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The word 'funny' is a bit like the word 'love' - we don't have enough words to describe the many varieties.
If something is shocking without being funny it's hard to justify.
And the funny thing is, I've always been an optimist - it's practically a congenital disorder with me.
Bigots are actually funny to me in the way that people who still wear parachute pants give me a chuckle.
I never know when I am being funny, and the other way too. I don't think you can think about that. I don't think you can try to be funny. Some people are just funny.
A transposable aphorism is a malaise of the urge to be witty, or in other words, a maxim that is untroubled by the fact that the opposite of what it says is equally true so long as it appears to be funny.
I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
If you're OK with being clumsy, it's funny. But if you are super embarrassed, people are going to laugh at you.
People don't expect me to be as funny as I am.
You can't be funny unless you're tragic, and you can't be tragic unless you're funny.
When I used to watch comedians with my dad, he laid it all out for me. He wanted to be a comedian himself, and he was so funny. We'd watch stand-up on TV, and he'd tell me the subtext of what they were saying.
One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself.
I mean, sometimes... a comedian becomes an actor, and they just don't deliver, because the bottom line of comedy is to be funny, and the bottom line of acting is to be truthful, and they get that mixed up sometimes, or don't even notice that that's the thing.
But I think Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang really got that thing where, if a movie reads really funny and then has some dramatic or violent or sinister stuff in it, you can't forget that primarily it has to be even funnier than you read it or that other stuff doesn't work.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I find what I do for a living really funny. I mean, acting is kind of a hilarious thing for a grown man to call a job.
I have no idea what I'm going to say when I stand up to give a toast. But I do know that anything I say I find funny.
I used to say I wanted somebody funny and intelligent, but kindness is the most important quality in a man.
The funny thing is that I'm the girl who no one sees at the beach. Ask anyone who's traveled with me. Normally, I'm in so many layers, I look like Lawrence of Arabia!
It's funny how the hippies and the punks tried to get rid of the conservatives, but they always seem to get the upper hand in the end.
Well, I'm not afraid to say something if I think it's funny, even if it's harsh or racist.
In a funny way, nothing makes you feel more like a native of your own country than to live where nearly everyone is not.
The funny thing is that I feel close to all my characters. Deep, deep inside them all.
I don't think there's just one person for everyone. It would be very hard for me to be with a guy who was not bright or funny. And he'd have to see the absurdities of the world, not exactly as I see them necessarily.
I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I'm recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it's not as commonplace to be recognized.
I know the nature of comedy, and you never know what will happen with the next movie or whether people will find it funny.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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