Rodney Dangerfield: Happy till we met

My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met. -Rodney Dangerfield, comedian (1921-2004)

Ellen DeGeneres: Catch-and-release

Photo taken at the Governor's Ball after the 4...

Photo taken at the Governor’s Ball after the 46th Annual Emmy Awards telecast – Sept. 1994 – Ellen was the co-host that night. This was taken late in the evening. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

”Catch-and-release? That’s like running down pedestrians in your car & then, when they get up & limp away, saying “Off you go! I just wanted to see if I could hit you.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres.

Eric Idle: Comedy, humour and satire—seriously

At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted. -Eric Idle, comedian, actor, and author (b. 1943)