This is an aphorism from Aphorisms Galore!'s official collection. It was the Aphorism of the Day for 2017-09-04.
Woody · posted 2010 by Jan F
The quote is from Woody Allen - you can read about how it is said here: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=950DE6DA1F31F930A25753C1A96F948260
This aphorism should be attributed to Steve Allen, at least according to this post, which I believe to be quite reliable.
looking for "exact quote and author" · posted 2003 by mike
I am looking for whoever said the quote: "All comedy is tragedy" or something to that effect. I need the author and exact quote. thank you.