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I worked on dramas before, I love sinking my teeth into something dramatic or a period piece, but there's something so fun about doing a comedy. When you go to set and your only job is to make people laugh, there's an unbelievable energy on set.
Comedy can be more difficult than drama. It requires more attention to timing. In the theater, you're always dependent on the audience for the energy, but in comedy the feedback you get is more important. You can judge by the quickness and the length of the laugh just where you stand with the audience.
David Alan Basche
If my performance touches someone or helps someone understand themselves a little better or gives them a laugh, I feel like I gave them something. I want to touch people's lives and bring them along with me.
The test of a real comedian is whether you laugh at him before he opens his mouth.
George Jean Nathan
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
I think I've developed, as many people do, this sense of, 'Don't say the wrong thing, or else people will point at you and laugh.'
It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
Very often in Chekhov, where he exhibits a little bit of human behavior that you recognize as true, you give a little laugh. It's like a reflex.
Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
Jean de La Fontaine
If you can laugh together, you can work together.
Barack Obama, foreign policy wizard. I just have to laugh.
There are lines that I know are going to get a belly laugh, but after a few shows I get sick of hearing myself say them so I drop them.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh.
I love hearing people laugh.
I'm a frustrated stand-up comic. If you hand me a microphone and I get one laugh, then I'll go on for 20 minutes.
I like making people laugh. It comes off and shines in everything I do.
What heartens me is to see '30 Rock' on the air. It makes me laugh from my gut, which I really like to do.
I think in my case, I had no choice but to have a good sense of humor. I grew up with my dad, Danny Thomas, and George Burns and Bob Hope and Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and all those guys were at our house all the time and telling jokes and making each other laugh.
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I really, really like 'Eastbound & Down.' It's one of the few things that makes me laugh. It's almost too funny to get an award.
Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
The primate laugh is given in playful contexts, and as such has a strong similarity to the human laugh.
Frans de Waal
A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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