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People have very specific opin...

People have very specific opinions of comedy. Slapstick was an art form in the '20s and the lowest form of show business in the '50s. Who's right, who's wrong? Who's an idiot, who's not?

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All the actor does is, he trie...

All the actor does is, he tries to get as many takes as he can out of the director that day. So he can walk away and say to himself, "Hey, it's in there. I'm not going to edit it. I'm not going to make those choices. If they want to blow it, it's fine. But I've done all I can." You're right. I'm always amazed when actors bash films as if those grips and that cinematographer didn't work hard enough.

Martin Short 70 quotes

Comedy is a weird thing. You h...

Comedy is a weird thing. You have to understand, it's the weirdest thing you can do. There's no consensus. It's not like... People say, "I saw Saving Private Ryan, and that scene on the beach is just so moving." I can't imagine anyone who would say "I don't find that moving!" But you can show, whether it's Laurel & Hardy or the Three Stooges or Jiminy Glick In Lalawood, some people are going to look at it and say "That's the funniest thing I've ever seen." Some people will say "I don't get it." Who's right, who's wrong?

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The thing in comedy is that on...

The thing in comedy is that once you start worrying about something not succeeding, you're frozen. There's no verdict on anything. You can make ¡Three Amigos!, and some people will at the time say, "Oh, that's too silly." Then five years later, silly is hip. Now it's considered art. I never comment on anything I do, because if I say anything negative about X film, or X TV show, or X project, people who saw it and loved it go, "Well, am I an idiot?"

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You can do 12 great takes, but...

You can do 12 great takes, but if the director is no good, he'll end up picking the wrong one.

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Comedy is so subjective. If yo...

Comedy is so subjective. If you trip and fall down, some people will laugh, and some people will say, 'Oh, physical comedy is so pedestrian.' Some people look at Three Stooges as lowbrow; some people consider them artists. No one is wrong. It's just a personal take.

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My job is not to analyze my ca...

My job is not to analyze my career. But I am proud of the amount of work I've done and the amount of commitment I've given to it. That makes me proud.

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No one doesn't have loss. No ...

No one doesn't have loss. No one doesn't have pain.

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The mark of the man is how he ...

The mark of the man is how he responds to situations. You're not going to avoid tough times. We're all over the barrel some of the time. What are you going to do about it?

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Often audiences vary... but I...

Often audiences vary... but I've always found Milwaukee to be a fabulous place to play with great audiences and very hip.

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I think Canadians are great sa...

I think Canadians are great satirists because we sit in the middle of these two giants: Great Britain and the U.S.

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Why does 'I Love Lucy' still...

Why does 'I Love Lucy' still make people laugh? Because she's a specific character who has real reactions.

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I'm just drawn to the odd guy...

I'm just drawn to the odd guy, the man who is full of it, the guy who has limited talent but is pretending he's a genius.

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What I learned, a little too l...

What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional' Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.

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Some people you work on a film...

Some people you work on a film with, and then they disappear.

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Everything alters and changes ...

Everything alters and changes with time. Some things that are considered triumphs, and 10 years later, they're considered minor.

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I've always thought one of th...

I've always thought one of the tricks of being an actor for a long time is keeping yourself interested once you've figured out how to pay the rent.

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When you get to a point where ...

When you get to a point where you're successful enough that you can say, 'I don't have to take any job anymore,' and you're still good at what you do, how do you decide what work to take on? I think the answer is that you pursue what you enjoy. In my case, it's variety.

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'Nice' is not a common label...

'Nice' is not a common label for comedians, but it is for Canadians. I like it.

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When kids like Steven Spielber...

When kids like Steven Spielberg were eight and nine and 10, they had little cameras, and that's all they wanted to do. When I was 10, I was in my attic pretending to host my own variety show. Spielberg wasn't. That's why he's a film director, and I'm doing what I'm doing.

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