Most successful comedians don’t just get famous because they’re funny, they get famous because they’re also smart. You kind of have to be to do more than slapstick humour and fart jokes. Whether it’s doing stand-up or tiny comedy sketches, having an open mind, social awareness and a unique perspective on everything around you is what makes the perfect comedian. When these qualities come together, some surprisingly meaningful and inspirational things get said.

Check out these posters of some profound quotes by famously funny people.

Design Credit: Lakshya Vij