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I want people to laugh and cry, not just sit and stare at the TV.
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.
I watch Jon Stewart because I need to laugh. Otherwise, life gets too serious. Besides that, I don't watch any news.
It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh.
Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times.
It really does mean so much when your cast mates, who you respect so much, tell you that you made them laugh.
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.
There are just things you can explore in a movie that you can't in 22 minutes with a laugh track.
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.
I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I've got a dry sense of humor.
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.
When I was, like, 15, I realized there could be a career in making people laugh - like, you could get paid to do it. That was insane to me.
It's easier to rip somebody to shreds while you're making them laugh.
The ability for us to laugh at ourselves is Britain's saving grace.
What they say about TV shows is true. You're really a family. You laugh, you fight, you get close, you know? Movies are shorter. They're over quicker. You don't form the same bonds.
I don't talk about myself in the third person, and I laugh at people who do.
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.
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.
Scream was great for what it was. For a horror film, it was intelligent, it was funny, it took a laugh at itself.
I love doing comedy - I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious.
Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her.
I don't play comedy as comedy. That would be the biggest trap. I think about the characters and their situations. Then you don't have to worry where the laugh is going to be. But comedy is harder than drama.
When you're writing these things, you're in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn't.
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.
A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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