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A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
A lot of times, you could play me just the laughs from my set, and I could tell you, from the laugh, what the joke was. Because they match.
I was raised with 'Laurel and Hardy' and 'I Love Lucy' and Jerry Lewis, and I just loved it. And I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits. You know, it's the Andy Kaufman thing or the Marty Short thing where you're performing in your bedroom for yourself.
Ninety-nine percent is in the delivery. If you have the right voice and the right delivery, you're cocky enough, and you pound down on the punch line, you can say anything and make people laugh maybe three times before they realize you're not telling jokes.
I found out that if you made people laugh, they like you. Most people got to like me because I made them laugh. When they didn't, I hit them.
If you can't laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that.
Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag.
There's a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.
Usually, I walk around and think about things. When I come across a thought that makes me laugh, I write it down.
I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.
I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh, at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.
When you are totally depressed, you should try giggling. Just make yourself laugh. Force yourself to laugh.
Many of my cartoons are not a belly laugh. I go for nostalgia, the lump in the throat, the tear in the eye, the tug in the heart.
The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.
I try to find a reason to laugh each day. Somehow, if you can incorporate laughter into your day, every day, it really helps. It's the little things in life that make me happy.
If I couldn't laugh I just would go insane, If we couldn't laugh we just would go insane, If we weren't all crazy we would go insane.
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.
I was informed yesterday that there's a Twitter account for my laugh. Very hard to get used to things like that. Pretty amazing.
A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh. So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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