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Most of the stuff I do on the show comes out of me just trying to make my friends laugh.
I lived to make Scott Baio laugh.
The first thing that I learned - and I understood it at a really young age - was that I could get a laugh. Really early. Because my mother and father are funny.
If I can tell someone a story that makes them bend over and laugh, that's bigger than anything else.
I do love the films I've done in the past. I work hard in my movies and my friends work hard and we're trying to make people laugh and I'm very proud of that.
I would make people who bullied me laugh, so that's my defense mechanism.
I make fun of guys when I like them. I act like I'm 10 years old. I do it as a test to see if they can laugh at themselves. If they get sensitive, then it's like, 'Um, this isn't going to work.'
I certainly don't delude myself that there aren't certainly more important things to do in life than make people laugh, but I can't imagine anything that would bring me more joy.
I always laugh at these companies that have these rules saying, 'You're only allowed to have this or that on your desk.' It's no fun to work at a place like that.
I took a public speaking class in college and managed to make the class laugh a little bit.
In a world where irony reigns, where you have to separate, protect and laugh at anything that is honest or has an emotional charge, I bet for catharsis. I like to invest emotionally in things. And catharsis, when it touches the emotional vein, can open the doors of even those who protect themselves.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
It really does mean so much when your cast mates, who you respect so much, tell you that you made them laugh.
I was homeless for a little bit. I was on people's couches, but it was an amazing journey. I got to make people laugh all the way.
Even though my work is whimsical. I have a very serious job. I cry more than I laugh.
I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh.
I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.
What I like doing most is making children laugh.
My job has always been to entertain people. I want people to laugh.
I think I'm in the same mood as ever, but in some ways more mature. I guess you could say that, at 65, when you've seen the world shape up as I have, there are only two things you can do: laugh or kill yourself.
John le Carre
Grassroots techies - the mostly unknown people who write code and start companies that don't make the headlines - hate, loathe, and despise Microsoft. At technology conferences, it is the devil, or the guaranteed laugh line. Its products are mocked, its business practices booed.
If they weren't laughing with me, okay; if they want to laugh at me it's better than nothing.
When someone goes, 'Oh, this group is really pissed off at what you said,' there's not a piece of my body that goes, 'Sweet!' That means I did it wrong. I'm just trying to make people laugh.
Ultimately, jokes are this really special thing that we can all share. It's exciting to have basically a thousand people in a room together that can laugh at the same time, but I think of it almost as, like, a religious experience.
Why I was so intrigued with Red Skelton was because he was able to make you cry and laugh and the same time. That was power.
I want people to laugh and cry, not just sit and stare at the TV.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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