Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue." by Woody Allen
There are a hell of a lot of jobs that are scarier than live comedy. Like standing in the operating room when a guy's heart stops and you're the one who has to fix it!" by Jon Stewart
There is a common understanding that stand up comedy is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. This quote from Jon Stewart showcases how much pressure is given to those in high pressure jobs. Stand up comedy is challenging in the way that public speaking is difficult. Except comedians have to make people laugh.
"Comedy is acting out optimism." by Robin Williams
If anyone knows about the difficulties of comedy, it is Robin Williams. Acting out of optimism makes the statement that even with a heavy subject matter, comedy can take it, flip it over and make a laugh. Sometimes being able to laugh at a difficult situation can be harder than crying. It is a comedians job to bring light and humor to others. This is never an easy task.