steve mar·tin man·i·fes·to
...my manifesto was:
I'm going to try to be funny without doing jokes.
I'm gonna try to be really funny like when I would laugh when I was 15 - and it was absurd and you couldn't stop laughing and your sides ached. That's comedy. So that was my manifesto.
How do I get there? When I analyzed that type of comedy... What I was laughing at? I didn't know why I was laughing...
So I wanted to get people laughing and when they got home say, "I don't know why I was laughing."
- Steve Martin