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The audience changes every night. You're the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh.
So often, I read scripts and am like, 'This would never happen in real life. It's not trying to be funny. It's trying to be serious.'
I'd be hard-pressed to think of anybody who's made me laugh, who's funny, but who's also relentlessly positive.
I've started looking at my own father a bit funny. He assures me, though, that I really am the son of a Scottish postman.
Maybe I'm delusional but I'm usually funny. It's not 100% but I have a pretty good batting average.
Gotta stay in the gym, stay funny, stay sharp. I just love working.
I don't believe that anybody has come to a conclusion on why something is funny. It's funny because it's ridiculous and it's ridiculous for different reasons at different times.
I've never really understood that. It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow-that to me is kind of inexplicable.
This may sound funny, but I feel my most beautiful when I'm clean, fresh out of the bath. I don't have to be dressed up. I could be in comfy clothes at home hanging out with my family.
Comedians don't laugh. They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.
You gotta keep the funny intact.
It's funny, having the same name as someone. Me, Emma Watson and Emma Stone, the amount of times I've been called Emma Watson or Emma Stone is so funny. It's just 'cause we're all named Emma. None of us look alike.
When I was in high school I used to sit by myself in the cafeteria - not necessarily by choice - but I thought it was funny to talk to people that weren't there.
I'm always more motivated by the pain of a funny character than by what makes him funny.
Comedians, we're just people who whine. But we happen to be funny when we whine.
People never ask people doing serious music, 'Do you ever think about doing funny music?'
There's people out there that are like, 'Oh my God, I want to have your kid. I want to marry you.' People that I've never even met. That's sweet. It's funny.
Stealing, you'll go far in life. Actually, there is something funny about getting away with it.
And write what you love - don't feel pressured to write serious prose if what you like is to be funny.
There's been so many different types of musicals, and it's a funny genre because there's a fine line between clever and stupid. It really takes a genius to know how to do it.
I tend to play characters that I can infuse with certain kinds of humour. Even the baddest guy can be funny in his own particular way. I want the audience to engage with the character on some deeper level so that they leave the cinema still thinking about him.
Samuel L. Jackson
I mean, I - it's so funny, I am, you know, I am, you know, a working woman out in the world, but I still live with my parents half the time. I've been sort of taking this very long, stuttering period of moving out.
I don't really have funny things to say about politics. I wish I did, but I don't.
Some of the writers I admire who seem very, very funny and very emotional to me can develop a closeness with the reader without giving too much of themselves away. Lorrie Moore comes to mind, as does David Sedaris. When they write, the reader thinks that they're being trusted as a friend.
As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, that was the job I wanted.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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