[Ads-l] Latent anti-Semitism

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 7 13:58:56 EDT 2016


Splendid work, Garson.

Of course, comedy is *not* tragedy plus time.

JL

On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 1:41 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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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