Laurel And Hardy Quotes by Will Smith, Stephen Lang, Dick Van Dyke, John Cleese, Walt Disney, David Chase and many others.
I first wanted to be a comedian when I was six or seven and my dad showed me Laurel and Hardy’s “Perfect Day” on tv.
I loved Laurel and Hardy and TV shows like ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Rama of the Jungle’.
I was a ‘Laurel and Hardy’ nut. I got to know Laurel at the end of his life, and it was a great thrill for me. He left me his bow tie and derby and told me that if they ever made a movie about him, he’d want me to play him.
Although I had good hand-eye coordination, I was so tall and skinny and muscularly weak that I just was not well coordinated. But what I started to do quite early on was watch some of the great old silent comedians, like Laurel and Hardy and Chaplin, and then later on Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton.
I think you have to know these fellows definitely before you can draw them. When you start to caricature a person,you can’t do it without knowing the person. Take Laurel and Hardy for example; everybody can see Laurel doing certain things because they know Laurel.
When I was a kid, I used to watch ‘Laurel and Hardy’ with my cousins all the time. I still think they’re extremely funny and so surreal.
Laurel and Hardy. That’s John and Yoko, and we stand a better chance under that guise, because all the serious people, like Martin Luther King, and Kennedy, and Gandhi, got shot.
I was raised with “Laurel and Hardy” and “I Love Lucy” and Jerry Lewis, and I just loved it. And I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits. You know, it’s the Andy Kaufman thing or the Marty Short thing where you’re performing in your bedroom for yourself.