We all like to laugh and that's a major aim of Make 'em Laugh. We want you to laugh and smile more. We all know that "Laughter is the best Medicine". There's even scientific evidence to prove it! Many famous writers emphasize just how important laughter is to us all. So we have looked up a few well known contributors to writings about laughter through the ages
Our "Make 'em Laugh" name was chosen from a famous Gene Kelly number from that wonderful movie "Singing in the Rain" - all the world loves a clown!
For example, we've all heard the line "Laugh and The World Laughs with you, Weep and you weep alone". Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919) coined the lines in her poem "Solitude"
What about "Laugh with me or at me". Well Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) wrote Tristram Shandy and the words "as we jog on, either laugh with me, or at me...".
Shakespeare can't be left out. Shylock's famous speech about racial intolerance from "The Merchant of Venice" includes the words "If you tickle us, do we not laugh?"
Yeats too in his Cradle Song wrote "God's laughing in Heaven, To see you so good"
Byron also knew how laughter and enjoyment went hand in hand when he wrote (in Don Juan) "Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after."
These are just a few of the quotes on laughter that appeal to us. If you think we've missed any essential ones then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us. We will add the best selection regularly!