Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)
Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator
When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
Author: Francois Truffaut (1932-1984)
Profession: French Film Critic and Director
The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.
Author: Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)
Profession: American Novelist, Playwright