Quotations on Comedians

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I don't know any astronauts. There are a lot of people who say they want to be comedians.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: People, Comedians, Want)

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
(Keywords: Thought, People, Knowledge, Comedians, Importance, May)

My favorite comedians were Jimmy Durante, George Burns, senior citizens.
- Joseph Bologna
(Keywords: Comedians, Favorite)

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
(Keywords: Blame, Comedians, Will, Wrong)

That's why modern corporate movie making has become so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
- Dana Carvey
(Keywords: Comedians, Corporate)

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
(Keywords: Women, People, Comedians, Fact, Lesbian, Want, World)

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
(Keywords: People, Comedians, Satire, Trouble)

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
(Keywords: Comedians, Information)

Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians.
- Paula Danziger
(Keywords: Comedians, Famous, Name)

Performers like Tommy Cooper, who are always getting things wrong, are much more endearing than comedians who are sassy and smart.
- Adrian Edmondson
(Keywords: Comedians, Wrong)

I was up until all hours of the night, listening to stories, meeting great old comedians.
- Joely Fisher
(Keywords: Comedians, Listening, Meeting, Night, Old)

I thought comedians had to have black on their faces or red beards.
- Dorothy Gish
(Keywords: Thought, Comedians, Faces)

I feel I'm as qualified for office as any of the other comedians who are running.
- Grace Hansen
(Keywords: Comedians, Office, Running)

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
(Keywords: Change, Comedians, Will)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Comedians, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Control, Comedians, Fun, Nothing)

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
(Keywords: Work, Decision, Comedians, Temptation)

Comedians are never really on vacation because you're always at attention... that antenna is always out there.
- Bob Newhart
(Keywords: Attention, Comedians, Vacation)

I used to like writing for comedians - I enjoyed the challenge of making other people funny.
- Denis Norden
(Keywords: Funny, People, Challenge, Comedians, Writing)

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
(Keywords: Money, Comedians, Comedy, Song, Writers)

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
(Keywords: Being, Comedians, Comedy)

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
(Keywords: Animals, Comedians, Now)

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
(Keywords: Comedians, Fun, Jokes)

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

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
- Will Rogers
(Keywords: People, Comedians, Politicians)

Ever since I was a kid, I just loved those comedians on TV who would just have fun with the language.
- Alan Rudolph
(Keywords: Comedians, Fun, Language)

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
(Keywords: Love, Hope, Comedians, Drama, Want)

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
(Keywords: Mom, People, Being, Careers, Comedians, Lady)

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

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
(Keywords: Business, Talent, Actors, Comedians, Parents)

It seems like when I first started, people got into comedy because they wanted to be good comedians.
- Wanda Sykes
(Keywords: People, Comedians, Comedy, First)

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
(Keywords: Actors, Comedians, Risk, Writers)

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
(Keywords: Comedians, Film, Want, Writer)

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
(Keywords: Time, Comedians, Nothing, Want, Wrong)









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