Top 13 Black Comedy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Black Comedy Quotes from famous people such as Sinbad, Amitabh Bachchan, Jane Campion, Sharon Gless, Amanda Seales, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I’d say a lot of black comics were forced to do the black comedy circuit. I’d go into black comedy clubs and see what they’re going through, which is different because they’re almost made to be in another world.
Kaizad Gustad is quite crazy, and he has weird ideas, and ‘Boom’ is one such idea. It’s a crazy film by a crazy guy. It’s almost a satire, a black comedy.
Amitabh Bachchan
I did this Super-8 film at art school called ‘Tissues,’ this black comedy about a family whose father has been arrested for child molestation. I was absolutely thrilled by every inch of it, and would throw my projector in the back of my car and show it to anybody who would watch it.
Jane Campion
Yeah, even a black comedy. Where it’s a little eerie. I’d love to do that. But there are about three really fabulous ones on the air now and I don’t know if I can do any better than that. I’d like to sort of forge new ground.
Sharon Gless
For a lot of comics who aren’t as silly or physical but more intellectual, we get looked at as ‘alt comics.’ No, I’m still a black comic, and there are black people who want to hear my type of black comedy, but that space hasn’t been built out for us.
Amanda Seales
Stanley Kubrick went with his gut feeling: he directed ‘Dr. Strangelove’ as a black comedy. The film is routinely described as a masterpiece.
Tim Cahill
It’s a one-day story of a guy called Newton Kumar, and the backdrop is election: how the most powerful tool we have as citizens is vote but how we don’t utilise it. We really don’t give importance to it. It talks about democracy; it’s a satire, a black comedy.
Rajkummar Rao
Morvern Callar’s’ a really weird film, in a sense, where I was trying to experiment with taking things in a different direction, and it kind of half works and it half doesn’t. And I kind of felt with that film that perhaps I should have pushed it more into the realms of black comedy slightly.
Lynne Ramsay
The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
Janet Street-Porter
There are thousands of ways to make people laugh – satire, black comedy, slapstick.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Joe Carroll had a certain black comedy to him. But I think it’s lovely playing a man who, in his heart and soul, is a gentle man. And he’s wounded and complicated.
James Purefoy
My career is a black comedy of sorts. I spent a lot of time explaining myself to various different groups. But more and more, I’m finding that the desire to communicate, which all these audiences share, is a powerful thing.
G. Willow Wilson
Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark, as you know, with the lights full on. It’s the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark, and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play.
Peter Shaffer