Some Thoughts on Comedy

Getting a laugh is good. Getting the laugh is better.
Here are a few thoughts for those of us who are in regular pursuit of The Laugh.

“Comedy is infinite. Anything that reflects on life in a way that makes people laugh is comedy.” -Bill Irwin

Tragedy + Time = Comedy
Tr + Ti = Ha

“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into and open sewer and die.” -Mel Brooks

“Comedy, the interruption of expectation.” -David Solove

“If there’s one stamp you need on your comedy passport, it’s the willingness to find out where you are a little too desperate or a little too whatever and to be willing to poke fun at it.” -Helen Hunt

“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There’s a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.” -Cynthia Heimel

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” -E. B. White

“The crazy guy is funny. We love the crazy guy, of course. But we also love the sane guy having to suffer the crazy guy.” -John Cleese

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