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Comedy is tragedy plus time.

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Comment#  ·   Fair (589 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  ·  5 comments

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, in Happiness and Misery

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CommentAttribution  ·  posted 2015 by Hugh H.

This aphorism should be attributed to Steve Allen, at least according to this post, which I believe to be quite reliable.

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CommentWoody  ·  posted 2010 by Jan F

The quote is from Woody Allen - you can read about how it is said here: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=950DE6DA1F31F930A25753C1A96F948260

Commentlooking for "exact quote and author"  ·  posted 2003 by mike

I am looking for whoever said the quote: "All comedy is tragedy" or something to that effect. I need the author and exact quote. thank you.

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