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I used to stutter really badly. Everybody thinks it’s funny. And it’s not funny. It’s not. – Joe Biden

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The three theater peeps I would love to dine with are Mel Brooks; because he is so funny; Stephen Sondheim; because he is a god-like genius; and Ethel Merman; to compare notes on fabulous belting. – Nancy Allen

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People of my generation in Portugal fell into the magic potion of political ideas. What was very funny about this revolution was that it did not bring wealth to the Portuguese. But it brought language; ideas. You’d go to the fish market; and all the women – Maria de Medeiros

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Humor is the oxygen of children’s literature. There’s a lot of competition for children’s time; but even kids who hate to read want to read a funny book. – Sid Fleischman

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Steve Martin is one of the most intelligent; well-read human beings that I’ve ever come across. He is equally as funny off screen as he is on. But he also has a very intellectual side; and he’s a really nice human being. We actually become good friends. – Anthony LaPaglia

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Everyone who has ever met me for at least five minutes knows I’m a really funny person. I love to laugh and to make people laugh; so writing comedy comes naturally to me. – Simone Elkeles

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‘A Tuna Christmas’ is the second in a series of plays created by Joe Sears and Jaston Williams featuring the fictional town of Greater Tuna; the third-smallest town in Texas. What makes these plays so hysterically funny is the accurate portrayal of small- – Lori Wilde

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I grew up a really shy kid; but I always surrounded myself with a lot funny people. It depends on the day – if I feel like being quiet; I will be. I’m not a complete goofball; though. – Manny Montana

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The decision as to what’s funny and what is not funny shall rest solely with Mr. Freberg. – Stan Freberg

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Whether I’m writing a novel about a guy mourning the death of his father or whether I’m writing a show about people killing each other; you want to hear characters speak and be funny and witty. – Jonathan Tropper

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Some of the pictures I must say every now and then I just think are going to be funny. When it gets that much; you might as well just pull out all the stops and make it more of a burlesque. – Martin Mull

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Shakespeare wrote great plays that we’re still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were. – Leonard Maltin

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I think with ‘Chunky Rice;’ it felt novel to me to give this emo twist on these funny animals. – Craig Thompson

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Cable is a great medium. It’s something I respond to. I’m not doing sitcoms. People don’t find me funny. That’s just the way it is. – Diego Klattenhoff

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Well; I did Marlene 15 years ago and that’s in the style. It’s somehow similar and not similar because Marlene was much more aggressive; funny and sad. – Maximilian Schell

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You can be funny and say what you mean; these ideas are not mutually exclusive. Some of the best jokes came from people who meant it. See: Pryor; Bruce; Carlin; etc. – Hari Kondabolu

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People are often surprised that I am so upbeat. I’m always hearing; ‘You’re so light and funny; and your books are so dark and twisted.’ There’s a dichotomy. I like books that are dark and creepy. I don’t control it – it’s just what I gravitate toward. – John Searles

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I like to tell kids that I started thinking about stories when I first started reading stuff like Dr. Seuss and ‘Go; Dog. Go!;’ thinking; ‘Oh yeah; that’s funny. I’d like to do that.’ And then writing throughout school; but at the same time I was studying – Jon Scieszka

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A film that I love is ‘Raising Arizona’ and that’s funny but it’s quite indie and weird and odd and quirky. I’d love to do something like that. Who knows? – Stephen Moyer

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It was a long time ago: ‘Angela’s Ashes’ by Frank McCourt. It was a great story that was lasting; and I loved it so much. I also love Nora Ephron. I gobble up everything she writes. Also; I love Anthony Bourdain; very irreverent and funny. – Isabel Gillies

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Since the 1980s; I’ve been known more for my TV work; I used to host ‘Live at Jongleurs’ and of course ‘Grumpy Old Men;’ and so it’s really all come from there. It’s been a funny career really; there are people that know me now as a TV person; a comedian; – Rick Wakeman

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I can count on one hand the people who are legendary in my book; and Tom Waits is certainly right at the top. It’s funny; though: When I tell people that I like Tom’s music; it surprises them. – Steve Vai

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Your funny gets developed pretty early on. Comedy requires that you understand as much as possible about the viewpoints of all people and everything that’s going on around you. It genuinely requires a true point of view; a real sense of your own view of t – Elizabeth Banks

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I’ve been called funny. I assume my wife thinks I’m funny. But generally; if you bumped into me and said hello; I would say hello back; politely. And that would be it. – Robert Webb

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Discovering Samuel Beckett in college was a big deal for me. I realized you could be very funny and very dark at the same time. – Billy Collins

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I’ve been funny my whole life. This is a gift God gave me. – Tracy Morgan

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There are just so many funny kids and teenagers. They’re just not aware of how funny they are. – Vanessa Bayer

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Wine is similar to music in that it’s a purely experiential realm; and it’s a purely subjective practice. That’s sort of the funny thing about wine criticism or; for that matter; music criticism. At times; those are useful guides; but ultimately it’s all – Mike D

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Now the point of comedy is not just looking funny; it’s use of language. We have at our disposal a great language… and the imaginative; creative use of that language can be at the service of humour. – Barry Humphries

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Movies don’t look hard; but figuring it out; getting the shape of it; getting everybody’s character right and having it be funny; make sense and be romantic; it’s creating a puzzle. Yes; having been a writer for so long; I have an awareness of when things – Nancy Meyers

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But Wall Street people are in fact very smart; they’re funny; they’re not company men who work their way up the chain. – Paul Krugman

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I watch ‘The Bachelor’. It’s one of those things where I always think if it didn’t exist and it was on ‘SNL;’ we would think it would be a ridiculous; funny idea. But it actually exists… It’s a glorious train wreck that I love to watch. – Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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I’ve never set out to write a funny movie or be a funny comedian as a woman. I am a woman. I don’t really have a choice in the matter. My goal is just to be funny. – Maya Rudolph

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I don’t really approach stories to make them different from other stuff I’ve seen; I just try to get into the character; into his or her head. Try to make it as funny; as scary or as wild as I can so that I really like it. – Sam Raimi

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I think it’s a comedian’s job to make everything funny. Nothing is off-limits. – Donald Glover

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I was greatly influenced by ‘The Goons’ and ‘Monty Python’ reconstituting what comedy was – it could come from a funny word; not just a set up and a pay-off. I liked the zaniness; they were satirical; slightly saucy and very literary in their references. – Sanjeev Bhaskar

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Podcasts feature comedians being as funny as they can be in a non-censored situation. It’s really akin to standup in a way. When you go see a comedian in standup; that is the most pure; unadulterated form of their art. – Scott Aukerman

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Yes; I believe blue material is funny; but if that’s all you’ve got; you’re dead in the water. It’s not good. – Howard Stern

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I don’t know if I was a funny kid. I would say I was a loud and weird kid. – Will Forte

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Le Corbusier is an outstanding writer. His ideas achieved their impact in large measure because he could write so convincingly. His style is utterly clear; brusque; funny and polemical in the best way. – Alain de Botton

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Life is funny and it is interesting how we make it as serious as possible. – Elisha Cuthbert

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I’m doin’ something different. I mean; I talk a little bit about race and interracial dating; but it’s not the heart of my act. I just try to do what I think is funny; there’s no huge message or through line. – Hannibal Buress

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It’s a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can’t begin to understand the question. For me; the discipline is turning off the computer and leaving my desk to do something else. – Barbara Kingsolver

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Some lucky people can be funny without half trying because they actually look funny; because acting funny is in their bones – fun as funny; not funny as crude slapstick. – F. Sionil Jose

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You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time; you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level. – John Krasinski

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I know I can’t play funny roles in movies. I tried; and it didn’t work. – Sylvester Stallone

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Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you’re different in a society; you’re funny. – Will Eisner

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I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren’t funny. – Brendan Fraser

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It sounds funny; but I always try to keep an open mind about what I’m writing about. Sometimes I squeak my opinions in there; but generally I don’t. I try to be objective about things that I’m writing about. – John Mellencamp

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It’s really irritating. Even people who like my work sometimes come up to me and say; ‘I usually don’t like female comedians; but your material is great!’ It makes the job prospect more daunting. Funny is funny; you know? – Chelsea Peretti

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