Funny People Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old funny people quotes, funny people sayings, and funny people proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There's only one true superpower amongst human beings, and that is being funny. People treat you differently if you can make them laugh. Jeff Garlin
As a comedian you are making yourself vulnerable in order to make others happy. Margaret Cho
Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them, but they riff. Carl Reiner
Comedians are a much rarer and far more valuable commodity than all the gold and precious stones in the world. Groucho Marx
A joker is near akin to a buffoon; and neither of them is the least related to wit. Lord Chesterfield
The difficulty with humorists is that they will mix what they believe with what they don’t—whichever seems likelier to win an effect. John Updike
Comedians by and large are some of the most sensitive people on earth. Even if they're socially callous. Dave Chappelle
For some reason, comedians are still children. The social skills somehow never reach us, so we say exactly what we think without weighing the results. Bob Newhart
Comedians are sociologists. We're pointing out stuff that the general public doesn't even stop to think about, looking at life in slow-motion and questioning everything we see. Steven Wright
All comedians are people who really deeply consider the human experience not only a dirty trick perpetrated by a totally meaningless procedure of accidents, but an unbearable ordeal every day, which can be made tolerable only by mockery in one form or another. William Saroyan
If you're a comedian, you can change peoples lives for the better in much smaller increments - not their entire life, but for 15 minutes or a half hour. T. J. Miller
Most comedians want to be the architect of their own embarrassment. They have horrible self-esteem issues. I would rather push myself into the mud. I don't want to be pushed into the mud. I think that is probably true. I think most people struggle with self-acceptance. But comedians get a chance to self externalize. Mike Myers
Being a funny person does an awful lot of things to you. You feel that you mustn't get serious with people. They don't expect it from you, and they don't want to see it. You're not entitled to be serious, you're a clown. Fanny Brice
You never have a comedian who hasn't got a very deep strain of sadness within him or her. Every great clown has been very near to tragedy. Margaret Rutherford
I guess funny people are attracted to funny people, and then you get comedy marriages. Casey Wilson
There is definitely a pressure for funny people to be funny. People want them to perform all the time. Marsha Thomason
I always was a funny guy, the class clown. I had a very funny dad and an extremely funny grandmother. Charlie Day
A comedian's body is funny as well as his mind being funny, his whole personage is funny. Bobby Darin
Funny people don't really laugh very much. Tim Heidecker
Good comedians are great philosophers. Reggie Watts
Comedians are not usually actors, but imitations of actors. Johann Georg Zimmermann
The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level. John Krasinski
Comedians are always hitting the topical notes that are on everybody's minds. Yakov Smirnoff
Comedians talk to other comedians the way jazz musicians can talk to each other. David Steinberg
Many comedians have a dark side that lets them take a negative thing and turn it funny. Rachel Dratch
A comedian is not a person who opens a funny door - he's the person who opens a door funny. Chuck Jones
Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they're not dark and dangerous. Patton Oswalt
Comedians have a huge carte blanche and the ability to get away with saying a lot of things. Marilyn Manson
Humorists always sit at the children's table. Woody Allen
Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide. Erma Bombeck
The humorist has a good eye for the humbug; he does not always recognize the saint. W. Somerset Maugham
Being a humorist is not a voluntary thing. You can tell this because in a situation where saying a funny thing will cause a lot of trouble, a humorist will still say the funny thing. No matter how inappropriate. P. J. O'Rourke
No humorist is under any obligation to provide answers and probably if you were to delve into the literary history of humour it's probably all about not providing answers because the humorist essentially says: this is the way things are. P. J. O'Rourke
Comedians have a tendency to have a limited range, they tend to do one thing and do it very well, but it's limited. Woody Allen
Comedians can articulate some important and profound ideas that address a lot of the hypocrisy we're inundated with (in the media). Ted Alexandro
There are comedians who focus on everything that is external. They focus on politics and the news, what's going on in that city and that night. Mike Birbiglia
Comedians are thinkers. The best ones are akin to philosophers, in my opinion. Ted Alexandro
A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. Don Herold
Every comedian comes to a fork in the road where they have to decide if they're going to make jokes about other people or make jokes about themselves. I chose myself. Mike Birbiglia
Being a comedian is an incredible thing, but it can be scary sometimes. Bill Burr
A comedian needs to have his own filters, needs to know his audience, how far he can push things. Jeff Dunham
To become the best comedian, I must be well-rounded. T. J. Miller
You have to be delusional to be a comedian. Mike Birbiglia
It's really easy to be funny. You get a lot of funny people in a room, the show is funny. Jill Soloway
Comedians have the ability to feel other emotions. Bill Burr
Most comedians come from a dark past and have a lot of sadness. Molly Shannon
Great humorists are great insulters. Dick Cavett
A humorist doesn't really do that much note-taking. P. J. O'Rourke