"I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Brendan Coyle on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Brendan Coyle on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Brendan Coyle on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Brendan Coyle on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Brendan Coyle on Henry Ward Beecher
"My dad was a master butcher and I trained to be a butcher when I left school. I didn't enjoy it at the time but I love cooking now, so perhaps I would have been a chef."
"I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy."
"The qualities I am looking for in Miss Right are intelligence and humour."
"You can't be a casual observer of something humorous - you have to engage, you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work."
"When I was in my 30s, I was at the end of a long-term relationship and going through a very hard time. I'd had about 15 different addresses and a series of relationships. I thought, 'It's time to have a look at yourself.'"