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 Jerry Zucker - “But in terms of satire and comedy,our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine.”  
 Pia Zadora - “I like to see love stories romantic comedy or romantic drama.”  
 Gene Wilder - “I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn't know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy.”  
 Max Weinberg - “I take my fun very seriously, whether it's playing the drums or acting in comedy bits. The need to be disciplined about it, and not take it lightly, and not be too casual, is something I take deeply to heart.”  
 Paul Watzlawick - “Above all, in comedy, and again and again since classical times, passages can be found in which the level of representation is interrupted by references to the spectators or to the fictive nature of the play.”  
 Tom Wopat - “I had no real specific dream, other than I really wanted to do musical comedy. Even before that, when I was a small child, I wanted to be a singer.”  
 Reese Witherspoon - “It's fun to do a comedy and hook people in and then hoodwink them into watching a serious movie. I like to lead in with the comedy and then hit them over the head with a drama.”  
 Esther Williams - “I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time.”  
 Dianne Wiest - “I had to choose, I'd be so sad. They are flip sides of the same coin. I love both comedy and drama.”  
 Sigourney Weaver - “I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.”  
 Shawn Wayans - “The studios want this from us, but it's not all we do. So the next couple of movies we have planned, we want to do just a regular, funny comedy.”  
 Rob Walton - “Comedy, at least the way I write comedy, is just drama with jokes.”  
 Christopher Walken - “Yeah, well I've always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that's really where my training is. As an actor, that's my training.”  
 Sean William Scott - “I just thought it could make a really cool movie. It's not that it's just a buddy comedy but it's all about two guys hating each other and towards the end they're good friends. I liked that these two guys were best friends from the very beginning, and they're crazy.”  
 Sean William Scott - “A lot of the stuff that I've done is just really broad comedy and the characters are not that bright. Obviously with the 'American Pie' films and 'Road Trip,' my guys were kind of dicks. These guys in 'Dukes' are good guys.”  
 Aisha Tyler - “Comedy is ugly. It's honest, it's raw.”  
 Jeffrey Tambor - “I remember going to Bob Preston's dressing room because I was losing a laugh - as you do in a long run. He said, 'Give me the script. That's where you're going off the road.' That's comedy. It's never the line itself it's in the foundation.”  
 Twyla Tharp - “Any comic is a tragic soul. Comedy is one of the things that allows one to survive. Particularly if one has been in the process of separating off the emotions, it's one place you can process them.”  
 Susan Sullivan - “I think if I have any kind of unique gift, it's more in the comedy area than it is in the dramatic area.”  
 Nicole Sullivan - “If you want to be an actor, you need to learn how to act first, even in sketch comedy.”  
 Aries Spears - “There's got to be structure and great comedy. When you start with that, everything else falls into place.”  
 Aries Spears - “Eddie Murphy was the Michael Jordan of comedy. He had a full range of abilities.”  
 Joan Severance - “I don't know why they wanted me-no one had ever seen me do any sort of comedy one way or another, so it couldn't have been that”  
 Rick Schroder - “I was never really comfortable doing comedy. Though it was good the first couple of years, there were problems, and it became a stifling experience. I was happy it ended.”  
 Bob Saget - “Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever he's a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored.”  

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