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Positive Quotes about Comedians

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Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The real good comedians, like Chaplin,
would make you laugh and a second later,
- Martin Landau

It's 103 comedians, or however many it is,
and how would everyone tell it.
It's enough people of substance that it makes you think
of the people who aren't there that are alive.
- Bob Saget

It seems like when I first started, people got into
comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes

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Comedians and impressionists used to be two different
showbiz animals entirely,
but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions.
- John Podhoretz

Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them,
but they riff.
- Carl Reiner

Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention...
that antenna is always out there.
- Bob Newhart


Comedians don't laugh.
They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.
- James Lipton

The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire
is that they are essentially brash,
noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge
hammer to smash a butterfly.
- Imogene Coca

That's why modern corporate movie making has become
so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
- Dana Carvey

I mean, the death in the late eighties and early nineties
really shook out a lot of hacks.
The pond just sort of dried up for a lot of really bad comedians.
- Patton Oswalt

Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians.
- Paula Danziger

I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians.
- Ben E. King

I thought comedians had to have black on their faces or red beards.
- Dorothy Gish

Comedians still make fun of Bill's out-of-control appetites,
but with Hillary, the mockery is about how she lets
nothing be out of control.
- Rich Lowry

I believe it is important for comedians to know who came before them.
- Shelley Berman

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong,
are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
- Adrian Edmondson

I'm no way one of those comedians who want to do drama.
I really do love comedies.
I hope to go back to it.
- Molly Shannon

Comedians walk out, get a feel for the crowd.
If it's not going good, we change directions.
If we got to drag your momma into this thing,
we will.
Whatever we got to do.
- Steve Harvey

I feel I'm as qualified for office as any of the other
comedians who are running.
- Grace Hansen

Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did.
- Jimmy Durante

I don't know any astronauts.
There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians.
- Todd Barry

Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs,
but they're uncomfortable laughs.
- John Ratzenberger

The demand for standup in the eighties was created
by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create
very cheap television programming.
- Marc Maron

My favorite comedians were Jimmy Durante,
George Burns, senior citizens.
- Joseph Bologna

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents
were in the business and that I grew up around actors,
comedians and directors.
- Ben Stiller

They don't make you pay for the humor.
It's up and down, but they're trying to give you as
many laughs as possible in 2 minutes.
They are the most honest comedians ever.
- Mike Judge

Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors.
- Johann Georg Zimmermann

Ever since I was a kid, I just loved those comedians
on TV who would just have fun with the language.
- Alan Rudolph

I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that
have being doing it for so long,
for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start
becoming personal on stage.
- Patton Oswalt

Everything is changing.
People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
- Will Rogers

It seemed to me you could do anything in comics.
So I started doing my thing, which is mainly influenced by novelists,
stand-up comedians, that sort of thing.
- Harvey Pekar

I have worked with a great many comedians as opposed to comics,
although I have worked with comics as well,
I make the distinction.
- Bobby Darin

I used to like writing for comedians -
I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.
- Denis Norden

My grandfather was running Hillcrest Country Club,
and that's where a whole group of Hollywood comedians hung out.
- Leigh Steinberg

You shouldn't listen to us at all if you're looking for information.
We don't take ourselves seriously on any level;
we're just comedians.
- Stephen Colbert

I was up until all hours of the night,
listening to stories, meeting great old comedians.
- Joely Fisher

But it's fun to be something, have that,
and you don't have to be real.
It's like, comedians.
They go on and they're doing all these jokes.
I would be like that if I were more awake.
- Parker Posey

The only one that got through was Jimmy Walker,
because he plays the gas station attendant.
I mean, there's nothing wrong with it,
it's just that we were kind of purists at the time,
and we didn't want any comedians.
- David Zucker

I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world.
I know there are people who don't want to be called women comedians,
but I think it gives a path to the fact that we live
in extremely patriarchal times.
- Kate Clinton

A lot of comedians, when they have a bad gig,
will blame everything but themselves.
They'll blame the crowd, or the room was wrong,
it had a weird vibe, or the promoter promoted a weird atmosphere.
- Allan Carr

I thought they may have presumed too much knowledge
of certain things for people who are not comedians.
Like Montreal.
A comic understands what it is and its importance,
but someone else may not know about it.
- Todd Barry

My mom is two people to me.
She's my mom number one, and then she's this lady most
comedians know as being a legendary owner of a nightclub
that's responsible for starting a lot of heavy careers.
- Pauly Shore

The comedians all finished their acts with a song.
They would get a certain amount of money from the song
publishers and would use that money to pay the writers.
None of them paid very much for their comedy material,
but it all added up.
- Denis Norden

Half of the great comedians I've had in my shows and
that I paid a lot of money to and who made my customers
shriek were not only not funny to me,
but I couldn't understand why they were funny to anybody.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

It was a decision to work clean.
I just prefer to work that way.
I have no problem with comedians who don't work that way.
There was a temptation in the early '70s to reconsider.
I decided against it.
- Bob Newhart

I wanted to do - there was this film called 'Magic'
that Anthony Hopkins did.
And the director wanted me.
The writer wanted me.
Joe Levine said no, I don't want any comedians in this.
- Gene Wilder

It's also that comedians don't have the kind of narcissism that actors have.
They're writers who perform their own material.
It's more interesting.
And they're sexy because they risk more.
Stand-up comedians risk more than anyone.
- Rachel Weisz

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

I'm a comedian first.
I've learned how to act.
I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned.
I didn't take classes or anything.
I don't need no classroom.
- Steve Harvey

A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny,
his whole personage is funny.
- Bobby Darin

I'm a performer, comedian, entertainer,
writer and director.
- William Shatner

When I tell people I'm a comedian they say,
'Oh, are you funny?' I say, 'No, it's not that kind of comedy.'
- Susan Sarandon

I was considered by my peers to be a good comedian.
So that's all I ever strived to do was get some recognition from my peers.
- Ron White

You say you're a comedian, you always have to be on guard.
- Anthony Anderson

I was influenced by every comedian I ever saw work.
That's the only way you learn how to do it.
- Bob Newhart

I was stuck in the benefits of being a known comedian.
- Andrea Martin

Maybe if I could ever be a successful comedian then
I could be an example that Christians can also have fun.
- Victoria Jackson

Inside was the second LP album of a comedian's performance before an audience.
- Shelley Berman

I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up
comic and acting Shakespeare -
in fact,
unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to
be able to play Hamlet properly.
- Ian Mckellen

I didn't plan on being a comedian.
I didn't plan on getting married and I didn't plan on having kids,
but I did all those things.
- Rodney Carrington

I didn't really want to be a comedian.
- Allan Carr

Being a comedian, people tell me stuff they shouldn't tell their therapist.
- Jeff Foxworthy

The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity,
it was non-existent.
- Pat Morita

I think Flip Wilson is a brillant comedian.
- Bobby Darin

The pressure to being a comedian is being funny,
but I've given that up, so there is no pressure whatsoever.
- Gilbert Gottfried

I was an actor before becoming a comedian.
- Shelley Berman

The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh,
at a minimum of once every fifteen seconds.
- Lenny Bruce

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

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