„My favorite comedy is comedy where nothing is achieved and there is no point.“

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Conan O’Brien
US-amerikanischer Fernsehmoderator und Entertainer 1963

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„There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?“

—  Dick Cavett American talk show host 1936

Mocking the TV-violence debate, as quoted in Life, Vol. 18 (1995), p. 8 http://books.google.com/books?id=bNcxAQAAIAAJ&q=%22There's+so+much+comedy+on+television.+Does+that+cause+comedy+in+the+streets?%22&dq=%22There's+so+much+comedy+on+television.+Does+that+cause+comedy+in+the+streets?%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=I23qTvzhLsWgtwfNmJCUCg&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA

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„Great comedy is great comedy only if it has an element of truth in it.“

—  Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951

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„The secret of writing comedy is to know where it's all going, then get ahead of it.“

—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928

Henry Allen (January 4, 1979) "Life in the Laugh Factory", The Washington Post, p. B1.

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„Comedy is not pretty.“

—  Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945

Comedy album "Comedy is Not Pretty"

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„It's like in most parts of America, where there was industry and there is no longer; there is cynicism mixed with sarcasm and some optimism. That's how my background influenced my comedy.“

—  Jim Gaffigan comedian, actor, author 1966

Ben Fields (September 28, 2008) "Laugh Again with Gaffigan - Down-to-earth Gaffigan getting ready to bring 'Sexy' to the Keith", The Herald-Dispatch, p. 1.

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„I was supposed to write a romantic comedy, but my characters broke up.“

—  Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

Quelle: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

Ludwig Van Beethoven Foto
H.L. Mencken Foto

„Human life is basically a comedy.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

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1940s–present
Kontext: Human life is basically a comedy. Even its tragedies often seem comic to the spectator, and not infrequently they actually have comic touches to the victim. Happiness probably consists largely in the capacity to detect and relish them. A man who can laugh, if only at himself, is never really miserable.

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„Our comedies are not to be laughed at.“

—  Samuel Goldwyn American film producer (1879-1974). 1879 - 1974

Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It (1990), p. 38-39.
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„Comedy is easy. Intrigue is hard.“

—  John C. Wright American novelist and technical writer 1961

Quelle: Fugitives of Chaos (2006), Chapter 3, “Circuitous Acts” (p. 52)

Marty Feldman Foto

„Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.“

—  Marty Feldman British actor and comedian 1934 - 1982

The Times, June 9, 1969.

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James Thurber Foto

„Comedy has to be done en clair.“

—  James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961

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Letter, March 11, 1954, to Malcolm Cowley. Collecting Himself (1989)
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„Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.“

—  Angela Carter, buch Wise Children

Quelle: Wise Children (1991), ch. 5 (p.213).

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„Comedy is more personal than food.“

—  Jerry Seinfeld American comedian and actor 1954

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