[Ads-l] Latent anti-Semitism

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 7 13:41:36 EDT 2016


Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> As Woody Allen wrote with irony, "Comedy is tragedy plus _time_."
>
> Hence the inexplicably beloved _Life is Beautiful_.

If you wish to learn more about the saying mentioned by JL consider
visiting the QI website. David Haglund sent the investigation request
when he was an editor at Slate. Now he is the literary editor of
newyorker.com.

Comedy Is Tragedy Plus Time
Comedians who employed versions of this saying: Steve Allen, Carol
Burnett, Bob Newhart, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Tig Notaro

http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/06/25/comedy-plus/

Garson

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