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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
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.
It really does mean so much when your cast mates, who you respect so much, tell you that you made them laugh.
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.
We think of the noble object for which the professor appears tonight, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor.
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.
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.
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.
I want people to laugh and cry, not just sit and stare at the TV.
If you have a sense of irony or humour, you're usually cut down, as you're usually distorted or misinterpreted. So it does lead to us being slightly more dour and staid and predictable than would otherwise be the case, which I personally find quite frustrating - because if you don't laugh occasionally in my job, you cry most of the time.
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.
My parents always told me to be myself. I was always funny and silly as a kid. And I would always make them laugh. And they always told me to dream big and follow those dreams.
There are just things you can explore in a movie that you can't in 22 minutes with a laugh track.
I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews what nightspots I like to hit. I just don't have answers... so sometimes I make them up.
I don't talk about myself in the third person, and I laugh at people who do.
I have this weird obsession with kids and old people falling. Like, funny falls. It is awful, but it's the thing that makes me laugh the most.
If you play comedic scenes like they're really serious, then it's so much more funny than if you're going for a laugh.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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