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Musical Comedy Quotes

We’ve collected the best Musical Comedy Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Bill Bailey, Christopher Walken, Jonathan Groff, Rachel Parris, George C. Wolfe. Use them as an inspiration.

Now, with the success of musical comedy like the Mighty Boosh, Flight of the Conchords and Bo Burnham, I feel vindicated.
My background is in musical comedy. I didn’t know I was going to be an actor. But all my points of reference have to do with musical comedy and in being kind of a showoff.
I loved traditional musical comedy. That was my passion. Then ‘Spring Awakeninghappened, and it took that rock n’ roll and pop music to change gears for me.
It is easy to misunderstand what a comedy song is, or what its potential is. I’m used to musical comedy being maligned as an easy artform.
‘You Gotta Have Heart‘ is one of the most ridiculously perfect, amazing musical comedy songs ever.
It’s a very tough time for the playwright. Broadway has become almost a musical comedy theme park with all these long-running shows.
At one point when I was very young, when I was first starting out, I thought, ‘Well, one day I’ll be able to put all the music away and become a real comedian.’ But then I realized there are amazing musical comedians out there, that musical comedy is probably something I’ll always want to pursue.
I never dreamed that the little ditties I wrote about annoying customers or bagel recipes would turn into a full-length musical comedy. But a very wise person told me to ‘write what you know’. So I did.
I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time.
I’ve always been entranced when it came to musical comedy; it’s probably my favorite thing. It’s a real true American form, and it’s big, like Shakespeare big, when it’s right. It’s loud, and it’s big: you have to be ready vocally and physically. It can bring people to their feet and can be as thrilling as a circus.
I love musical comedy; I love comedy in general, and I have varied taste in terms of books, film, theatre, and culture.
I wanted to be on Broadway, but in musical comedy.
The idea of a musical comedy was something we had had in mind for many years, but the project ‘Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music’ has a history that goes back five years. I can say that this is the most successful project that we have ever done.
Aleksey Igudesman
Harpo Marx looks like a musical comedy.
Walter Kerr
I became an actor by accident. I suppose I figured since I was in musical comedy from the time I was a teenager, I suppose I figured that I’d always been in that world to some extent.