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I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something.
I've skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a standup comic, it is my job to make sure the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech.
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
I had seen movies before that that had made me laugh, but I had never seen anything even remotely close to as funny as Richard Pryor was, just standing there talking.
The audience changes every night. You're the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh.
I never want to compromise my act just to get a laugh.
Life is just a bowl of cherries, don't take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love.
You see, with me, when I'm nervous, I smile and laugh.
But with comedy it's a simple premise. If it's funny, people laugh. If it's not, they don't.
London audiences are tricky, too. They don't laugh as much as the Northern audiences because, and I hate to say this, they are a bit cleverer normally, and they are picking up on all the little details and listening more carefully.
I used to do stuff at college. I could do voices. I could make some people laugh. I wasn't the class clown, but I knew I had this skill.
If they weren't laughing with me, okay; if they want to laugh at me it's better than nothing.
Comedians don't laugh. They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.
I lived to make Scott Baio laugh.
Nobody makes me laugh like my wife.
Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh.
I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
I don't know nothing about communism. But I know the Albanians loved me. Same reason as anyone else loves me. Because I made them laugh.
If we had a hard time, my mother would sit me down and we would talk about it, and she kept talking and kept processing until we started to laugh about it.
You can't instruct an audience to laugh, but what you can do is read well and understand the spirit and subtleties, if there are any, in the dialogue.
Tommy Lee Jones
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.
Fame comes and fame goes, but you have to be able to laugh about yourself and to take it with a grain of salt.
After every single take, I laugh. It's my own awkwardness and discomfort about being an actor.
Any audience that gets a laugh out of me gets it while I'm facing them.
I just like making people laugh, and buried in that I like to bring up topics and start discussions.
I'll be in Los Angeles for two weeks and I'll have a laugh, get battered and have a buzz, but at the end of the day, I'll go home. It's just me earning a few more stories to tell everyone at home and all.
All the other guys I think had a scream on Lock, Stock. They just had a laugh and a crack, and thought it would never come out; they were just having a good time. On this one, I felt that.
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!
I'm physically completely mal-coordinated. My best friend used to make me run for the bus just to give herself a quick, cheap laugh because I definitely don't have that sophisticated cool thing down.
I went to dinner with my mother-in-law and I just realized I was talking in sound bites to her and expecting her to laugh every time I said anything or be jotting something down in a notebook. So you have to kind of really have a talk with yourself after you've done a press tour and say, 'Chill out!'
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