Top 375 Laughing Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Laughing Quotes from famous people such as Bil Keane, Rylan Clark-Neal, Simon Cowell, Phyllis Diller, Ardal O’Hanlon, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Jesus must have had a sense of humor. I like to think o

Jesus must have had a sense of humor. I like to think of Him as a guy who got people to listen to Him by leaving them laughing and chuckling with one another.
Bil Keane
Louis is Louis Walsh, if he don’t work again, he’s laughing. So are generations of Louis Walsh to come.
Rylan Clark-Neal
Anything I shouldn’t laugh at makes me laugh. I mean, I’m bad at that, when somebody is singing something terribly and I’m thinking to myself, ‘If I laugh now, this is the absolute worst thing I could ever do,’ and then I start laughing and I can’t stop.
Simon Cowell
My father used to call me the laughing hyena.
Phyllis Diller
The big turning point for me was a school debate in sixth year when, against all odds and to everybody’s surprise, I put myself forward… I wrote this funny speech and was determined to do my own thing, and it wasn’t on topic and people were laughing a lot. I really can’t describe how wonderful an experience it was.
Ardal O’Hanlon
Looking back, I remember my family laughing a lot. We were never the kind of people that dwelled on hard times. My family laughs when things are tough. Growing up like that, I got used to making jokes about things that were difficult. So when I started doing stand-up, that’s what I went towards.
Cristela Alonzo
Believe me, when I saw ‘Family Guy’ do the bit on ‘Africa,’ I howled laughing.
Steve Lukather
I really love laughing.
Maya Rudolph
All I do is have fun. When I’m not working, it’s about making people laugh. I love making jokes about things. Even when someone’s mad at me, I’ll deflect anger with humor. My days are filled with laughter. If I’m not laughing, I’m not happy.
Drew Fuller
Sometimes I wake up laughing when I have a great dream. And sometimes I have nightmares – and I hate them.
Mariah Carey
The hardest thing for me is not to keep laughing. Jennifer particularly is like a clown.
Victor Garber
Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.
Octavia E. Butler
I’ve grown up in the film industry and I’ve been watching them, analyzing them, laughing at them, totally understanding them and getting their point of view, and, at times, taking up for them. So I’m part of it and it’s part of me.
Zoya Akhtar
And people are intrigued if I really am as grumpy in real life. People feel a bit let down if I’m laughing or smiling.
Jack Dee
I have big friends who won’t go swimming because they’re too embarrassed about it. I feel that’s such a shame, because actually people should be encouraging fat people who are exercising to do it, not pointing and laughing.
Jo Brand
Relaxing, experiencing nature and laughing are what rejuvenate me and make me feel happy. I believe that when I feel happy, that’s when I look beautiful… I make a point of laughing out loud every single day.
Sui He
When I told people that I wanted to grow up to be a tennis player, they laughed at me. My dad has always been supportive, but he was laughing, too.
Frances Tiafoe
When I started playing all the players were trying to sell the game of snooker. Nowadays the prize money is so great, competing in tournaments is no laughing matter.
John Virgo
Every barbershop has a guy who wrecks shop every time he comes in. He has the whole barbershop laughing. That doesn’t mean he’s a comedian.
Charlie Murphy
Laughing is also good for your respiratory system.
Allen Klein
I’m such a comedy fan that I just love laughing and so admire comedians who have brought me joy.
Miranda Hart
If you get somebody laughing – and then stick in a point about something important – they’ll remember it.
Teri Garr
I love to have a dinner party. I love to have people over. I like the feeling it creates in my home – having guests laughing and telling their stories – and I put a lot of thought into it. I plan my menu kind of depending on whatever mood I’m in.
Katie Lee
Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.
Steve Carell
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
The police who did our training said ‘Happy Valley’ is one of the only police programmes they can watch and not burst out laughing, saying, ‘As if you’d do that.’ They think it’s really authentic.
Katherine Kelly
I think that when you are on a four-inch balance beam, you don’t care about laughing or smiling or waving to the crowd because you’re going to be down in a second.
Nadia Comaneci
I have fun out there on the court, smiling, laughing, trying to have good demeanor.
Stephen Curry
Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas.
Clarence Darrow
You can’t hate the person next to you when you’re laughing and dancing together.
Jon Batiste
I’ve laughed, and I’ve cried. Laughing has got it over crying.
Glen Campbell
Even though I'm laughing all the time, I'm watching all

Even though I’m laughing all the time, I’m watching all the time. I was observant and I got to learn people easy like that. So, I learn people good.
Fivio Foreign
Laughing makes everything easier.
Carmen Electra
I spend 70% of my time laughing. I don’t walk around all dark. I might take my photos like that because I’m not a clown. But I’m a really soft, feminine, gentle, normal guy.
Tricky
Believe it or not, I make myself laugh. Sometimes when I have thoughts or say some things that are funny, it just makes me laugh, and I don’t mind laughing at it before you guys do.
Kevin Hart
In reality, I laugh a lot. In fact, if someone cries in front of me, I cant help myself and I often start laughing.
Rashami Desai
Initially, it took me time to realise that I am sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan. But when I started working with him, a lot of times I would end up laughing in a scene.
Mithila Palkar
In the past there were people who were not rich but contented with their living style, laughing and happy all day. But when the new rich people appear, people look at them and ask, ‘why don’t I have a life like that too, a beautiful house, car and garden,’ and they abandon their values.
Thich Nhat Hanh
I think no matter where you’re from, you’re going to be laughing about stuff going on around you.
Limmy
I was dyslexic – was, still am – ’cause I would see words that weren’t there. And people just started laughing, and I thought, well, this is a good way to make a living. I’ll just go downtown to read and have people laugh, you know?
Tim Conway
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Jane Austen
Laughing is, like, my favorite thing to do.
Agyness Deyn
Optimism isn’t funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It’s exaggeration.
Steve Toltz
You have to laugh at yourself. I do a lot of humor about all ethnicities that are at the show – Latinos, Asians, Indians… What I say is, ‘We’re laughing together. I’m laughing with you, not at you.’ Never say, ‘Oh, I’m better than you.’
Maz Jobrani
When I meet a girl, I just sort of do really over-exaggerated terrible dance moves… a lot of hip movements. I get them laughing, and get them to feel pity for me, and then they like me!
Nicholas D’Agosto
LOL is rarely OL, or even really L. A real out-loud laugh – not the forced social variety, which is closer to barking than laughing – is uncommon among adults.
Mary Roach
I like the stage lights to be bright so I can’t see people because I will inevitably only see the ones who aren’t laughing.
Michael McIntyre
I don’t think one should be comfortable standing on a stage with people applauding and laughing at every stupid thing you say.
Joaquin Phoenix
I laugh every day. There are days when my laughs are pretty hollow. Dust comes out of your mouth, and your bones make a funny sound. But I’m laughing.
James L. Brooks
I remember dawn coming up over the Strait of Malacca; ragamuffin kids on the dock in Sumatra laughing as they pelted us with bananas; collecting dead flying fish off the deck and bringing them to our sweet, fat, toothless Danish cook to fry up for breakfast.
Christopher Buckley
It’s a little like casting out hundreds of fishing lines into the audience. You start getting little bites, then more, then you hook a few, then more. Then you can start reeling them in and that’s a loveliest feeling – the whole audience laughing with you.
Jim Dale
Humor’s always been the problem of my work, hasn’t it? When working, I feel satisfied when I surprise myself. And when I surprise myself, I wind up laughing.
Kara Walker
The thing about having a very young audience in the theatre is that sometimes they laugh at the bullying scenes. It’s really interesting, what that means. It still confuses me slightly, you know; someone’s getting quite brutally bullied on stage and people are laughing. I think it’s very hard being young.
Jack Thorne
There’s just nothing funnier or crazier than that – doing your Broadway debut as Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man’ the musical. It was, like, the last thing I could have ever possibly imagined happening. I mean, I would tell people I was playing Spider-Man, and people would just break out laughing because it was so ridiculous!
Jake Epstein
My problem starts when I see that in a situation when the girl is telling her feeling, say crying or laughing, the song is sung by a male singer.
Neeti Mohan
You know when you tell a self-deprecating story at a dinner party, everyone’s laughing along with you? But then when someone else repeats that same story at another dinner party you feel they’re all laughing at you?
Toby Young
No matter what hyenas sound like, they are not actually laughing.
Bob Newhart
There was a boy in my building who was my best friend when I was growing up. There was also a mysterious person on my corner who we called the Laughing Man.
Rebecca Stead
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
Your timeless self does not age and has no fear of the future. Contemplate your physical self and all its possessions, and practice laughing peacefully at it all.
Wayne Dyer
Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part in my life. I get excited about the things that inspire me. I also believe in laughing and having a good time.
Dwayne Johnson
It’s hard when you’re not a native speaker, because everyone’s laughing, and you’re like, ‘What was that? Can you tell me again?’
Sibel Kekilli
I have this recurring nightmare where I'm giving a spee

I have this recurring nightmare where I’m giving a speech in front of my old high school classmates, and they start laughing at me, and I look down and realize I’m naked. And a shark.
Dustin Milligan
There’s a connection when people are dancing, laughing, and singing, and that definitely happens with ‘Head Over Boots.’
Jon Pardi
Comedy is a downward slicing sword sometimes, looking down and laughing at people.
Richard Herring
My dad has a dry, deadpan sense of humor, and my mom has an unexpected, wacky take on things. They really encouraged laughing at ourselves and the weirdness of situations that come up growing up in politics.
Kristin Gore
I really like writing television, and I like the collaborative writers room feeling. It’s ten people, and you’re together every day laughing your heads off.
Jill Soloway
Dominic Sherwood would always tell me a joke right before it was my take or my close up. He’d say a funny joke, and I couldn’t stop laughing, even after they said, ‘Action.’
Emeraude Toubia
In fact, I get angry when people laugh at me. I go to the airport and the ground hostess starts laughing at me when she sees me. I get irritated and ask them if I just did some comedy for them to laugh like that. But then I apologise because I know they must have remembered some movie scene that I did.
Johnny Lever
It’s so important, people laughing.
Chevy Chase
I was fooling everyone by surrounding myself with funny people. But then I put myself out there – writing my own sketches, going on stage with nobody surrounding me – and for some reason people were still laughing.
Carly Craig
I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced.
Cesar Romero
My job is trying to make people laugh. A room full of people laughing forget their worries, their issues, that’s why I find it so joyful.
John Bishop
It’s so clear cut with a comedian – you have that reflex action, whereby you laugh or you don’t. And so you either love us or you simply cannot see why people are laughing.
Jimmy Carr
For some reason, people value being scared less than they value laughing.
Jason Blum
I really do prioritise humour in people. It’s a sign of intelligence. One of the most important things I heard that moulded me was Derek and Clive. That sense of release when I heard them for the first time, crying and laughing, was akin to seeing Sonic Youth for the first time.
Roisin Murphy
When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing one another.
Alan Alda
Every comedian feels out an audience. As you’re telling jokes, if they’re not laughing at this, you change the subject.
Jackie Mason
Things from real life are the things that get people laughing.
Bill Cosby
My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do.
Anne Stevenson
When I see people laughing at my jokes, I feel so special. It is much more important than the fame I have achieved.
Bharti Singh
I’ll always come back to comedy. Doing drama can feel satisfying, but day to day, it’s just not as fun as laughing.
Reid Scott
Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.
James Broughton
I’m very sensitive – I’ll cry during every movie or commercial – but when it comes to my own feelings, I don’t really think about them that much unless I’m making music. Otherwise, I’m either checked out or laughing because that’s how I do regular stuff. I have a hard time talking about my feelings.
Perfume Genius
I don’t leave a room unless I leave a smile. I want to leave them laughing.
Jenifer Lewis
Sometimes, I see the guys driving and they don’t even look at the rim, they just dribble out so it’s as good as a block or even better because I’m kind of laughing when I see that. That’s what it’s about.
Rudy Gobert
I should prefer to die laughing, and, on more than one occasion, thought I might.
Joseph Epstein
When I started on the London circuit in 1989, nationwide there were about 150 to 200 people that were what you could call alternative comedians – that weren’t club comics. Now, last year when the Laughing Horse chain of clubs held a new acts competition, a thousand people entered. So, there are 800 people more.
Stewart Lee
I start laughing every time because the media talks to me like I’m finishing my career and I only have one year left and time is running out.
Caroline Wozniacki
I much prefer doing comedy. I get a little paranoid when the audience is not laughing.
Vicki Lawrence
When the response to comedy becomes cheering instead of laughing, that is so irritating. It’s the worst.
Paul F. Tompkins
And there is no finer moment, when I sit in a screening, and the parents and the kids are all laughing at the same gag.
Genndy Tartakovsky
I like discovering stories where I’m laughing and I’m learning. It’s like, ‘How was I never taught that in school?’
Derek Waters
I remember laughing so hard as a kid.

I remember laughing so hard as a kid.
Claire Messud
I used to watch all these great fat women in the audience laughing at the comic, and I would think how wonderful it would be to be that man. He was surrounded by pretty girls, he obviously got more money than anyone else, and everyone loved him.
Benny Hill
When I was young and it was someone’s birthday, I didn’t have the money to buy nice presents so I would take my mom’s camera and make a movie parody for whoever’s birthday it was. When I’d show it them, they’d die laughing. That reaction was a high for me, and I loved that feeling.
David Henrie
I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though since I knew it wouldn’t be seen on film – so of course while the poor planet is being blown up I’m smiling and laughing like mad!
David Prowse
Just because you’re laughing, it doesn’t mean the audience will, necessarily.
Jon Tenney
One of the greatest compliments you can ever get is when you make fun of a certain sect of people and they are laughing the hardest. When we did ‘Men on Film’ on ‘In Living Color,’ gay men wrote in how much they loved it.
Marlon Wayans
Sometimes there’s one person in the audience laughing hysterically, and it’s so much fun. You end up playing the entire play to them.
Lorraine Bracco
I make sure I’m smiling every day, I’m laughing every day, no matter how sore or achy I am or whatever.
Booker T
I’m not this callous clown walking around laughing at life all the time. I’ve had some serious, serious problems in my life. But I’ve come out with a smile.
John Lydon
I like being funny; I like laughing with people.
Kyle
Heart disease is no laughing matter. After my father suffered a massive heart attack, I realized just how serious heart disease can be.
Cheryl Hines
My very first memory of being alive is being tossed in the air by my father and laughing and knowing, really knowing, that his was absolute joy.
Eileen Atkins
Dylan Moran, my favourite comedian, was walking down the street in Edinburgh. I nearly got run over as I sprinted up to him to tell him I was his biggest fan. His stand-up comedy gives me a stitch from laughing.
Lady Amelia Windsor
I’m going to go on just living and laughing and loving.
Billy Crystal
I’m usually the person laughing to myself on the tube.
Rosie Jones
I get easily distracted and become a bit of a giddy giggler. I’m not good at taking myself seriously, and laughing at myself helps ease the pressure.
Maxine Peake
One thing I hate in ethnic comedy is giving the audience the opportunity to laugh in a racist way at a thing. A lot of times dwarf comedians will do that, Arab comics, and gay comics will do it; everyone is laughing, but they’re not laughing at the joke, they’re laughing at this crazy character.
Ari Shaffir
As a comedian, I don’t know if they’re laughing because it’s funny or if they’re laughing at me because I’m not funny. And I’m thinking, ‘Who cares? They’re laughing.’ If you go on stage, and they’re laughing at you full-on for 60 minutes? You know, whatever puts them in the seats.
Larry the Cable Guy
If I’m watching a heavy drama and there’s no moment of people laughing, I always think that’s not realistic.
Brett Goldstein
If you ain’t laughing, you ain’t living, baby.
Carlos Mencia
When you’re really laughing, you feel like a little kid, and nothing matters.
Julian Barratt
I always have been a guy that’s always smiling, always laughing.
Chris Harris, Jr.
I decided I’d try my hand as a stand-up comedian, as I loved making people laugh, and appeared at the Latitude Festival, won the 2007 Laughing Horse New Act of the Year, and was a nominee for winner of the 2007 So You Think You’re Funny competition.
Daniel Rigby
‘Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides left me both moved and, at times, laughing out loud in delight.
Kim Edwards
There used to be such a thing as a sick joke, or laughing at misfortune, because comedy and laughter are a way of coping. And there is a kind of cruelty to it, but you can separate finding something horrible funny, and what you really think of it.
Limmy
Sarah Silverman. She’s the reason I do comedy. Her DNC speech was my favorite thing I ever heard. Sitting down with her and laughing would be incredible.
Nikki Glaser
People make a lot of jokes about the empty nest. Let me tell you, it is no laughing matter. It is really hard.
Michelle Pfeiffer
The goal is to have to do the shot again because the camera guy shook a little bit as he was laughing. Without that happening, I’m not happy because there’s nothing better for me than a world that everybody’s just trying to make each other laugh.
Matthew Perry
Sinatra invited me once to his birthday party in L.A. I was young, and I felt great about it. But when I got there, the Rat Pack were all in the kitchen laughing their heads off.
Tony Bennett
There’s a darkness under ‘The Hangover’ because ultimately there’s a missing person and it’s not really that funny. There’s a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in ‘Old School.’
Todd Phillips
In those of us who have the mysterious ability to amuse others, it is usually the case that even before we were aware of our own abilities, we had become practiced at laughing more than other children in our social circle.
Steve Allen
When 'Carmen' premiered in 1875, it was panned by the c

When ‘Carmen’ premiered in 1875, it was panned by the critics. It survived 45 performances. It was called a musical and moral outrage. After Bizet died, at age 37, ‘Carmen’ became wildly popular. If you believe in your creation, and the rest of the world is laughing or yelling ‘Boo,’ don’t give up.
Karen DeCrow
I find myself laughing at a lot of things, from slapstick to dark humor. I’m pretty much all over the place.
Jim Breuer
Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.
Konrad Lorenz
I enjoy stand-up because it has the biggest reward: instant gratification. You can hear the people laughing.
Wanda Sykes
I think any spiritual experience that’s worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, ‘If you’re not laughing, then you’re not getting it.’
David O. Russell
Laughing is a medicine. It releases this amazing stuff.
Melissa Etheridge
When I’m in New York, I have a wonderful hair and makeup team. We’ve just been laughing all day today. In work, I believe that you really need to choose people that you get along with because work is life, so you may as well enjoy your time. I’m lucky. I have great people around me, and we laugh all day.
Carrie Ann Inaba
I have a sick sense of humor. Like, I’m always laughing at my own pain.
Tierra Whack
I love making people laugh. And I love laughing.
Kevin Hart
When my agent told me I had an audition for ‘Friar Tuck,’ I burst out laughing. It actually brought a bit of sunshine to my day. I was thinking: fat suit. I was thinking: shaving my head. It was so outlandish, such a crazy idea.
David Harewood
I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing; my kids, too.
Sylvia Earle
I believe comedy is a really good lens to filter serious issues through. If people are laughing, they don’t necessarily realize until they stop laughing that they just took something in that’s going to start a conversation.
Kenya Barris
There are really two types of laughter on the part of the spectator. There is the laughter of recognition – which means seeing things you’re familiar with and laughing at yourself. But there’s also hysterical laughter – a way of dealing with the things we see that upset us.
Michael Haneke
I think stutterers are funny. And I know it’s rude and politically incorrect to laugh at stutterers. But I think it is okay because I know why they’re funny. They make people nervous. People think, when on earth are they going to get the word out, so they start laughing out of their own nervousness.
James Earl Jones
Standup comedy was my weird hobby. I would drag my poor parents out to the only open mics that were in coffee shops instead of bars. I’d get up and go, ‘Hi, I’m 17, and I have jokes about matriculation!’ At the time I was like, ‘Why is no one laughing?’
Alexandra Petri
I did Christmas plays at school, but they banned me because I was messing about. And I was like, ‘Ah, why?’ Because I was getting attention, everyone was laughing at me and I was loving it, I thought, ‘This feels good!’
Barry Keoghan
There are a lot of veterans out there who would not think their wounds would be the source of poor jokes in bad taste to a hysterically laughing audience.
Dan Crenshaw
I don’t want to be with someone boring because I’m always laughing. I like to play jokes on people and be sarcastic.
Ashley Benson
Tosh.0′ – I consider it my ab workout from laughing so hard.
Jeannie Mai
There’s nothing cooler than going to work and hanging around with your friends and laughing, because it’s something that you get told off for throughout your entire time at school… it’s just like a big ‘in your face’ to those bully teachers that you had when you were a kid.
Taika Waititi
A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?
Bob Hope
‘The Little Rascals’ was set against the background of the Great Depression: the characters were living in poverty. It’s just that it wasn’t focused on it. It was focused on what makes childhood universal. We’re all laughing at kids because we see ourselves in them; we remember our childhood.
Sean Baker
We’ve seen black holes, which is already wonderful. We also expect to see the merger of neutron stars, and that was a thing that actually gave this field a certain credibility when it was discovered that there were pairs of neutron stars in our galaxy, and people stopped laughing at us when that was found out.
Rainer Weiss
One day, we were doing a serious scene and fast talking like we do and we could not stop laughing and the director had to stop the production. We had to go to our trailer and calm down and do it all again.
Victor Garber
I say now, if I’m not laughing a whole lot on the first date, you’re pretty much not going to get a second one, I can tell you that. It’s all about the laughter and a good time for me.
Gina Neely
I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.
Carlos Santana
A great pickup line is one I don’t even notice. It has me connecting with you, laughing, having a good time. And that definitely gets my attention.
Jennifer Morrison
Directing is a whole series of things that would be awkward socially. But I love that. I love actors. Talking with them, touching, laughing, crying.
Justin Kurzel
Daddy was hilarious. He could take the most mundane event and tell it so that we all on the floor laughing. He trained me in the joys of humor.
Karen DeCrow
Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.
Langston Hughes
I get verbal diarrhea in the writers’ room. I just tell everyone a million anecdotes and stories and craziness, and we all double up on the floor laughing.
Jill Kargman
I even get tired performing standup, which is normally

I even get tired performing standup, which is normally a low-impact exercise in futility but looks hard the way I do it. That’s why I take a lot of breaks, often stopping in the middle of a joke to catch my breath, or blame the crowd for not laughing before the punchline.
Andy Kindler
I’ve done a lot of drama, and as a lifestyle, going to work and laughing every day is just great. It’s great for your mental health, and it’s great for setting up a nice year.
Rose McIver
My most annoying habit is laughing all the time. I can’t stop giggling. I do it because I’m nervous.
Kelly Brook
I’ve never once heard my mum shout and she’s 83 now. She’s incredible. She’s very, very happy, slightly eccentric but loves laughing, which I do too.
Carol Vorderman
I had a director who told me a story about a fan who had commented on how nice it was to see her sister laughing and how happy the show made her. I like to make people happy and make them laugh.
Will Estes
As I ran out of grandparents at the age of 16, the only time I ever see old folk is when I’m over-taking them on a motorway, they’re in my audience laughing at filth, or in any park.
Sarah Millican
I love partying and I love laughing.
Bert Kreischer
Just laughing a lot would be the most important thing in a relationship to me. And a smattering of trust. A dollop of laughter – and an icing of trust.
Rachael Stirling
One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself.
Penelope Cruz
I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine being an American icon! It would be pretty difficult to look at your face in the mirror and think of yourself as that without laughing and spitting toothpaste all over!
Jane Pauley
When I’m writing the book I’m laughing at just how overblown the characters seemed. How full of himself he seems. But I didn’t get far enough in the series to really drive the joke of it home.
Jhonen Vasquez
I did a fantastic emotional film, ‘Autograph.’ But the audiences rejected me in it. They like to see me laughing and fighting.
Ravi Teja
I just love watching ‘Andaz Apna Apna.’ Every single time, I end up laughing so much that my jaws start hurting.
Huma Qureshi
I guess telling stories is an art. I never looked at it that way. I just started talking, and everyone started laughing. So I kept talking, and they kept laughing.
Art Donovan
The way I approach my insecurities is by making sure I’m the first person laughing at myself.
Simone Giertz
If you examine any aspect of the human condition long enough, you really do have to start laughing at it. Because the business of being human is kind of ridiculous.
Justin Simien
I went to Montreal. My first gig went very badly. They just weren’t laughing at anything. I found out they were a load of Christians, and it was a gig to raise money for a new church roof.
Allan Carr
There’s nothing like the buzz of live theater. You put it out there and receive an instant reaction: laughing, crying, yelling, applauding.
Samantha Barks
Seeing all the people smiling and laughing and clapping for me… it’s such a wonderful feeling.
Anthony Gonzalez
When I’m at home creating music, I usually wind up laughing. It’s always, like, funny – like, what the hell did I just write?
Thundercat
My favourite chant is ‘you’re just a fat Eddie Murphy.’ When I heard that I could not stop laughing. I would prefer a ‘muscular Eddie Murphy.’
Adebayo Akinfenwa
I grew up on Laurel and Hardy. I’m aware from my own experience that comedy has got quite a fierce sell-by date, but that doesn’t seem to apply to them; they made films I can remember laughing at when I was five that I’d still happily watch today.
Frank Skinner
As comedians, we are all laughing because life is so horrible. Life is so difficult, and I cope with it by making jokes about absolutely everything.
Joan Rivers
Newfoundlanders, what are we? We’re slobbering idiots, slack-jawed simpletons, rustic fish billies living in Dogpatch-on-the-rocks, lower than lower Slobovians, the laughing stock and ‘white trash’ of Canada.
Ray Guy
History is filled with weird but true stories of social contagion – from dancing manias in the Middle Ages to nuns pretending to be cats in the 19th century to laughing epidemics of Tanzanian school girls in the 1960s.
Susannah Cahalan
There are times when I cry. I’ll sit in the chair and feel the depression, let it seethe. Then it starts to go away, and I find myself laughing, saying, ‘Well, that was dramatic.’
Valerie Harper
I will never apologise for laughing at life and enjoying football.
Bruce Grobbelaar
I did ride a bike on the streets of Manhattan with four-and-a-half inch heels. Is that fun… or a death wish? You tell me. I was in severe pain, and everyone was laughing at me. That was great. I like when people laugh at me when I’m in pain.
Miriam Shor
Even as a kid, I’d have a recorder, and I’d lean it up against a TV and record ‘I Love Lucy.’ I loved hearing the audience laughing. It was really exciting to me.
Randall Park
I like jokes where people don’t stop laughing.
Michael McIntyre
Laughing together is as close as you can get to a hug without touching.
Gina Barreca
An artist shouldn't be judged by how many people like h

An artist shouldn’t be judged by how many people like his art but by how pure and good it is – but I think that when you’re telling jokes, which is more what I’m doing, if people aren’t laughing, you’re telling bad jokes.
Randall Munroe
I like guys who are honest and funny. Looks come and go; I want to be 65 years old and laughing with my husband.
Jessica Lowndes
Being Asian where you’re supposed to be more quiet and softer and I was always getting reprimanded for laughing to loud or speaking to loudly.
Kelly Hu
I don’t mind a crowd’s not laughing; it’s the groans that slow down the show.
Dave Attell
I think the most beautiful sound is a child laughing.
David Thewlis
Judge of a jest when you have done laughing.
Robert Lloyd
I was able to get along with everybody. I really enjoyed all of those guys. They were unique in their own ways, and I think that’s what made the sport fun. We had a great time laughing and having fun.
Lee Haney
The people who like my work, I know that I can’t trick them into laughing someplace where there is not a genuine reason to laugh.
Takashi Miike
Music and the blues, they have taught me a lot. I think in this book, ‘Book Of Hours,’ there is this blues sensibility. There are moments of humor even in the sorrow, and I’m really interested in the way that the blues have that tragic-comic view of life – what Langston Hughes called ‘laughing to keep from crying.’
Kevin Young
There’s no better sight than when I look out from the speaker’s rostrum and see a group of Republicans and Democrats who sit in a couple of rows together, laughing together. It is just – it sounds a little silly – but it’s just an amazing, great sight.
Sara Gideon
If you are in a movie theater, you can look two people down and they are laughing while you are laughing or you can look three people down and they love that song that you love. It is living proof that you are not alone.
Stephen Chbosky
An audience not laughing is nothing when your husband’s just told you he doesn’t love you any more.
Sarah Millican
People see me laughing and telling jokes, but they had no idea after the show was over, I had no joy in my life, in my heart.
Steve Harvey
My favorite part on ‘Energy Fields,’ at the end of the track is a little girl laughing, and to me, it’s a child watching the world, her friends, and so-called grownup people, and the way they try to understand the world.
Dave Davies
When you have an entire amphitheatre of people laughing that way, it makes you feel so funny and it frees you to go further than you probably would.
Kelly Ripa
The song ‘Laughing Down Crying’ is not a typical Daryl song.
Daryl Hall
The only kind of love worth having is the kind that goes on living and laughing and fighting and loving.
Dalton Trumbo
When I visited my family in Virginia, I tracked down my seventh-grade best friend and sat in TGI Fridays near a mall for hours, laughing while her daughter took insane-looking selfies on my phone.
Jenna Wortham
In fifth grade, we had to write a story and read it in front of the class. When I read mine out, the class were just belly laughing. And I remember being like, ‘This is the coolest!’ So I want to dedicate my life to trying to make people laugh. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Zach Braff
Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking – that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make – I am the original Jewish mother.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I love hanging out with friends. Honestly, one of my favorite things to do is have game night. Just people coming over and hanging out and laughing and playing games.
Megan Nicole
The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
Cyril Connolly
I told people I was going to be a wrestler, and they fell down laughing.
Diamond Dallas Page
I spend a lot of time in Paris, in Milan, and in New York, and Rome is a little bit different. There is something in Rome, incredible, like in a Fellini movie. Everybody’s screaming and laughing very loud. It’s something that can give me more energy in terms of freedom.
Alessandro Michele
I’m always bragging, always laughing with my Spain team-mates at Barcelona, saying I’ll take 30 per cent possession and two goals – a win is a win. It’s football.
Toni Duggan
I was always silly in high school. I used to always get in trouble because I was laughing. I’ve always thought I was funny but never thought I could use it to make money. In 1996, I decided I was going to use my humor to get on TV to make money.
Retta
And I’m walking along and we’re laughing, kidding, joking, and see he understood the leader, the one we called the leader, had some knowledge of English, although limited.
Betty Hill
The girl in the room, no matter her shape or size, that is laughing, having fun and enjoying life is the one you want to be around.
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
How can you get bored if the audience is cheering and laughing at something you’re doing?
Al Yankovic
I found myself very lost after ‘The Partridge Family,’ and I lost my dad and I lost my manager, and I lived in a bubble, and it took me 15 years to get through that and a lot of psychotherapy, and I’m laughing about it now!
David Cassidy
The next time I write a play – in order to get audience trust for a particular sort of tragic line, I’ll try to bring the audience a good distance before that. Part of that is allowing comic moments to occur. I had been afraid of that – that once the audience started laughing in the play, they would never stop.
Colm Toibin
I'm not interested in just being the hot girl. I'm real

I’m not interested in just being the hot girl. I’m really goofy, and I love laughing, and that’s such a big part of who I am.
Charlotte McKinney
I just heard a very funny story about somebody who died yesterday, I’m sorry to say so but it was so absurd that you can’t help laughing. And the person that was concerned about that story was laughing too.
Sophie Marceau
I was three years old, and I walked onstage during a performance that my father was a tenor in ‘The Barber of Seville.’ I walked out onstage, and people started laughing and clapping, and that was it. That was all it took. Laughing and clapping, I still enjoy today.
Rick Nielsen
Nobody has really gone out to Russia to fight somebody like Kovalev. A lot of people are paying attention to it and can’t believe what I’m doing. Some people think I’m going to pull out. I’ve seen comments saying ‘Oh this is a good publicity stunt’ and I was just laughing. They don’t understand.
Anthony Yarde
One day you are happy and laughing and the next you are crying.
Grete Waitz
I like laughing and having fun all the time, and I make sure people around me have fun, too.
Rupali Ganguly
All those teams I was on that were successful were the ones that everyone had love for each other and had fun. Things that seem minuscule – joking around, laughing, conversing, all those things that seem childish – that is what builds camaraderie.
Karl-Anthony Towns
Often when you are starting out in comedy, you will find that people will laugh at the things you didn’t think were funny. It’s important to pay attention also to what people are laughing at when you are just talking in regular conversation. Often that is when you are truly being yourself.
Natasha Leggero
If Damon Wayans is not breaking, it’s a miracle. He is so funny that he makes everyone die laughing.
Casey Wilson
When I see people laughing at ideas and companies we have backed, I smile. It means we are going to make a lot of money on that investment.
Fred Wilson
I’ve been on shows that are very comedic and happy, and you really only get to see one side of my personality. They’re not shows about my life or my music, or my struggle or anything like that. They’re shows where you pretty much see me laughing and smiling all the time.
Chanel West Coast
I was raised by extremely strict – but also extremely loving – Chinese immigrant parents, and I had the most wonderful childhood! I remember laughing constantly with my parents – my dad is a real character and very funny. I certainly did wish they allowed to me do more things!
Amy Chua
I seem to get into situations that make people laugh, but I don’t consider myself that funny of a person. I’m not witty. I’m kind of slow in conversations. I’m not that articulate with jokes. The first time I made stuff and screened it for an audience, I was surprised what people were laughing at.
Nathan Fielder
I have had people come up to me in the street – one woman actually told me she hated my accent, she can’t believe I’m on the telly and my accent is so annoying. I ended up laughing because I thought, ‘this person doesn’t know me but she felt she could come up and slate my accent.’
Steph McGovern
It’s fun to do something funny and have the director laughing. It makes you feel good.
Jon Lovitz
The thing that is incredibly helpful is that we screen the movies and we ask the audience if they like it or not and we ask a lot of questions and do testing on the movies. For comedies, at least, it’s very helpful. If they’re not laughing and they don’t say that they loved it, then I have screwed up.
Judd Apatow
The important thing, once you get ’em laughing, is to keep ’em laughing until you’re through. With a 90-minute feature, you’ve got to stop the laughter and then pick it up again, which is tough.
Hal Roach
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
When I think about filming ‘Lady Bird,’ I think about, dancing, eating, and laughing, which are three of my favorite things, so it’s great.
Beanie Feldstein
After a sound drubbing followed by half a day’s fasting, I felt more like laughing than like crying; and, in half a while, all was forgotten and my wickedness began afresh and worse than ever.
Stijn Streuvels
I’ve seen a lot of pairs of guys that have been hanging out together way too long-until they’re laughing all the time.
Mike Judge
Sean Penn has never become the lighter, laughing guy.
Elvis Mitchell
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
William Blake
On the first training session Pogba had with Juventus, the players were laughing. We were not laughing for any other reason than we were just in total disbelief that this player with so much obvious ability was able to leave the club the size of Manchester United for free – and I think Juventus are still laughing.
Andrea Pirlo
Comedy is wonderful when you really nail it and you hear people laughing, but it’s not always that easy.
Sandra Bullock
When the kids are laughing in the audience, I tear up, I’m so happy I did a nice thing.
Adam Sandler
I think if you’ve got people on your side, if you’ve got people really laughing, you are able to make them cry.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
The thing I most hate about the Left is that they want to stop us laughing – to prescribe which jokes are OK and which are not OK to make in public and to draw artificial lines around certain subjects. I find all sorts of inappropriate things funny.
Milo Yiannopoulos
The laugh track was invented to cue the audience to the jokes and encourage laughter in response. But it has another effect: if you hear people laughing and you’re not, you start to question if maybe there’s something wrong with you for not getting it.
Sarah Cooper
Some people thought I wasn’t taking the sport seriously because I was always laughing and having fun, but I loved my skiing, I loved my jumping, and I thought, ‘Well, why not have a smile on my face when I’m doing something that I really, really love doing,’ and that’s how I was.
Eddie the Eagle
I know it’s working when I’m writing a book if I’m laughing or crying.
Judy Blume
There are so many people that have come up to me during

There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me: ‘The hour that we are watching your show is the hour that my kids are happiest and are smiling, they are laughing,’ and that is what I long to do.
Miley Cyrus
In ‘Malvolio,’ the audience laugh at me, and I use that laughter to crack open the question as to why they are laughing.
Tim Crouch
I liked making people laugh. I remember that specifically, being really young and having my parents being in the audience and laughing. It wasn’t really a ‘Oh, I’m the center of attention’ feeling; it was more ‘Oh, I’m making them so happy right now’ feeling. I liked that.
Kaitlin Olson
I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn’t even stand up, let alone kick the ball.
Fred Frith
Have you ever noticed when people stop laughing, they say, ‘Oh dear?’
Bradley Walsh
In theater, one of the biggest problems when you’re rehearsing comedy over and over again is that you stop laughing at each other.
Lauren Ashley Carter
I think there are a very few pro-lifers who would say that a zygote in a petri dish is the equivalent of you or me; it’s just younger. If you can say that without laughing, maybe you are a true pro-lifer. But I think most people are able or willing to make distinctions that show they maybe don’t quite believe that.
Katha Pollitt
I’ll never forget when me and Jason Matthews wrote the line, ‘Don’t be a tape player hater,’ in ‘Country Man,’ I don’t think I ever laughed harder. We didn’t know where we were gonna put that in a song, but we knew we had to make it into a song. I just remember laughing and being so proud of such a goofy little line.
Luke Bryan
I’m always teasing and clowning around and laughing and in the locker room I tend to always have something to say.
Tyrus
‘Irumbu Kottai…’ is an action comedy. Even the villain, after beating up people, will keep laughing.
Raghava Lawrence
I enjoy laughing at other people being funny.
Josh Widdicombe
If you just did a horror tone throughout an entire movie you almost, as an audience, can get a little bit used to it. But if you’re laughing one minute and, you know, somebody’s doing something quite horrific the next minute, it’s a little more shocking.
Warwick Davis
I’m not the comedy police, but you watch a movie, and everyone’s laughing, and then you shake it out, and you realize, ‘There’s no joke there!’
Maria Semple
I remember watching ‘The Muppet Show’ in the ’70s. I was six or seven, and my dad watched it with me, and my grandparents watched it with me, and we’re all laughing throughout, but I think we were probably laughing at different things.
James Bobin
I can’t be a nice man on the field. I try to laugh, but whenever I start laughing or be jovial, I get smashed.
S. Sreesanth
It’s easy to laugh at etiquette, but in a hundred years, our children’s grandchildren will almost certainly be laughing at us.
Sara Sheridan
If I can bring you to the point where you’re almost in tears one minute and laughing so hard the next and you’ve healed a bit at the same time, that’s when I get to use the gift I was given.
Jim Breuer
In my comedy, I’m not always trying to say something, but when I’m playing a creepy dude, you’re laughing because you know that creepy dude. You’ve heard that dude say something awful, and I’m just putting a little creative spin on it.
Nicole Byer
If people are laughing at you, you might as well be in on the joke.
Alaska
Parodies came about because Mr. Ford was actually one of the better athletes of our presidents… but he continually had physical accidents… he was an easy target for me. The main idea was to get people laughing.
Chevy Chase
You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
Ella Maillart
The Greek side of me definitely loves a good meal, a lot of laughing, loud discussions.
Rita Wilson
The only way to silence a room that’s laughing at you is to sort of take over.
Peter Sarsgaard
In the laughing times we know that we are lucky, and in the quiet times we know that we are blessed. And we will not be alone.
Dar Williams
We have to get women’s stories out there so a guy will read it, laugh, and think, ‘I’m not laughing at a chick story but a story.’
Jen Kirkman
Anti-depressants helped me get up in the morning and stopped me from being sad, but what they also do is stop you from being happy. So I was just in this numb state. I stopped laughing at jokes, and that’s just not me.
Caroline Flack
In my case, I can sincerely say that nothing is impossible… When I was saying I want to be No. 1 of the world, and I was seven or eight years old, most of the people were laughing at me because it seems like I have one percent of chances to do that, and I’ve done it.
Novak Djokovic
Once, during one of the jubilee tours, I was in the car immediately behind theirs and I watched Prince Philip telling the Queen a story. He kept her laughing for 20 minutes.
Gyles Brandreth
And when I was saying I want to become number one of the world and I was 7, 8 years old, most of the people were laughing to me. Because you know, it seemed like I have one percent chances to do that. And I’ve done it.
Novak Djokovic
I suppose some studio executive would say it’s death for a comedy if people aren’t all laughing in the same places, but I find with my movies that people laugh in very different places. I can’t control it.
Noah Baumbach
Sometimes, I can be crying my eyes out, wanting to die, and then I’ll walk by a mirror and see myself and just bust out laughing.
Tierra Whack
When I was a kid I went and saw Bill Cosby with my dad,

When I was a kid I went and saw Bill Cosby with my dad, and I remember sitting there and laughing so hard.
Dave Coulier
I remember one time when all the nuns in my Catholic grade school got around in a semicircle, me and Mom in the middle, and they said, ‘Mrs. Farley, the children at school are laughing at Christopher, not with him.’ I thought, ‘Who cares? As long as they’re laughing.’
Chris Farley
When you’re laughing aloud at David Sedaris’ every sentence, it’s easy to miss the more serious side of what he’s up to.
Stephen McCauley
I am a complete sucker for funny films. There is something so therapeutic about laughing until you cry.
Ashley Roberts
Laughing brains are more absorbent.
Alton Brown
This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me.
Rodney Dangerfield
If you think the Obama White House and Ben Rhodes lying to the American people about Iran – and laughing about it – was bad, just wait until Hillary Clinton’s spin doctors get hold of the media.
Wayne LaPierre
I remember being denied a protein bar that I went in to buy. I was so hungry, and it was before an audition, and I ran in and tried to buy this protein bar. And I checked my bank account, and it was negative 17 cents… And I remember getting on the phone with my mom and laughing that I have negative 17 cents.
Briga Heelan
Life is short, and time just flies by, so I love those moments when we’re all sitting around the table together laughing and joking.
Ainsley Earhardt
To me, if something makes you laugh, that’s heart-warming. It doesn’t necessarily have to be friendly; it might just be the weirdest thing ever. Laughing makes me feel better.
Julia Davis
Most men cannot write good sex. I tried one time years ago and showed it to my wife, and she felt like laughing.
John Grisham
Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.
Kevin Hart
One of the things that makes me most happy about music is that I can look at a picture and see Da Brat, Missy, Lil Kim, Left Eye, and I know Aaliyah is a singer, but to see them all in one photo together hugging and laughing and really having genuine love for each other… I want to feel that with my hip hop sisters.
Lil Mama
I would put belly laughing at the top of my highlights list. They always say that laughter is the best medicine.
Carol Vorderman
You know, there’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.
Mark Wahlberg
I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried.
Rob Schneider
Italian football is a laughing stock.
Gianluca Vialli
When you see me laughing on the court, it means I’m having fun and enjoying the game.
Toni Kukoc
I remember doing this little physical gesture of holding up my foot and having my foot wave around while I held my ankle. It got a big laugh, and when people started laughing, it dumped some chemicals on my brain. It just felt so good.
Paul Rust
I just talk about the funny things in my life, and the idea is that my observations reflect the lives of my audience – so people are really laughing at themselves. This is the theory, anyway, and I am aware that in print, that it doesn’t appear to be very funny. But it is, and I am definitely funny.
Dominic Holland
Where I grew up, we had light-skinned models but not dark. Every time I would talk about being a model with my friends, they would start laughing out loud.
Khoudia Diop
I have a really crazy cackle laugh, and I think sometimes people don’t realize that they’re not laughing at my jokes, they’re actually just laughing because of my laugh.
Kaitlyn Bristowe
I really enjoy laughing at work, and I find that it’s easier to do that when you’re shooting a comedy.
Natalie Zea
I read in the papers how much I’m earning and fall about laughing because I’m sure it’s not that much; otherwise, I’d have an enormous boat. I’m literally not the slightest bit interested in money. I just don’t pay any attention to money; it’s rather vulgar.
Jeremy Clarkson
How long does it take to make ‘They Think It’s All Over?’ It’s just laughing at each other and thinking, ‘Aren’t we clever?’
Ronnie Corbett
When I was a kid and getting paid to stand in front of a camera. I used to spend a lot of my time just laughing inside about the whole thing. It wasn’t real to me. I couldn’t act and I damn well knew it. I kept expecting someone to see the joke and call the whole thing off at any moment. Fortunately, no one ever did.
Sterling Hayden
I enjoy the character interplay. Sometimes the audience is not laughing, but smiling, and that is almost just as good because it keeps them ready to laugh.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
You tell people that the NFL is a nonprofit entity, and they just start laughing and giggling. But it’s not fair.
Jason Chaffetz
With drama, you need to be laughing, in between takes, ’cause you’re going to those recesses of your soul and those dangerous parts. Normally, if you’re not an actor or some crazy artist, you don’t feel the need to run around in those areas. You keep them separate because it’s painful.
Josh Peck
You know something is a hit comedically if you can just call up one of your friends and belt out a line from the show and you both start laughing.
Eric Andre
I remember seeing Letterman do stand-up on ‘The Tonight Show.’ Or, it’s probably more accurate to say, I remember hearing him do stand-up, because the Carson show existed mainly as sound leaking under my bedroom door at night. I’d hear Johnny telling jokes and my dad laughing at them.
Steve Rushin
My character is not sad, not angry. In my house, I'm al

My character is not sad, not angry. In my house, I’m always laughing, smiling, smiling.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time… then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone’s last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it.
Steve Harvey
An interview will seem very sane to me, and I’ll find out that the journalist was laughing out of the side of his mouth half of the time.
Tori Amos
I grew up hiking and horseback riding in Tennessee, so I love being outside. I will joyfully run 12 miles, but I’m not very good at boot camps. When they start yelling, I start laughing.
Rachel Boston
I’m funny at home too, but not deliberately. My wife is usually laughing at me rather than with me.
Daniel Dae Kim
I’m not comically oriented. I get angry and I start complaining and then people start laughing. I don’t even want them to laugh half the time.
Adam Carolla
One of the best parts of Thanksgiving for me is re-watching some of the classic holiday blunders that have been depicted on television. I remember laughing uncontrollably on the set of ‘That Girl’ back in 1967 when we shot the episode, ‘Thanksgiving Comes But Once A Year, Hopefully’ during our second season.
Marlo Thomas
I had dreams of conehead aliens when I was little. Before ‘Saturday Night Live’ did it. And then they came out with them, and I went on to be a glorified extra in the movie. When everyone else was laughing, I was scared.
Parker Posey
I think that comedy really tells you how it is. The other thing about comedy is that – you don’t even know if you’re failing in drama, but you do know when you’re failing in comedy. When you go to a comedy and you don’t hear anybody laughing, you know that you’ve failed.
Carl Reiner
You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.
Maurice Chevalier
No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.
Red Skelton
Working with Dudley Moore was so hilarious. I don’t know how we got anything done because everybody was laughing so hard, but he was such a wonderful man, and he had a kindness and a musicality and a dearness to him that was triumphant.
Liza Minnelli
My favourite way of getting ready for a red carpet event is to turn the hair and makeup time into a bit of a pre-party. I use the same artists all of the time, so we know each other so well – so it’s a ‘hanging with friends’ session. Music, lots of laughing, and food – because you must eat before the event.
Behati Prinsloo
It’s the hardest thing to come up with an hour of material that can consistently keep people laughing.
Aziz Ansari
When you see me on the pitch, I will always be smiling, always laughing, always playing jokes. I grew up as somebody who was always laughing. In England, people will tell me that I should not laugh, but you cannot stop me from laughing. It’s impossible.
Emmanuel Adebayor
Some of the newer bands I like include Queensryche and Marillion, and I was glad when Yes reformed. Also, Kingdom Come; I was laughing when I first heard it and going ‘This is outrageous,’ but it’s a really album. I went to see them play and enjoyed it.
Steve Harris
We all know him: everybody has an Archie Bunker in their family, so you love to laugh at him, and you never take it personally; everybody just has a ball laughing at him.
Vicki Lawrence
To concentrate intensely for 4 and a half hours, that’s too hard for me. Too tiring. I concentrate ‘lo maximo’ on the ‘golpe,’ the stroke, but between strokes I’m interacting with the crowd or laughing with my caddie, talking about the spectators, the cute girls.
Sergio Garcia
It is such a social thing, laughing. Two thousand people in a room laughing is such a great buzz and they tend to laugh much more in a group.
Jimmy Carr
I don’t just loving cooking in a vacuum, as it were; I love cooking for people, with people, and laughing.
Ainsley Harriott
When I first got to Toronto, we were last in defense, 20-something in offense, we were the laughing stock in the Eastern Conference.
Dwane Casey
I came home in the afternoon to sleep, and there was this e-mail from Comedy Central saying they were interested in having me be part of this new show called ‘Jump Cuts’! So I called them right away, and the producer started laughing and said, ‘We sent that e-mail one minute ago – you’re so fast!’
Lev Yilmaz
In ‘A Room With a View,’ you have three young Englishmen running around naked and laughing and whooping and jumping in the water. It’s something the English don’t apparently find troublesome.
James Ivory
I had a sympathetic role in ‘thirtysomething,’ and in two weeks I’m going to do the role again. But in the movies, I just love the heavies. It’s much more fun. Villains are a ball. People have been laughing at me for 50 years, so I love to sit in the back of the theater and listen to them hate me.
Alan King
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
H. L. Mencken
By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves, and realizing they have done this gives them sort of a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life.
Emmett Kelly
I’m addicted to laughing. I go to see a lot of comedy shows. I’m addicted to playing really loud and obnoxious rock music in my car. I’m addicted to beautiful clothes and shoes. I just love gorgeous stuff and work hard to acquire pretty things, shiny things. I’m addicted to shiny things!
Nadia Giosia
We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
Peter McWilliams
Making someone laugh is a good way to get their defences down so that they might then be open to new ideas, especially when they’re laughing at some common ground they relate to. Comedy’s always been an amazing tool for social change.
Mae Martin
I never want to feel more than the viewers. I’m not trying to be an automaton. It’s like when you see people laughing on camera, and you don’t find it funny as a viewer – it’s an offputting experience.
Louis Theroux
I laugh a lot, especially between shots, and it’s tough for me to control. There have been so many instances where my director had to request me to stop laughing and come into the mood of the scene.
Anushka Shetty
Cynicism doesn't have its way in series finales. My emo

Cynicism doesn’t have its way in series finales. My emotional desire when I watch a series come to an end is to be crying and laughing and cheering as the final credits roll, feeling like I just got delivered the happy ending, whether the plot ends happily or not.
Julie Plec
Britain is perceived as a laughing stock and a mess. It’s a very scary and divided place.
Russell Howard
The best thing about driving supercars is the way it makes me feel. It’s so much fun that I often find myself laughing behind the wheel.
Alex Hirschi
Giving people the opportunity to sit in a dark theater together and have emotions in public, whether they’re laughing or crying – that’s what makes me happy.
Hong Chau
Stand-up comedy is a sickness. Who wouldn’t want a room full of people laughing and screaming at you just because of who you are? Nothing is as good, except maybe having a baby.
Howie Mandel
My Pa always said, ‘Live fast, die laughing,’ that’s the way to do it.
Doug McClure
There’s something about a variety show, I think, that disarms us as consumers of something. We’re laughing, and there’s this sense of anything goes, anything could happen.
Chris Thile
Doing that hunt scene was really quite demanding. I actually broke a rib during that scene. And then all the scenes after that became quite challenging, just breathing and laughing.
Guy Pearce
The aging process is not gradual or gentle. It rushes up, pushes you over, and runs off laughing. No one should grow old who isn’t ready to appear ridiculous.
John Mortimer
The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact.
Jean-Jacques Annaud
To see people laughing or crying or listening, then being inspired to do their own thing? I can’t think of anything better than that.
Michaela Coel
Laughing and crying are very similar. They’re an extreme response to life. You see it in children who start laughing hysterically.
Tamsin Greig
I can’t wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We’d be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can’t wait.
Cameron Diaz
People are funny, and in the most tragic situations, when comedy erupts from nowhere, it can turn on its head within the space of a second or a minute. You’re laughing one minute and you’re crying the next and that’s just life for me, and that is what people are like.
Sally Hawkins
At times, I pity my comedian image. People start laughing seeing me even in funeral processions.
Johnny Lever
I’m really good at laughing at myself.
Josie Canseco
One moment I can be happy and laughing, but then it comes over me. It’s my mom.
Bobbi Kristina Brown
When you speak to a lot of kids, as I’ve done over the years, you know what to say, keep them laughing, good illustrations and learn to read.
George Foreman
We all, as parents, are laughing at ourselves and helicopter parenting and saying, ‘This isn’t the way we were parented; we were allowed to run free.’ When I talk to my friends, we are all fascinated by what we are doing, but we can’t seem to stop ourselves.
Liane Moriarty
It brings me joy to hear that people are laughing at my scene in ‘Due Date.’
Rza
Here, like everywhere else, laughing and singing, dancing and dreaming are not exactly the whole of reality; and for one ray of sun shining on the hut, the rest of the village remains in the dark.
Simone Schwarz-Bart
If I happily smile and play around and laugh ‘ha-ha, hoo-hoo, yay,’ laughing like that, I think the photo looks cooler. If I just stand there like this, like ‘Oh, I’m a model,’ well, I don’t think that’s what it means to be a model at all.
HoYeon Jung
Ross Noble at the Leicester De Montfort Hall on his Randomist tour – it’s the only time I’ve hurt from laughing at a standup comedian.
James Acaster
I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I’m talking from my heart to these people. Because I’ve been through everything they’ve been through.
Richard Simmons
I tell everybody all the time: I had a 25-year wrestling career, and I’m most known for laughing.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: ‘What are you laughing at? This isn’t funny.’ Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don’t know how they should be feeling.
Jim Dale
I can’t live without a sense of humor. I need to be laughing and entertained at all times.
Carlos Ponce
In high school, I was doing a skit for forensics and people started laughing, more than I was prepared to deal with. It was a surprise.
Kristen Schaal
Our whole family has a similar sense of humor. We get over things by laughing at ourselves.
Monica Horan
If somebody’s doing something, and you’re laughing, and at the same time you’re so embarrassed for them, it’s my absolute kind of favorite type of laugh.
Melissa McCarthy
I was always putting on shows for my family or even just myself in the mirror, being a total psychopath, just screaming monologues till I was crying or laughing or a complete nut case. And then I went to college and got my degree in drama, but I’m very much a Type A.
Italia Ricci
I try to acknowledge both the sacred and the silly in m

I try to acknowledge both the sacred and the silly in my work. That goes for the live show as well. If I find myself in my head or dwelling in seriousness, I think of my friends back home and how they’d be laughing at me.
Jason Mraz
I’m somebody who believes in funny things, and laughing, but I do like for them to come from a place that addresses the human condition.
Natasha Lyonne
When an audience is laughing with a character, they make themselves so vulnerable, and they open up. They expose their heart the moment they’re laughing, because they’re relaxed and they’re disarmed.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge