Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Q&A …

… Interview: Terry Jones on Monty Python, Comedy, Poetry. (Hat tip, David Tothero.)

The [nineteenth-century poet] Robert Browning, in essence, said that you can take three separate ideas, and from those three, you produce not a fourth idea, but a star. I’ve always found that lovely. It’s a somewhat similar theory with comedy. But the difference is that with comedy you take different ideas and put them together and you produce not a star, but a laugh. There’s a magical element to it.

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