A comedian’s goal is to make people laugh, and in doing so, their witty observations often shine a new light on the topic in question. One especially popular comic subject is love, as jokes about relationships deeply resonate with audiences. From stand-up to the silver screen and every medium in between, comedy and love have frequently been intertwined, making for material that’s both laugh-out-loud funny and insightful.
While love isn’t always filled with laughter, you’d be hard-pressed to find a comedian who avoids talking about it entirely. Name pretty much any comedian, and you can almost guarantee they’ve espoused their own unique take on love. The melding of these two worlds not only produces humorous insights that make us laugh, but can also cause us to reflect on our own romantic relationships in a lighthearted, retrospective manner.
Here are a few quotes on love that will leave you roaring with laughter, from legendary comedic minds such as Richard Pryor and Joan Rivers.
Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.Will Ferrell
Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you.Megan Mullally
The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.Henny Youngman
Love is a lot like a backache: It doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.George Burns
True love is singing karaoke “Under Pressure” and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.Mindy Kaling
Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women — a little bit of support and a little bit of freedom.Jerry Seinfeld
My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it’s missing and what’s there stinks.Joan Rivers
Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.Chelsea Handler
Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings and lawyers.Richard Pryor
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?Lily Tomlin
Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.Jackie Mason
Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing.Natasha Leggero
I think falling in love for the first time is such a transcendent feeling. You know, it's like eating pizza-flavored ice cream — your brain can't even process that level of joy.Mike Birbiglia
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