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I married a Florentine. We bought a house, had a family, and after a decade in our little Hollywood nest, we said, 'Let's go to Tuscany.' Tell God you can't make him laugh, but the next thing I know, my cooking show has become a hit, and they're asking for more seasons, and they want it to be in the States.
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.
Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He's got 30 years on stage... there's no telling him what's funny.
If I had to put a name to it, I would wish that all my books were entertainments. I think the first thing you've got to do is grab the reader by the ear, and make him sit down and listen. Make him laugh, make him feel. We all want to be entertained at a very high level.
John le Carre
The thing I do best is laugh.
I learned to fall down early in life - I was, like, six - because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh.
Jim Norton and Harland Williams always make me laugh.
Being English, I always laugh at anything to do with the lavatory or bottoms.
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.
The joy of the roasts is to watch people get hurt and offended, and then have to laugh to pretend they're a good sport.
If you can't laugh about sex, you shouldn't be doing it.
My little boy Sonny makes me laugh all the time. He has good comedic timing.
How many straight men maintain inappropriately intimate relationships with their mothers? How many shop with them? I want a gay son. People laugh, but they assume I'm kidding. I'm not.
I think romance is a tool, comedy is a tool and drama is a tool. I really just want to tell stories that challenge the viewer, move people, make you laugh, perhaps push an idea about being open-minded but never settle on a genre or an opinion. I hate genre. I like movies that are original in their approach.
In my years of acting, the one thing I was never able to do convincingly was to laugh on camera. Fake-laugh.
I love to entertain, I love to make people laugh, cry, and move them, perhaps moving them in their lives.
It's grueling never knowing if the audience is going to think you're funny. It's soul-destroying when they don't laugh.
Sometimes laughing isn't the best judge of what's funny, 'cause I think there's a lot of things that are really funny that don't make you laugh, that don't make you physically, audibly make a noise, but is something that is much more powerful than that.
In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it's our way of saying, 'I'm unattached to that.' You're tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first.
I come from a place where everything about me, even my body language, is saying: I mean you no harm. I smile, I laugh. Basic stuff for most people.
I cry at anything remotely touching - smile at me warmly and I'm off... television also does it, everything from 'X-Factor' to cereal commercials. I cry when I am tired. I also cry when I laugh.
All great comedians make me laugh, but people make me laugh more.
Trying to make strangers laugh is crazy and more than a little narcissistic.
When I was a child, I wanted to watch things that made me laugh. It's attacking boredom, as simple as that. I was 19 when I first went to a comedy club - I wanted to do it, so I gave it a try and that was it. I found my office.
If 'Airplane!' comes on, it's like a comfort film. You can always guarantee a laugh watching that movie.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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