Quotes About Comedy

Most popular Comedy quotes

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.


Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
Comedy is the last refuge of the nonconformist mind.


Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair.
Sex is identical to comedy in that it involves timing.

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Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself—with a smile.
Comedians on the stage are invariably suicidal when they get home.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.


Comedy is but tragedy, cunningly disguised and popularized for the multitude.
The greater the stress within society the stronger the comic antidote required.


Tragedy is if I cut my finger.  Comedy is if you walk into an open sewer and die.
Every time is a time for comedy in a world of tension that would languish without it.
Comedy has to be truth.  You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely.  Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.