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Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there's been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you. You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there's a certain feeling when you're sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it's just pure escapism and they're happy.
Where I came from, the idea of going into show business was just ridiculous; in fact I didn't tell anybody because I knew people would laugh at me. So I sort of snuck around and got some pictures and got a resume together and, of course, lied and said I did all kinds of things I didn't do.
In the playground, I always made people laugh; I used to charge them three pence for an impression of a teacher. It kept me in toffees.
I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus's show 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.' That made me laugh out loud. She's like Lucille Ball. She's brilliant.
Comedy is the most palliative way to make a point. People are more willing to listen if they can laugh.
I'm definitely one of those chicks who want to be in a relationship. I need somebody who can make me laugh and entertain me.
I love entertaining people and making them laugh. It's my favorite thing to do.
You can't make everybody laugh. You gotta just do what you think is funny. Just be obstreperous to everybody.
No matter how big a comedian gets, they're ultimately all just a bunch of nerds with their weird insecurities. You realize these are just the people in high school who were making people laugh.
The regular guy still relates to him and Howard is a $500 million guy now who dates a model and drives about in a limo all day. But Howard still knows how to make a plumber laugh and those guys still have him on in the morning, because he is a real talent.
If ever I want to amuse myself with an idiot, I have not far to look for one. I laugh at myself.
Frederic William Farrar
You have to give people permission to laugh. That's why they would always cut to the banana peel in the Laurel and Hardy movies.
I always, always want to make people laugh. In every situation. Even when it's inappropriate.
An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.
I would have liked it to have stayed serious and have the adventures of a family lost in space. This isn't to take anything away from Jonathan and the Robot. I watch his performance today and he still makes me laugh.
My father would invite me sweetly to come and sit on a stool at his feet, and, as I let myself trustingly down, he would gently kick the seat from under me - and laugh.
You can't substitute the act of making people laugh. It's definitely something that actors like to do.
Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights.
I've experienced plenty of times when something I think is funny doesn't do very well. And there are times when something I don't think is funny makes the audience laugh so hard.
We're just trying to make ourselves laugh. We realize critics are going to hate it, but it just makes fans like it more.
Women liked me because I made them laugh.
The thing I do best is laugh.
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
And on top of that, when we work together we have a wonderful working relationship we push each other we challenge each other we laugh 80% of the time that we are together we're very fortunate.
If you can't laugh at your own characters, or shed a tear for them, or even get angry at one of them, no one else will either.
John F. Kennedy
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