing heroes who aren't necessarily 'Hollywood handsome.' Personally, I think men who are self-confident, intelligent, and funny are outrageously attractive - and my heroines tend to think that, too! Suzanne Brockmann
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser
It's funny because I never studied, I never took a class. So everything I do is very innate and organic; I don't really have words for it. It is a communion with spirit. I don't get in my own way and allow the character to do what it's going to do. Kimberly Elise
I tried to go out for theater or theater arts, but I was too scared or too intimidated. But I had a lot of friends on the cross country team that had great senses of humor. Dana Carvey
When I used to watch comedians with my dad, he laid it all out for me. He wanted to be a comedian himself, and he was so funny. We'd watch stand-up on TV, and he'd tell me the subtext of what they were saying. Roseanne Barr
I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny. Denis Norden
Only bad golfers are lucky. They're the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky. Lee Trevino
It's very hard to write humor. Mark Strand
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. Fred Allen
I didn't think I was a humorless shrew in 'Knocked Up.' I think the women are just as funny as the men are in that movie. Leslie Mann
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis
I'm fascinated with the stories that we tell. Real histories become fantasies and fairy tales, morality tales and fables. There's something interesting and funny and perverse about the way fairytale sometimes passes for history, for truth. Kara Walker
It's good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you. Margaret Cho
As a child, one of my defense mechanisms was to try to be funny. My mom tried to nurture that by putting me in acting class. But I got bored when we stopped pretending to be trees and actually had to work. Ian Gomez
It's funny; as I get older I'm reverting to my roots - I want to plant stuff. Melissa McCarthy
The funny thing about television is that once you start to do it you never get time to watch it. Kevin Sorbo
Do feminists have a sense of humor? Yes. Gloria Allred
Yes, I believe blue material is funny, but if that's all you've got, you're dead in the water. It's not good. Howard Stern
It's funny: I can never sleep between shows; I think it's because I don't like to switch the motor off. I'll probably have some chicken or pasta, though never the two together, and maybe go out for a quick wander around. Richard McCabe
There's something that's really fun about the challenge of making the mundane funny, too, I think. Jim Gaffigan
I had a hip replacement a couple of years ago. I have a song about that. And why wouldn't you? It strikes me that that was a huge event. It's kind of funny and horrible and interesting, so why wouldn't one write about that? Loudon Wainwright III
In preschool, I would plan out my show-and-tell every week to be funny and exciting. Then in first grade I wrote a play, and my classmates and I performed it as a puppet show. Maxim Knight
Henry Miller is a famous writer whose work has fallen out of fashion, but I strongly recommend that readers who don't know his work pick up a book and experience this writer's zealous, crazy, inventive, funny, sexy, often delirious prose. Siri Hustvedt
I think I always was a bit of a class clown, but I don't know how successful I was at that. I always think, when I read about people being class clowns, I imagine them being actually very funny, and I don't know that I was. But I tried to be, I think. Chris Parnell
You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things. Ken Kesey
I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home. Cathy Guisewite
I think it's a brilliant tool to have, not only to have a sense of humor, but to be able to use humor to help one navigate life, and I tend not to be that type of person. I wish I were. Delroy Lindo
If you watch kids looking at something on television, even something that's produced for them and is supposed to be funny, what you'll notice is that they don't laugh. Bill Cosby
A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children. David Brenner
What is important to me as an actor is that, even if I have to spread my arms, take my shirt off on a mountain top with my heroine in a chiffon sari, it still has to be me and my twist or my funny take on it. Vir Das
There's such an odd, eclectic group of people that make up the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire. I don't think I could avoid not coming out of there with a pretty good sense of humor. Eliza Coupe
That's the easiest job you can have in TV comedy, being the guy who just delivers the funny. Josh McDermitt
People say to me 'You're a big Hollywood star', and I find it so funny. I still feel as though I'm the girl from Golders Green. I lead such a boring, normal life. I still go shopping in Sainsbury's. If the ability to do that was taken away from me, I'd go barmy. You lose your freedom. Be careful what you wish for. Amanda Donohoe
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. Saul Bellow
Books are funny little portable pieces of thought. Susan Sontag
With the stand-up comic on TV, whether it's Seinfeld or Cosby or Roseanne, more important than their knowledge of how to tell a joke is their knowledge of themselves, or the persona they've created as themselves. So that when you're in a room with writers, you can say, 'Guys, that's a funny line, but I wouldn't say it.' Bob Newhart
It's good to be funny when you are a comedian. George Lindsey
But I believe that there are marriages where you can have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking room or garden or whatever it is. But when everyone has what they want, it's not funny. There's no conflict. Brad Garrett
'Funny People' is my favorite performance of myself to date. Even though it's a comedy and there are serious moments, I really felt like Leo felt like a real person. It didn't feel like I was playing myself. Whether it's a comedy or drama, I just try to make it as realistic as possible. Jonah Hill
For people who have done comedy after a certain point in time, I think there's a base level of, 'O.K., I think I'm decently funny.' But unless you just have some massive ego, I really think you're still fighting against that. Will Ferrell
You know, funny can be universal. Maz Jobrani
Someone told me I had funny facial expressions. I don't know whether I take that as a compliment or not, but. Lucy Punch
I remember listening to the radio as a kid and finding that the songs always made me feel more peaceful. Funny, but the more hurtin' the music was, the better it made me feel. I think of that now when I write my songs. I may not be feelin' the blues myself, but I'm writing them for other people who have a hard life. Chris Isaak
I think with 'Chunky Rice,' it felt novel to me to give this emo twist on these funny animals. Craig Thompson
Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with. Tim Conway
My fans have great senses of humor and eat too much chocolate. Christopher Moore
I have a really dark, rich, thick sense of humor. Inga Muscio
As a writer, or as a filmmaker, you have to present yourself, and part of what yourself is is what you're interested in, or what you think is funny, or what you think is sad, or what you think is horrible. Charlie Kaufman
The interesting thing about humor is that in humor, you - in logic, something is A or not A. In humor, it's both A and not A. Robert Mankoff
Let's have some new cliches. Samuel Goldwyn
When I was right out of college, I felt competitive with some of the guys in my class over career stuff. It's funny now to think about it - that a friend getting a job or something had anything to do with me... I think that my relationship with my wife has played a pivotal role in the chilling out of Aaron. Aaron Staton
I don't really find things funny unless they're deeply tragic at the same time. I think if you're funny just for the sake of being funny, it's just frivolous nonsense. To me, all the best comic plays have been written about really serious and rather bleak things. Lee Hall
It's funny looking at yourself. You know how it is when you look back at old pictures? It's just funny looking back at yourself walking and talking at age 14. Jennifer Connelly
It's funny because if you ever ask anyone in England to try and do a Beatles accent, no one knows what they really sound like. If you ask anyone in America, they would try and give it a go. English people just know their songs. Aaron Johnson
I'm attracted to women who are smart and funny and ambitious and have lives of their own and great families. Isn't that what attracts anyone? Tom Brady
Violence is not funny. William Friedkin
The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny, long, awkward pauses that you can tell we're just trying to find stuff to say. None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L.A. Jay Roach
God did not intend religion to be an exercise club. Naguib Mahfouz
My mother was Irish; she had this great sense of humor, and both my parents loved films. There was a very vibrant discourse about politics and everything that was going on in the world where I grew up. So I was genetically predisposed to go into the performing arts. Martin Donovan
I think you have to have a sense of humor about every movie that you're doing. Your character needs to be relatable in a way that, even when you're doing the most bizarre things, sometimes a bit of tongue in cheek is necessary to keep up the believability of it. Katharine Isabelle
I loved Omar Vizquel. He tells some really long jokes, and he has his own way of telling them, but he can make every joke very funny. He would always come up with jokes on the loudspeaker on the bus. Steve Finley
I always believe that funny is serious and serious is funny. You don't really need a distinction between them. Trevor Noah
I know people will think it's funny because I've done glamour modelling in the past, but I felt embarrassed about my body and just wanted to cover it up. Jennifer Ellison
I'd probably describe my sense of humor as 'twisted,' I guess. It's not hard to make me laugh, especially when I'm surrounded by my close friends, especially my bandmates. Mac DeMarco
I tweet from bed. I love it because it's so quick. And it's funny. But it also leaves a lot of room for error because new people don't sense the sarcasm - there's no sarcasm font. Christine Teigen
This is going to sound cheesy, but with acting there are so many tools. When you're on camera, you're using all of it. You're using the voice, you're using your body, you're using wardrobe, all of it, but it's funny, once you take all of those things away, you realize how much you rely on the physicality. Jennifer Stone
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know. Andre Maurois
Novels are not about expressing yourself, they're about something beautiful, funny, clever and organic. Self-expression? Go and ring a bell in a yard if you want to express yourself. Zadie Smith
Humor can be one of our best survival tools. Allen Klein
It's funny, I'd rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women's friendships over time. But that doesn't roll off the tongue like 'YouTube sensation.' Kelly Corrigan
I love the idea of things being strict and things being uniform. That's the reason why I surround each collection with humor or irony. I want to make sure that it's not too serious and that there is some element that throws it off because otherwise that would make it really boring. There's always a story that's somewhat fantastical. Thom Browne
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain
If I'm doing something on stage, and it evokes an emotion, then I might show that emotion, but I also don't believe in being a preacher. If you have a point, that's a bonus. But the funny has to come first; otherwise, you shouldn't call yourself a comedian. Trevor Noah
I think I have always had a little humor. Marilyn Monroe
The brilliance of Adam Scott is that he is so damn funny in a straight man role. Rob Thomas
If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character. Don Bluth
Research for fiction is a funny thing: you go looking for one piece of information, and find something altogether different. Nell Freudenberger
Bigots are actually funny to me in the way that people who still wear parachute pants give me a chuckle. John Ridley
By no means do I want to be a piece of meat for the rest of my career. It's funny when you get asked to do a talk show, and then they follow it up with requesting you take your shirt off. Kellan Lutz
It's funny how you call me a celebrity. Oh man. Steven Hill
Whether I'm writing a novel about a guy mourning the death of his father or whether I'm writing a show about people killing each other, you want to hear characters speak and be funny and witty. Jonathan Tropper
I don't say things to be offensive; I say things because they're funny to me. It amuses me. Marilyn Manson
Honestly, it's hard to learn about comedy from comedians. Comedy is not something that you necessarily learn or can imitate. You're funny or you're not, and you hope what you're doing is funny. Jane Levy
Michael Bates was a very funny actor; he'd served in India, could speak Urdu, and had great comic timing. Sanjeev Bhaskar
I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America's and juicier than Britain's. I think it's a cross between the two of them, really. Scott Thompson
I don't know if I'm embarrassed because I think it's a funny show, but I could imagine there being a snootiness about it, but I do find 'The Big Bang Theory' very funny. I think that's a good show. I think it's fun, I like the actors; I think they're all doing a great job. Stephen Merchant
And write what you love - don't feel pressured to write serious prose if what you like is to be funny. Cassandra Clare
I like to make jokes; I consider myself a funny person. I just think making jokes about people who are in a situation beyond their control is not funny to them or their families. Maria Shriver
But if you don't watch me, I will try and sneak in some humor. I see humor everywhere in life around me. Marion Ross
Humor, humility, and, of course, honesty, all are qualities that work in public and cultural diplomacy. Cynthia P. Schneider
A lot of the tabloid stories are written so well, they're very clever and very funny. But you have to focus on what's really important and not read them - don't dive into it and don't get caught up in it. Calista Flockhart
Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating. Laurel Lea
People are funny, and in the most tragic situations, when comedy erupts from nowhere, it can turn on its head within the space of a second or a minute. You're laughing one minute and you're crying the next and that's just life for me, and that is what people are like. Sally Hawkins
The funny thing is that when you have any form of presentation to your band, meaning you have the foresight to see outside of your creativity, you have a bigger vision. Nikki Sixx
I've never met a funny person who wasn't smart. I've met a lot of dramatic people who were stupid. But I've never met a funny person who wasn't smart. Rob Lowe
I think your tendency when you play yourself is to accentuate something about you that you think is the funny thing about you. Mike Birbiglia
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest. Jean de la Bruyere
Comedians, we're just people who whine. But we happen to be funny when we whine. Like, if Jerry Seinfeld wasn't funny, you'd want to punch him in the face; he'd just seem like a whiner to you. But the fact is that he's funny. Artie Lange
Once you get past funny, my other qualities are so below average. It's not like I'm handy. Seth Meyers
It's funny, one of my most solid carpet moments happened in the very beginning, before I started thinking that I needed all these other people to do my hair and makeup, and pick out my clothes. I wore a cheetah sweater and a red hat, and it's one of my favorite looks, even still. Dawn Olivieri
At some point in the past, it was decided that women in comedy are never supposed to be shown in an unflattering light. But in comedy, you need all of your tools to be funny. Melissa McCarthy
So it was just funny to read a script that was just similar to what had been going on in my life. Piper Perabo
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all. John Kenneth Galbraith
Don't send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals, when their cheery effect is needed. P. J. O'Rourke
Leno, Conan. They are both really funny. They really know how to land one. Jimmy Fallon
I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor - a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can't read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn't read that way. Michael Buble
He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page. Jeremy Northam
I love my brothers' kids. It's funny - as an uncle, you become so protective of them. Liam Hemsworth
Everybody's funny if you love them. Anna Torv
Maybe people don't see me as believable playing a person of today. I guess I'm just more realistic in a corset and funny hairstyles. Katie McGrath
I'm very confident that Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer. He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life. Pierce Brosnan
Anything that I can do with Jennie Garth, I would love to do it. I really like her. I got along with her really well, and I enjoyed her perspective on life. I think she's really talented and very, very funny. Cameron Mathison
I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person. Janeane Garofalo
Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other. Al Franken
If you just stop and think, baby, honey, love is a funny thing. Whatever you put in, that's what you expect to gain. Jimmy Reed
I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want - a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers. Rick Riordan
To me, writing is remembering something funny that happened, or maybe something I said seven years ago. Matthew Perry
I try to find humor in everything I do, because I think all great plays - even great tragedies - have enormous humor in them. Marian Seldes
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself. Oliver Goldsmith
The simile has to match the tone of its surroundings and has to be like a little joke. Writing a simile that isn't funny on some level is quite hard. Ned Beauman
It's funny that until I actually met my husband, I never thought I'd get married. Regina King
I do find comedy difficult. I don't know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There's a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny. Michelle Pfeiffer
Making movies was a real weird kind of adult experience. In a way it was like MIT, in that it was a great education. The big lesson is, people are people. They're smart, funny, creative people, but they're people. Charlie Korsmo
A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. Spike Milligan
Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini? Robert Benchley
Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony. Lionel Trilling
In my circle of friends, I've always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don't want the spotlight on me. Rosie Perez
The funny thing about children is that, whichever room we're in, that's where they'll be. If I'm in the bath, they'll want to be in there too, playing with the toothbrush pot or brushing my hair. Keeley Hawes
It's funny, growing up there was never anybody around me with any kind of artistic bent. Nick Offerman
Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles. Allen Klein
Comedy, your funny bone, is formed in childhood. Paul O'Grady
All the people who run agencies, all the important people in agencies have taken communication courses, marketing courses, advertising courses, and courses basically teach advertising as a science, and advertising is so far from a science it isn't even funny. Advertising is an art. George Lois
Let's not call physical comedy falling down and pratfalls. All humor is physical, no matter how you dish it out. It's timing, like a dancer or an athlete would have. Chevy Chase
All men are equal before fish. Herbert Hoover
I loved being in the room with Mamet as a director - he is the most generous, funny, delightful person to work for every day. Richard Thomas
What's David's role? David looks good, that's what David does. David looks good, and I'm the funny one, that's what I hear constantly. But I keep telling him that looks fade. Victoria Beckham
It's funny, I used to say on 'That 70's Show', you could really put us in any decade, and it was about the people and the characters and that we cared about each other. Laura Prepon
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. Milton Berle
I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met. Herb Caen
It's so funny, because when I was growing up in a small town in New Hampshire, I was obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio - from the 'Growing Pains'/'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' era, because he was superhot - and I carried a laminated photo of him in my wallet and said he was my boyfriend. But no one believed me. Eliza Coupe
It was a long time ago: 'Angela's Ashes' by Frank McCourt. It was a great story that was lasting, and I loved it so much. I also love Nora Ephron. I gobble up everything she writes. Also, I love Anthony Bourdain, very irreverent and funny. Isabel Gillies
I am always drawn to men that are funny. I do not know why. But I am always drawn to people that are struggling with parts of themselves... But it's like in the end, there has to be confidence. Vanessa Carlton
If you're serious, you really understand that it's important that you laugh as much as possible and admit that you're the funniest person you ever met. You have to laugh. Admit that you're funny. Otherwise, you die in solemnity. Maya Angelou
It's funny how most activists are pacifists. Craig Bruce
I'm like the master of ceremonies being funny, and then sometimes people you're with, girlfriends and stuff, are like, 'God I wish I had the person on stage to be with all the time.' Artie Lange
It's funny because before I joined the cast of 'Heroes,' I was an insomniac. I have suffered from insomnia for, like, so long. Now that I'm on the show, seriously - I sleep like a baby. I'm so tired all the time. Dana Davis
I always find it actually funny that the analysis is that the characters I play in comedies are the manchild, the adolescent, characters that refuse to grow up. And yet, if you look back in the history of comedy all the way back to the Marx brothers, that's a big part of comedy. Will Ferrell
It's funny with jeans now, because if they don't feel like a pair of sweatpants, I don't have patience for them anymore! I think I'm becoming increasingly lazy. Claire Danes
Improv changed my life in the best way. I gained so much confidence and really learned how to use my sense of humor to do something other than make sarcastic comments to the TV, though that remains one of my best skills. I stayed in Chicago for college mainly to continue doing improv, which was an awesome decision for me. Lauren Lapkus
I think there have always been funny women, from Carol Burnett to Joan Rivers. When the audience sees a woman, they innately know she's worked twice as hard to get there, she's had to prove that she can be the leader, first, and then be funny on top of it. She has to emit a confidence that she's in control. Wendy Liebman
I watch things that are fun, or funny, or interesting. Martha Plimpton
I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working. Peter Sellers
I can never tell when something is funny. I just have to do it onstage and find out. Margaret Cho
Relaxing at home in his 55th-floor condominium before a game, Sammy Sosa is the same as at the ball park: focused but funny, exuberant but reserved. He is in a strange country, conversing in two languages, but his every movement displays a combination of confidence and humility. Bill Dedman
Puns are a form of humor with words. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
I swear and it comes off a little angry, no matter how funny I'm trying to do it. If I use certain words with a certain intensity, it's like 'Whoa whoa whoa, buddy buddy!' John C. Reilly
I've got to get on myself to be sharp, funny and loose. David Spade
There is some humour in 'Family Values.' I don't want everyone to think it's not going to make them laugh. But there are quite a lot of poems there that aren't funny at all. Wendy Cope
Our family's special holiday tradition is going over to my grandparent's house on Christmas morning. My grandma cooks a big breakfast, and I love hearing her tell old funny stories. Caroline Sunshine
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor. Eric Sevareid
For some reason, people find me funny. It's quite hard to define why a thought is funny. It's even harder to define why a person would be funny. It's a word that I can't define at all. But whether I know quite what it is or not, I seem to be it. Wallace Shawn
I was raised by my grandparents, and they always made sure that I had a pencil and some paper, whether we were in the car or at a restaurant. While they were enjoying a nice meal, I would be sitting there drawing funny pictures of the waitress. Jarrett J. Krosoczka
I didn't have the equipment for the regular world of being a lawyer. I didn't have the imagination for that. I did have a funny kind of ambition, but I didn't know where to put it. Michael Lindsay-Hogg
I never know when I am being funny, and the other way too. I don't think you can think about that. I don't think you can try to be funny. Some people are just funny. Christopher Walken
The funny thing is the songs that people think are about me probably aren't. And the songs that are probably are the ones they wouldn't think... so that's where it kind of is funny. LeAnn Rimes
It's funny, but on a set there's a pecking order. There's a caste system, you know? It goes from the star down to the extra. That includes the crew as well. I've never liked that. Peter Jason
I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character. Suzanne Vega
Men are only as loyal as their options. Bill Maher
Funny is funny, and it can come in 8 billion different shades and flavors, so I think it's silly to kind of limit it. Melissa McCarthy
It's funny that I got to do 'On the Road' because the thing that had the biggest impact on me growing up was reading books. I was very inspired by the book and this spirit of Dean Moriarty and how envious we all are of somebody who can be that carefree. Garrett Hedlund
I make funny videos of me playing video games, and I share those moments. PewDiePie
My father was a very funny man, and one of my strongest recollections is hearing him laugh. He didn't like people who had no sense of humour. Mike Myers
I just do what I think is funny and what's exciting to me. Chris Lilley
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. James Thurber
Life is funny, at the same time being totally harsh. Isabel Gillies
I do feel like guys feel pressure to be funny with me, which is kind of annoying. It's a turn-off if someone's trying hard to be funny because it feels like they're auditioning for a comedy job or something. It doesn't feel romantic to me. I get so much comedy from my life that, from a guy, I'm more looking for something sweet or romantic. Chelsea Peretti
I watch 'The Bachelor'. It's one of those things where I always think if it didn't exist and it was on 'SNL,' we would think it would be a ridiculous, funny idea. But it actually exists... It's a glorious train wreck that I love to watch. Jamie-Lynn Sigler
It's funny, because I never think of myself as Little Miss All-Together. Courteney Cox
One of the things that would be great is to some day have so many women comedy writers that we wouldn't say there's just one type of female humor. There's lots. Mallory Ortberg
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. Thor Heyerdahl
I read that John Hughes script for 'Mr. Mom,' and I thought, 'This guy is a funny writer.' I went: 'You ought to stick around and direct this thing.' But he didn't; he left, and look what he became. A really legendary comedy director. Michael Keaton
Literary dementia seems dated now, but there was a time when a month in the funny farm was as de rigueur for budding writers as an M.F.A. is now. To be sent away was a badge of honor; to undergo electroshock, a glorious martyrdom. Walter Kirn
I know my strong points: I work hard, I have talent, I'm funny, and I'm a good person. Pink
Sometimes I feel like there are people just waiting for me to fall. The funny thing is, I can't give them anything. I have just never been a partier, even in school. Jordin Sparks
It sounds funny, but the 2008 Olympics were something that just kind of happened, and I was lucky they came at a point when I was uninjured and well prepared. As a gymnast, you can't ask for much more. Shawn Johnson
It is one thing to go on stage and be funny or be in a good place in your career, but for a woman, actually facing the elements in a physical way is a very powerful thing. Pamela Stephenson
I'll let you in on a secret: I can't stand Jay Ward. I hate being compared to Rocky and Bullwinkle. It's just a different style of humor. John Kricfalusi
I'm a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you're supposed to feel all kinds of things. Ellen DeGeneres
I never liked apples. In fact, when I was a little girl, my mom wanted to give me apples in my lunch box and I would ask for green peppers. So bizarre... It's funny - I don't have an apple a day, but I can say that I have a few a week. Lana Parrilla
I have a lot of funny friends, and we joke a lot, but I've never really played comedic parts. Joel Kinnaman
The only guaranteed way to make something not very funny is to make it vague. Thomas Lennon
One of the great things about the Internet is that you can read what everybody has to say about everything. It is fascinating to me, the critiques about humor by people who have no sense of humor. Matt Groening
I think shows that are completely dramatic are a lie. People use humor to cope. That is how we deal with things. In the darkest situations, there's humor. And if you don't show that, you're not being true to real life. Jenji Kohan
What I find relatively funny is that I'm not a model. I'm five foot six and a half; I have absolutely no dream or desire to be a model, I don't live for fashion. But when an opportunity comes your way very early in your career, like Burberry, you do it. Sophie Kennedy Clark
I think you figure out how to be funny by necessity. It's not a natural thing, being funny in the face of tragedy is kind of demented. Julie Brown
Unless someone wants to look funny, I'll not recommend anyone to copy my bowling action. But on a serious note, with the confidence that I have got from the amount of runs I have been scoring, when I'm thrown the ball to bowl, I am pretty sure of what I have to do. I may not be the most attractive to watch while bowling, but I can be effective. Virat Kohli
It's funny, I'm very analytical in my real life, but in terms of my films, I try to not analyze them at all and let things just go into them and let them be what they are. I mean, people ask me to this day what 'The Squid and the Whale' stood for, and I have no idea except that it's an exhibit in the Natural History Museum. Noah Baumbach
It's always amazed me how little attention philosophers, psychologists, or anyone else actually has paid to humor. Edward de Bono
Let's make some funny pictures. Tex Avery
I think it's funny how excited people can get about things I say that don't have anything to do with music. I made a disparaging comment about McDonald's on Twitter once and people flipped out on me. Ron Pope
For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings - by classmates, not the nuns - was to be the funny guy. George A. Romero
About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy, medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load. Alan Thicke
Frankly, most of my friends hold very different political beliefs. It's just a funny thing in this country that supposedly you can't sit down and have dinner and enjoy another person's company if you don't have the same beliefs. It's ridiculous. Patricia Heaton
I went to New York for Fashion Week and girls showed up waiting to see me. It's funny because there's a group of girls who I actually recognize because they always show up. It's nice and I'm like, 'Hi girls! I recognize your faces!' It's just like a feel-good experience. Katie Cassidy
I found that I could write two kinds of short stories: I could write very absurd, kind of surrealistic, funny stories; or I could write very dark, realistic - hyper-realistic - stories. I was never happy with that, because I couldn't meld the two. Dennis Lehane
Saying women aren't funny is now like saying Asians can't drive or saying black people have bad credit. It's just really, like, so obsolete. Whitney Cummings
Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again. Robert A. Heinlein
I run around my house naked with heels all the time. It's so funny. Mary-Kate Olsen
You get weird, funny requests on Twitter. With our fan club, I was seeing a lot of fans were having some issue with the way the fan club tickets were being handled in one of the shows. So I was able to correspond with that fan, and be like, 'Listen, we'll be on it.' Luke Bryan
When I was born I owed twelve dollars. George S. Kaufman
Achingly funny as it was, Larry Gelbart's writing gave off sparks that turned a hard light on the way we are. Alan Alda
Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976. Cathy Guisewite
Laughter is involuntary. If it's funny you laugh. Tom Lehrer
I showed what I can do with butter, right? Eighty-five percent increase in sales. I'm very proud of them Country Life ads. They were funny and clever and classy like the Toblerone ads I grew up with. John Lydon
Success is always less funny than failure. Jon Ronson
Because death and illness are the most horrible things in life, of course that's where the most absurdly funny things are going to happen. Julia Sweeney
Boxing is always serious. Nothing comical or funny about boxing. Juan Manuel Marquez
I'm proud of 'The Hidden.' I feel like we took a B-movie and kind of turned it into an A-minus action movie. We kind of elevated the material a little bit. It's got a great car-chase scene at the very beginning. It has some terrific moments in it, some funny stuff. It's a great rental. Kyle MacLachlan
People just don't laugh when their family is violated, and you don't shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It's a funny, primitive instinct. Phillip Noyce
I wake up every day and look at my own ugly mug in the mirror and don't think twice about it. The fact that other people might want to look at me still feels funny. It's flattering, but funny. Luke Bracey
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. Mignon McLaughlin
It's continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you've got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don't think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances. Rachael Ray
Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor. Martin Sheen
I'm totally comfortable not being as funny as Larry David. Jeff Garlin
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it. Norman Douglas
I always wanted my kids to like me and think I was funny, so I made up this story about a kid named Jake and his racecar that he had built from scratch, fully loaded with whatever fantastical gadget he or I wanted him to have at the moment. I loved making up the stories off the top of my head. Rhea Perlman
If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor. Teri Garr
I'm on so late I'm definitely the last seconds of anyone's attention. So I just want to give them something dumb to laugh at, so they go, 'That's funny,' then fall asleep. Jimmy Fallon
As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. Calvin Trillin
I had everything I'd hoped for, but I wasn't being myself. So I decided to be honest about who I was. It was strange: The people who loved me for being funny suddenly didn't like me for being... me. Ellen DeGeneres
When I read a script, I have to see the funny, and if I can see it's funny, it helps me to be able to transmit that. Jessica Walter
People have many theories about comedy, but being just plain funny is the one most important thing. Gilbert Gottfried
Sometimes a scene may be about one thing, and it may end up still being about that, but the emotionality of it comes from somewhere else, or the humor of it comes from somewhere else, and it gives it that real-life quality. Kyle Chandler
The funny thing is that Dick Cheney has done more than anybody in the White House for quite a long time to throw up roadblocks against future historians. Barton Gellman
In all my movies, there's always a kind of heartfelt element, to be able to do a drama and to be able to spend more time in the emotional stuff with no pressure to get back to the funny that's very liberating for me. Shawn Levy
I don't care how handsome or fabulous or funny the groom is, or how sweet and accommodating the bride, or vice versa. Marriage is hard. Jenna McCarthy
My wife and I ran through 'Justified' in, like, a day. And that is such a funny, amazing show. Adam Pally
But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well. Jason Biggs
Don't remember me as too nice or beautiful or funny, because then you'll be disappointed. Celia Johnson
I think for me, the thing that gets me in the right mindset is just watching something funny, something light, something that makes me feel good. Regardless of what it is - when you feel good, when you feel upbeat, creativity flows! Derek Hough
In business, there are times when you disagree, and sometimes it turns out that you're just plain wrong. Humor takes away tension and helps you realize you're wrong. Craig Newmark
Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product. Allen Klein
I think it's funny when people, they try to imitate the 'Chandelier' video. I think it's hilarious. Maddie Ziegler
We didn't, with 'Will & Grace,' set out to change the gay world. We just set out to be funny. Eric McCormack
Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor. George Jean Nathan
Every time I've done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there's always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they're just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that. Aziz Ansari
Guys usually like my sense of humor, and I am pretty down to earth. And I'm a driven person. Kreayshawn
My dad is just like everybody else's dad. I see him as kind of a goofy guy with a great sense of humor. I try to get in a battle of wits with him, but he always gets me. I emulate him because I've never seen anyone work as hard as he does. Peter Uihlein
It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing all the John Hughes movies, I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning from television into film. Anthony Michael Hall
In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian. Sugar Ray Leonard
It's funny, but when there are dominant teams, there are a number of people who rail about the fact that they're always seeing the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay either in the playoffs or in the Super Bowl. Al Michaels
I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers to die in the dressing room. Mercedes McCambridge
Fame is a funny thing. I like doing normal things. I like going to fairs. I like going to ball games. I like going to Disney World or a big field on the Fourth of July and having picnics with friends. The problem is you're either worried you're going to be recognized, or you're thankful you're not. It's always there. Chris Evans
What's great about having an audience is they can let you know what they don't think is funny, and you can just cut that out and keep trying. Maggie Carey
Some of my friends say that I only talk about myself. But it is funny: my house is covered in art but with nothing of my own, and when I'm working, I'm only thinking about what the client wants. So I don't see it that way, but maybe it's true. I mean, they are my friends. Mario Testino
Being a black woman, there's so many different sides of us. We are funny, silly, romantic, professional, smart, and we have good jobs. Lauren London
I'm a novelist first, and I wrote a bunch of books, and everything I write, I just find people are more interesting when there's an element of humor to it. Jonathan Tropper
Show me one guy or woman as funny as Rodney Dangerfield or as good as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, or Joan Rivers. There are a lot of good comics out there, no doubt, but as far as the quality of the comics goes, I think what you have is a bunch of situational comics. Chris Rock
Who doesn't love a funny girl who can look sexy at the same time? Malin Akerman
It's so funny how my name has always been such a big deal. When I was growing up, my family was always moving. I had to meet new people all the time. And they'd laugh. Calista Flockhart
My job is summer camp. I come and talk and try to make a TV show funny. Danny Masterson
I just want to be funny, I just want to do comedy. Tracy Morgan
Every girls' night needs a funny movie and a good conversation about guys! My friends and I also love picking outfits out for each other to try on at slumber parties. It's so fun. Jennette McCurdy
When you're from a boring town, you have to find things to do. It's funny: I always knew I wanted to make music, so I was always kind of ahead of my peers. I had an MP3 player by the time I was in the fourth grade. Shamir
Stephen King has inspired me with his humor and honesty, and his admonition that the author's job is to tell the truth. Barry Eisler
Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs. Alfred Hitchcock
It's amazing how these little guys can say things that a mortal human could never get away with. There's some sort of unspoken license... when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor. Jeff Dunham
While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory. Dweezil Zappa
My parents have always had a great sense of humor. And I really appreciate good humor in songs, witty lyrics that sneak up on you and then you listen again, and say: 'That's so funny.' John Prine's songs have always had this really witty tone. Kacey Musgraves
I try to be funny and not ignorant. Kevin Hart
Picking my topics is sort of a process of elimination for me. Most things don't work for me. I like to cover science and unexpected things happening in labs. Also, theoretical research doesn't work for my style. I need scenes and interactions. Then, humor. I'm having the most fun when I can have fun with my work. Mary Roach
Don DeLillo's 'White Noise,' which I read when I was 19. It showed me that a book can be funny as hell and deadly serious. Kevin Barry
I think when you do comedy, you play by a different set of rules. No one really wants you to be in that good shape. Being in good shape implies a level of vanity that isn't necessarily funny. Seth Rogen
You know it's funny that none of the regular late-night shows now use guest hosts the way Johnny did. No one talks about it much, but it's curious that they don't do it. They would each have to be asked the reason why they don't. Garry Shandling
Of course 'we humans' have a funny relationship with the beings with whom we share our planet. We eat them, we care for them, we admire them, we use them. April Gornik
A sense of humor is great - it goes a long, long way in a marriage. Chris Rock
It's funny to see a film in Spain with a lot of violence because we don't have a lot of violence. Well, of course, we have violence, some murders, some terrorism and a lot of things. We have suffered a dictatorship, and we talk about the civil war constantly. Javier Camara
I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am. Jennifer Aniston
If you are truly offended by an 80-year-old man saying you're not funny, then you're probably not funny. Sarah Silverman
Humor writing is something that comes naturally to me. Kristan Higgins
It's painful for me to watch someone who isn't funny. It's horrifying to sit in the back and watch some guy who just totally sucks. Joe Rogan
If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony. Xun Zi
I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things. Todd Barry
Our first show, 'A Little Nightmare Music,' encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music. Aleksey Igudesman
One funny thing is, though, I wear my watch on my right hand and I'm actually right-handed. People always wonder why - I don't know myself, I've just always done it that way and I like it the way a good watch fits on my right wrist. Luke Evans
Poop humor is fun. If you do the toilet scenes well and commit to them, they can be really, really powerful. Sandra Bullock
There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. Bill Cosby
I went to go see 'Final Destination' which you have to be 17 and over to see and they're like 'Uh, we need to see your I.D.' Here's the really funny thing is that I actually had done my hair and makeup that day. If I don't do my hair and makeup I can understand it but I had actually made an effort to look older. Kay Panabaker
Originally I had planned to write just a couple of children's books and then, return the focus on adult literature. A funny thing happened along the way - I kept having new ideas, and then I looked up one day, and 30 years had passed! Nikki Grimes
'Big Bang Theory' is not my kind of show. It's not my humor. I don't like multicam comedies. I don't want an audience to tell me when to laugh. Zachary Knighton
It's interesting - I always thought when I was doing more melodramatic stuff like 'Everwood' that the directors were constantly reeling me in and stopping me from being funny. Chris Pratt
My cheerleader part in 'Fired Up!' is really funny. Julianna Guill
The people from 'The State' are close friends, but also some of the most incredibly funny people I know. Joe Lo Truglio
I love the Swedish people for their detective novels, their archipelago, their sense of humor, their carbonated vodka, and most especially, for their wonderful hospitality. Michael Levitt
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. Ernest Hemingway
Anybody can make jokes. But unless they come from conviction, and there's truth in them, you haven't nailed it. They aren't as funny as they could be, and they don't make a point. Dan Jenkins
'Entourage' was a show that existed around wish-fulfillment. People watched it because they wanted to believe they could go on private jets and be hanging out in Hollywood, but as a show, comedically, it was not funny. Not a funny show. It's funny, ironically, because of how terrible it is. Adam Pally
When somebody listens and laughs, you're always in better shape than when you're with those folks who just kind of look at you when you say something funny. You wonder if they're looking at you because they're mad that they didn't say it or something. It's hard to handle that. Jason Sudeikis
There's a deep underlying unpredictability to life that is thrilling. In China, my wife would say you go out to buy toilet paper, and you come back, and something interesting or revealing or funny happened on the way. Evan Osnos
There are certain sorts of jokes which have only to do with the substitution of the unexpected word in a familiar context. If you translated something into French and then had it translated back into English by somebody who didn't know the original, you'd lose what was funny. Tom Stoppard
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Albert Einstein
People in Russia adapt to misery by a deep, deep humor. Ian Frazier
Chris Rock is a very funny man. Willie Geist
I don't think there's just one person for everyone. It would be very hard for me to be with a guy who was not bright or funny. And he'd have to see the absurdities of the world, not exactly as I see them necessarily. Erica Jong
'Red Band Society' is inspiring, funny, and an uplifting story that makes you want to make the most of your life, love and live to the fullest, and that's a great message. Nolan Sotillo
It's funny, we all really, really got along. I don't know how it was in years past but this year, I was really with a good group of people. No one tried to sabotage each other or steal the other ones moments. LaToya London
It's very funny because every time I make a movie, and I've heard this re-echoed by other filmmakers and actors I have worked with, you kind of feel like you're naked again. You have to figure it all out from scratch, as if you had never done it before. Todd Haynes
My mama never wore a pair of pants when I was growing up, and now that's all she wears. It was so funny for me when I first started seeing Mama wear pants. It was like it wasn't Mama. Now I've bought her many a pantsuit because she just lives in them. Dolly Parton
It's interesting with my blog, because it feels to me less like a blog and more like a forum, because my readers are so funny and leave hysterical comments. And I'm not being humble when I say that very often, the comments are so much better than the post originally was. Jenny Lawson
It's funny - in elementary school, I went by Amber. I never liked Tiffani. Tiffani Thiessen
But the only comparison that I want to Lenny Bruce is that I'm funny. I'm Freddie Prinze, Puerto Rican all the way. Freddie Prinze
I hated meeting people at bars when I was single because it's all about the looks and the funny line. Sam Yagan
I am funny. No one else thinks I am funny. But I am funny. Lorraine Bracco
But I think once the word gets out that the movie is funny - funny is transcendent - it will traverse all demographic barriers if people embrace it as a funny movie. Thomas Haden Church
I am lactose intolerant, and I always thought it was really funny how people who are lactose intolerant continue to eat dairy, because they like it so much. And I find it not acceptable. Lake Bell
I would say that Emma Stone and Emma Watson are two very talented young actresses who are very intelligent and have a great sense of humor and have learned to balance what they love with their acting career, and I think that's really a great thing. Kara Hayward
It's funny, though, with films, because you can incorporate a variety of elements, and sometimes that can work for you and sometimes I think it can work against you. Guy Pearce
There are two MFA programs here at the University of Texas, and I read on the jury of both of them. And it's amazing to me how many really talented young writers seem to fear humor. Elizabeth McCracken
It's always cool on the airplane when people are watching 'SVU.' It's funny. And it's always the reruns. Kelli Giddish
I used to sneak up to the 8th floor and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing 'Saturday Night Live' and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television. Dana Carvey
People think I am funny all the time. But I am not. I am serious, too. Also, I enjoy serious, dramatic films. Kapil Sharma
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. Thomas Jefferson
I read a lot of scripts that I just don't find very funny. Jennifer Aniston
I was a precocious only child, and then I went through a fat, awkward stage for several years, so I learned to fall back on my humor and personality when I was growing up. It's how you survive, so I think it was more of a natural progression for me, developing into comedy. Ari Graynor
Stand up is really fun because if I think of a joke or a funny idea, then I can just go and tell some people and if they laugh, they laugh right away. Demetri Martin
I don't think that because you die and move on to somewhere else that you lose your sense of humor. Peter Jackson
My dad was in the army so we moved around a lot and I changed schools every year and had to make new friends, and I found that if I was the funny guy I could do that easier. Jason Gann
I've always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don't say anything for shock value. Amy Schumer
We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again. Sheena Easton
There's so much that we just accept, but the reasons behind how certain rules came to be are so fascinating and funny, it just increases your affection for language. Ursula Dubosarsky
A dear friend of my early childhood has worked as an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea for much of her life, and from the tiny island where her main work has been focused, she has brought me many funny and beautiful stories over the years. Michael Leunig
Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don't talk about it too much in the press is because it isn't funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn't seem right. Matthew Perry
I don't feel any need to play the role of the clown. In my private life I take a break from humor. Gad Elmaleh
I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant. Walter Isaacson
I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair. Bette Davis
Children are the most honest critics. They will say 'You're funny', but also 'You're pathetic - go away.' Dylan Moran
It's funny, because I don't think of myself as a novelist. I think of myself as a writer. Susanna Clarke
It's funny because 'The Book of Mormon' is 'The Book of Mormon' now. When I was doing it at the very beginning, and I was a part of it for four years and always believed in it, I never really knew if it was going to be more than a convention for 'South Park' fans. Josh Gad
Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise. Jami Gertz
The principles of comedy are the principles of comedy. I can hear funny. Stephan Pastis
Stealing, you'll go far in life. Actually, there is something funny about getting away with it. Mike Judge
If you can be funny, it means you're intelligent. Your brain is working fast. Amber Valletta
I love playing a dad. It's hard to find family dramas that are genuinely funny. Peter Gallagher
One man's folly is another man's wife. Helen Rowland
When I was a kid I had this funny blonde hair and everyone called me 'Chick' because I looked like Tweety Bird. Nicky Hilton
Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking. Gene Mauch
You need to be silly to be funny. William Shatner
When I first started I was always known as The Girl on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice. Julie Benz
I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them. Vera Farmiga
There have been man-on-the-street interviews for years, but insulting people is not that funny to me. Billy Eichner
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields
I've had countless reviews sort that have made me cry. It's funny, it doesn't ever get better either; you can't turn your ears off. Eleanor Catton
I used to go in for Disney auditions, and they'd tell me, 'You're cute and nice but just not funny.' Gattlin Griffith
Justin Timberlake is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He's funny. He's cute. He's great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that's cool. Britney Spears
I can't live without a sense of humor. I need to be laughing and entertained at all times. Carlos Ponce
I was sleeping the other night, alone, thanks to the exterminator. Emo Philips
It was very hard to make 'Funny Face' in Paris because making movies is difficult and making a movie in a city that was glorious, that was unique and surprising, to get it, to put it on film you have to make choices and reject a lot of things so you're always wondering: 'Am I doing it right?' Stanley Donen
The moment I was introduced to my wife, Emma, at a party I thought, here she is - and 20 minutes later I told her she ought to marry me. She thought I was as mad as a rat. She wouldn't even give me her telephone number - and she wrote in her diary: 'A funny little man asked me to marry him.' Julian Fellowes
I love insults, devastating takedowns, things that could be described by Twitter hacks as 'shots fired,' and funny ad hominem attacks. Alex Pareene
If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry. O. Henry
It's kind of low brow, but the show 'Bob's Burgers' is hilarious, and being from the Midwest, I can kind of relate to a lot of the jokes. 'Orange is The New Black' is a Netflix Exclusive, I think - that's really funny. Gracie Gold
I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor. Patricia Clarkson
The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It's really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they're actually really happy, good- natured people. Miranda Otto
It's funny, the hardest thing to do is to make something look like it's fast, loose and improvised, and get somebody to laugh. Abel Ferrara
My studio, nicknamed 'Funny Farm,' is in a hidden location. It's very private. Not only do I create my photography there, but it is also where I write my books and create music. Nikki Sixx
It's true; I have a skill and it's... it has not related to acting, it's not related to auditions, it's not related to studios, not related to public whim. It's whether I'm funny or not and whether I can entertain people. Tim Allen
I think since I was kid people told me that they thought I was funny. Demetri Martin
I put on a big show when I write something I think is funny. Judd Apatow
I think there's this new kind of character; it's a sidekick-slash-leading man role. People like Zach Galifianakis and Seth Rogen have been really successful in those roles. You don't have to be this square-jawed, chiseled, deep-voiced Superman; you can be funny and normal and put in the leading man category. Tyler Labine
My wife's a loving, funny, Irish-spirited person, and I'm still surprised at some of the things she says. She makes me laugh every day. Gary Sinise
I was always loud and obnoxious and giggly and funny. Krysten Ritter
I think humor is important for all of us, and a great comedian is a great treasure. Leila Josefowicz
Well, life is dark, isn't it? Mostly, it's dreadful. At the same time, death is funny too. I mean, look at the fuss we make of it. Upamanyu Chatterjee
I mean it's funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it's not competitive like an election, it's the Olympics, it's not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like. Eddie Van Halen
It's funny: a lot of roles I do read for mention physical presence - like, 'built like a quarterback' - and for me, it's pretty boring because I don't want that to be the most important thing. I'm not trying to be Dwayne Johnson. Jai Courtney
I love improv so much. Listening. I think that's the key. When you improvise, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to create, and to be generating information, and trying to be funny, but if you just listen to what's being said to you, and then react honestly, you generally get better results. Rob Riggle
It's funny when people ask an actor what they want to play next, because you don't get to decide what you play. I don't know. I can only say this: I don't want to and have no interest in playing a plastic surgeon. That's for sure. I'm open to anything else. Dylan Walsh
My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books. Jon Scieszka
The funny thing is that I feel close to all my characters. Deep, deep inside them all. Paul Auster
I'd rather not have a moment when I'm known for my looks; being funny and interesting lasts longer. Kelly Ripa
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. Arthur C. Clarke
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
You re-watch 'Napoleon Dynamite', and there's a lot of thrift shopping that goes on in that movie; there's a lot of funny stuff. It's definitely amusing, and paying 99 cents for a samurai sword is amazing. Al Madrigal
I'm not filthy rich! I'm not as rich as people think. It's funny, isn't it? Imelda May
Every time I do something silly, it comes off really funny because it's natural. Shaquille O'Neal
I've always tried to fight against, 'Oh, who's that small funny actress? Let's get her.' Imelda Staunton
The last person they expected to connect with a screenplay was the comedic, blonde actress with the funny voice. Joey Lauren Adams
Tell me I'm beautiful, it's nothing. Tell me I'm intellectual - I know it. Tell me I'm funny, and it's the greatest compliment in the world anyone could give me. Julie Newmar
I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it. Eddie Murphy
It's hard enough to be a lady writer. Doubly hard to be a funny lady writer. Jill Soloway
I'd love to do a really juicy drama that's just really real. On the comedy side, I'd love to do something like '21 Jump Street.' I cannot stop watching that movie. Really funny, really extreme comedies are definitely my favorite. Daniela Bobadilla
It's a funny thing - when I'm crazed with work, spending time with my children relaxes me. Yet, at the end of a long weekend with them, the very thing I need to relax is a little work and time away from them! Emily Giffin
I play these sort of comical instruments I invented, like the electric rake and the electric plunger. I do a lot of almost stand-up comedy material. Just the juxtaposition of the different styles in itself sometimes is funny. Like, I do sort of an acoustic version of 'Purple Haze' that has some bluegrass licks in it. Eugene Chadbourne
If you're funny, if there's something that makes you laugh, then every day's going to be okay. Tom Hanks
You could knock my teeth out and break my nose, and there'd be something funny about it to me. Chevy Chase
Whether it's an innate ability or an acquired way of regarding the world around us, being labeled as funny can only be accepted as a compliment. Alan Zweibel
With humor, it's so subjective that trying to think of what the ideal reader would think would drive you crazy. Calvin Trillin
When people say 'Charlie Chaplin' I still think now of the guy in the moustache and bowler hat and funny walk - I don't think of an old man who was my grandfather. Oona Chaplin
Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial. Allen Klein
You know, I said I have this problem that I need to more carefully read Akron's text because it's too much, too much fantasy, and so I am busy with other stuff - it's funny, it's nice to hear that someone is studying that carefully and now I know a little bit more about that. H. R. Giger
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. Frank A. Clark
People with no humor, they're outta my life. Patti LaBelle
I think the kick to doing comedy is just to get in a film with really funny people and let them do their jobs. I find that in most comedies, I'm not the funny one, which works out great. Amy Adams
We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children. Anne Lamott
I'd so much rather people think I was funny than pretty. Kristen Johnston
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Anthony Burgess
Weather forecast for tonight: dark. George Carlin
I am accusing him of stealing my best material, he was a very funny man. Frank Carson
I've worked for years with Michael Kors, and he's just like this funny, charismatic guy. Erin Heatherton
I always felt that it was easier to take a funny person and teach them to write television than to take somebody who was a television writer and make them funny. And I discovered a lot of great writers that went on to do a lot of great shows like 'Seinfeld,' 'Friends,' you know, 'Three and a Half Men.' Roseanne Barr
Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens. David Hyde Pierce
My mother is very funny. She is from a village; she has a typical village kind of humour. Often she says a lot of things she herself isn't aware is a punch line. Kapil Sharma
I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor. Linda Gray
I wasn't shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid. Tyler, The Creator
I like getting up in front of an audience. It's fun when you go to a baseball game and the crowd is cheering you. I can't deny it. And it's very funny, too. Sometimes you're shy; you go somewhere and everyone's looking at you, so you feel a little self-conscious. Jon Lovitz
Sites like Funny or Die and College Humor are great, but I'd say it's appealing to 80% men and 20% women. Zooey Deschanel
If you approach Cannes with a sense of humor, nothing is that bad. You have to take it for what it is; otherwise, it's silly. Mathieu Amalric
I want to get back and figure out how we're going to make 'The Tonight Show' funny and good. Andy Richter
You know, the funny thing about Lorne and that show is that, you can go over one million things, but in a business of bean counters, he still likes to laugh at small things and creates a show around it. Colin Quinn
Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing. Max Irons
Kevin Hart. He's the man! I like his style. He's short, so I can relate. All the stories he tells are real. I respect that, and he's just a really funny dude - great comedy instincts. To do stand-up on a stage for an hour and tell stories and make people laugh is incredible. Cameron Boyce
It's funny; people get so doctrinaire about music. It should be the last thing you don't have an open mind about. Randy Newman
It's funny: I always, as a high school teacher and particularly as a high school yearbook teacher, because yearbook staffs are 90 percent female, I got to sit in and overhear teenage girl talk for many years. I like teenage girls; I like their drama, their foibles. And I think, 'I'll be good with a teenage daughter!' Rob Thomas
I understand a woman who validates herself by getting attention from the opposite sex. I have a friend who is that to a T... Doesn't mean she isn't a good person. That's a funny character to play. Cheryl Hines
As a child, I'd always liked cowboys and Indians stories where there were two layers - gruesome in the foreground but funny in the background. Anthony Browne
You know my girls are so funny. You're out in the country and there are critters everywhere and they get a little like, 'Oh my God! Oh no, bugs!' and I had to say, 'Honey this is fine. This is their world and it's all part of being in the country.' I realized, 'Oh my God, my girls are really city girls.' Anna Gunn
Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over. Danny McBride
That's my main flaw: I always think authority figures or my boss is going to think something I do is funny. And usually they don't. Jimmy Kimmel
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. Brendan Behan
What's funny about that is when I was writing Twilight just for myself and not thinking of it as a book, I was not thinking about publishing, and yet at the same time I was casting it in my head. Because when I read books, I see them very visually. Stephenie Meyer
I try to write stories that are thrilling and full of mystery and funny all at the same time, stories that raise moral questions but come up with very few moral answers, stories that emotionally touch readers through the characters. William Lashner
Cure for an obsession: get another one. Mason Cooley
I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield
The funniest racism is the racism between minorities. It's something you don't see dramatized, but almost every minority I know who's my age, they have these funny stories about their parents stereotyping other minorities. Mindy Kaling
I don't think it's a contradiction to find painfulness funny. Jill Soloway
What am I responsible for? Who am I responsible to? Everybody? How come when Archie Bunker nailed everybody, it was funny - but when I do it, it's not? Sam Kinison
The funny thing is I'm not even Latin. I was constantly getting Latin roles, and I was like, I even was nominated for an award, and I was like, 'Let them know at the NAACP, the first white woman. Let them know I'm totally grateful, but I'm not Latin. I can't do that. I play Latin.' Vanessa Ferlito
I've met a lot of people who've lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor. Louis C. K.
Life is tragic comedy, in a way. There is humor. Tcheky Karyo
I'm quite an odd little part of the Venn diagram. I'm not a movie star and beautiful in that way. I do an odd thing that's funny and sad, and my face and my old body can take that. Tamsin Greig
If you're OK with being clumsy, it's funny. But if you are super embarrassed, people are going to laugh at you. Leo Howard
I actually was class clown, but I don't know how that happened because I've never been considered an outwardly funny person-as the people in this room will attest. Janeane Garofalo
I don't really have funny things to say about politics. I wish I did, but I don't. Janeane Garofalo
Art Modell was a visionary, a deal-maker and a friend. And he possessed a marvelous sense of humor. Steve Tisch
I don't think, 'Gee, I'd like to dress this person.' There was a picture in Us magazine. It was a jersey dress, and Courtney Love was wearing it. I have this thing about Courtney Love, this funny worship. Marc Jacobs
I look at old performance videos now, and it's really funny - I thought I was such a gangster! Becky G
I like kissing people because it's funny. Casey Abrams
Is everything funny? For me, yes. There's a positive to every negative. Even my divorce? For me, yes. If you go back and look at it, why it happened or how it happened, there's something in there that'll make you laugh. Kevin Hart
I never understand when people say, 'Do you do comedy or tragedy?' I don't think they're very much different. They both have to be true, and there isn't a great play in the world that doesn't have funny parts to it - as 'Salesman' does, as 'King Lear' does. The whole idea is to reflect life in some way, which means surely you have to have both. Mike Nichols
I liked Lady Gaga's meat dress. It was funny. Alejandro Jodorowsky
So, I'm the Eighth Wonder of the World. It's flattering and very, very funny. Eva Longoria
Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it. Ben Stiller
It's funny because I've resisted acting as a career for most of my life. But both my parents told me if I ever want to direct, I should act first because no director should direct until they know what it's like to be in the actor's shoes. Dylan Penn
Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor. Avi Arad
Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. Sam Walton
It's funny because when I got 'Jarhead' and 'Avatar' and all those movies, 'Leprechaun' still to this day airs on BET. I was thinking, 'Will they just let it go? I finally have a body of work that can speak much better to what I can do than just Leprechaun.' Laz Alonso
I don't have a type looks-wise, but all my exes have been funny, open-minded and ambitious. I can't stand men with no passion in life. Kathryn Prescott
It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing. Zora Neale Hurston
I like reading Ball Tongue lyrics and all that stuff. And they published a book, and I wouldn't give my lyrics, and it's all wrong in the book, and I giggle. It's funny. Jonathan Davis
Short fiction is like low relief. And if your story has no humor in it, then you're trying to look at something in the pitch dark. With the light of humor, it throws what you're writing into relief so that you can actually see it. Elizabeth McCracken
I always had to genuinely like the actors I worked with and use my enthusiasm and vision to give them confidence to push their creativity and their humor. Tamra Davis
I don't think I'm a funny person in general. I have had to learn comedy. Ashton Kutcher
Carol Burnett, who played Miss Hannigan in 'Annie', is as funny as it gets. Katherine Parkinson
We could talk, act, and dress funny. We were excused for socially inappropriate behavior: 'Oh, he's a programmer'. It was all because we knew this technology stuff that other people found completely mystifying. Kent Beck
As I get older, I just prefer to knit. Tracey Ullman
As a kid, I thought of myself as a funny person who secretly wanted to be serious, but now I think maybe I'm a serious person who secretly wants to be funny. Noah Baumbach
The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone
I think a lot of humor is about distracting yourself. Pretend you're not trying to make it funny. Because for some reason the effort to be funny smells like sulphur in our culture. Sloane Crosley
When you are not treated seriously, you develop comically. Its sense of oneself is so fractured and fragile that it's like the picked-on kid who has to become funny. Scott Thompson
Funny story: I was hanging out with Adam Shankman for Samantha Ronson's birthday, and Lance Bass was there. I don't really know Lance, but he comes over to me and goes, 'Hey, I just wanted to let you know I'm a fan of 'Pretty Little Liars' and I'm rooting for your character.' It was surreal! That's how 'PLL' has changed my life. Ryan Guzman
I love Mikhail Bulgakov. He is very original and takes the story to unexpected places. I didn't realise political writing could be so funny. Denise Mina
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation. W. Somerset Maugham
I don't mean to be funny. Yogi Berra
As a kid, I loved 'Godot' because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it's much more resonant. Nathan Lane
My father was really good with math. It's a funny thing, I don't remember my father or my mother being so mechanical-minded. My father always wanted to be a doctor, but he came from a really poor family in Georgia, and there was no way he was going to be a doctor. Herbie Hancock
I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, 'Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous. I'm like, 'I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing.' Raven-Symone
I don't think Reagan is primarily funny, and I don't think he's primarily marvelous; he's complicated. Eugene Jarecki
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. Jennifer Jones
I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women. Louis XIV
Movies require a lot of patience. I like instant results. If I have done something that's not funny at all, the audience will let me know in two seconds. With the movie, I will have to wait nine months to know if I was that bad. Vir Das
I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor. Rod Stewart
Writing humor for me is more like a watchful-ness. You have to watch. When you say something funny, or someone else does, it's more like you wait for the piece. Ian Frazier
But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny. Jonathan Franzen
I never saw myself as a comedian. I saw myself as a guy who can act funny. Charlie Day
I wear a necklace, cause I wanna know when I'm upside down. Mitch Hedberg
It's funny: when I set out to create the world of 'California,' I didn't give the type of apocalypse much thought... I simply set my two characters, Cal and Frida, in a depleted world and moved through it intuitively. Edan Lepucki
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. Thomas Carlyle
Some people expect me to be funny all the time, and I'm not necessarily funny all the time. Denis Leary
I grew up in Middle America and I don't think my family was very funny, but I watched 'The Princess Bride.' I always wanted to be an actor. I didn't know anything about it. I'd never seen any plays or anything and I watched that movie over and over and over again. Missi Pyle
'Thunderbolts' I was mostly attracted to because I really wanted to write Punisher and Elektra and Deadpool, who are characters I have always really enjoyed. But the funny thing is that over time, I came to really like Red Leader; he became one of my favorite guys in the book. Sometimes characters surprise you. Charles Soule
I've worked a lot with Noah Baumbach, and he doesn't make it easy to like his characters, but the stories are funny and witty and there's an edge to that kind of humanity. Ciaran Hinds
I think you can go from being not very funny to working really hard for 10 years and figuring out how to make a living on the road, but I don't think you can rise much above that. Amy Schumer
The less lines, the better. I am the silent film actor, but not in a slapstick sort of way. Film is an image-based medium, so whatever you can say without the words is far more provocative and punctuating. If the lines are not funny or if they don't advance the story, sometimes it's hard. I hate talk in movies. Callum Keith Rennie
Sometimes people get mad at The Simpsons' subversive story telling, but there's another message in there, which is a celebration of making wild, funny stories. Matt Groening
The funny thing about directing is that you have your own opinions, but it's a collaboration. Directing is a group effort. Even though you might think something works, the smartest thing you can do as a director is try and weigh the opinions of the people around you. Chris Evans
I think the Cold War works as a great analogy or simile for different kinds of conflict. It's funny, when you look back at it, it's one of the last times that the boundaries were clear. Now, as we see on 'Homeland,' there are no clear boundaries and enemies. Matthew Rhys
The three theater peeps I would love to dine with are Mel Brooks, because he is so funny; Stephen Sondheim, because he is a god-like genius; and Ethel Merman, to compare notes on fabulous belting. Nancy Allen
I have seen and heard comedians who had really funny 'stuff' but yet could not make the people laugh; then, again - I have seen others whose stuff was anything but humorous, and the audience would howl with laughter. Al Jolson
It's so funny; I grew up in the Midwest, I have two older brothers, and you're just as competitive playing football as you are eating pickled eggs, or trying to kill zombies. As long as you don't take it too far, I think it's a good way for people to relate. Jose Pablo Cantillo
It's funny, I lived my first 38 years of my life with maybe one or two people ever saying that I looked like Greg Kinnear. As soon as I get into the entertainment industry, now it's 100 percent of people. Greg Poehler
I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times. Jackie Mason
I value comedy. I value somebody who can be funny. James L. Brooks
It's funny, my kids and I live together, and I have a lot of actor friends. So my kids think everyone is on television every now and again, since everyone they know pops up here, but there's a whole rap of things they won't watch until they're 16 or 17. Dallas Roberts
Life is just so much fun and so filled with humor. Foster Friess
I love film, but it's funny going to drama school for three years, where you spend most of your time training for theatre, then coming out and just doing films. Tuppence Middleton
My improv definitely shows a different side of myself, which is more true to what my real humor is and what my real personality is, and I think - I guess 'wild' is a good word for it. I'm still sweet! But I won't let anyone walk all over me. Lauren Lapkus
With all singers, insecurity is your best security. That's why we're such loud people and why we walk all funny. You think, 'Are people interested?' But I think our band has something and they know we don't just put albums out. We do think about it. Bono
I have a weak stomach. My wife is a doctor, so she finds it funny that I actually pass out when I get my blood drawn. I physically can't stand gore on screen. I can't stand blood and guts. Not for any puritanical/moral high-ground reason. I just don't want to black out. Christopher Denham
The funny thing is that people see one film like 'Racing Stripes' or 'Ice Princess' and all of a sudden, slip me into this category of 'that's what she's always involved in.' Hayden Panettiere
I don't know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he's funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me. Paul Lynde
What has been happening more lately - of course, I also put in my bio, I say I do the voice of Goliath, but some people go - you know, I say something, and it's a funny thing when you work in this business, people will talk out loud in front of you like you're not there. Keith David
Maybe that is why kids like Dumbledore: because he is funny rather than a miserable old sod with a long white beard. Michael Gambon
There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. Thomas Wentworth Higginson
It's grueling never knowing if the audience is going to think you're funny. It's soul-destroying when they don't laugh. Vince Vaughn
I don't really have a type of guy I like. It's just like nice guys, cute boys I mean, ones that are funny. Emma Roberts
I don't like forcing comedy and people just trying to do things just to find a funny beat all the time. Martin Lawrence
I think Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have done so much for women in comedy in the sense that they've normalized it. You don't think, 'I'm going to watch that comedy starring a woman,' you think, 'I'm going to watch that funny show.' They refuse to play the foils for men, or be reduced to the butt of every joke, and I love that about both of them. Tatiana Maslany