I never really thought of myself as a physical comedian. But when I was a kid I used to, you know, pretend to trip over things to make girls laugh in school and stuff like that. So I kind of learned how to fall without hurting yourself.
You play with somebody’s belief system and their religion, now you got a problem.
I like to perhaps give you a four-letter word that starts with an S ends with a T. First time in television, I’m not going to look at you when I say this because this way I can’t get busted. You don’t know who said it. The band said it. Starts with S and ends […]
The reason I became a comedian was that I loved people laughing at my jokes. To actually hear laughter is a rare thing for me. When I do the movies, I think it is funny, but I have to wait three months to hear an audience laugh.
A chuckle a day may not keep the doctor away, but it sure does make those times in life’s wanting room a little more bearable.
The whole object of comedy is to be yourself and the closer you get to that, the funnier you will be.
Comedy is the last refuge of the nonconformist mind.
Some forms of reality are so horrible we refuse to face them, unless we are trapped into it by comedy. To label any subject unfit for comedy is to admit defeat.
Younger comics who for 30 years have despised Hope as a pro-war establishment suck-up forget that he more or less invented the form they work in: the relaxed guy who strolls on and does topical observational gags about the world we live in. When he started eight decades ago, there were no “stand-ups”; it was […]
Comedy keeps the heart sweet.