10/01/2013 06:42 pm ET Updated Oct 01, 2013

These Comedians Laughed At Their Pain And So Can You


When you're going through a divorce, you can choose to crawl up in the fetal position and take comfort in the bottom of a container of Häagen-Dazs -- or you can decide to take it all in stride and make light of the crummy situation.

The comedians below clearly choose the latter option. Scroll down to laugh at their pain (don't worry, they want you to), then head to the comments and tell us the funniest thing you've ever heard someone say about divorce.

  • Louis C.K.
    "Divorce is always good news. I know that sounds weird, but it's true because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce. That would be sad. If two people were married and ... they just had a great thing and then they got divorced, that would be really sad. But that has happened zero times," he said.
  • Chelsea Peretti
    "My parents divorced when I was one year old so I don’t really remember any of the details, but luckily my mom does so she’s been really helpful," she said.
  • Larry David
    "The best situation is being a single parent. The best part about it is that you get time off, too, because the kids are with their mom, so it's the best of both worlds. There's a lot to be said for it. You get married, you have kids -- you should plan this from the beginning. We're going to have these kids, then we'll get divorced when they're four. All right, six," he said.
  • John Cleese
    "I got off lightly. Think what I’d have had to pay Alyce if she had contributed anything to the relationship -- such as children, or a conversation," he said.
  • Russell Brand
    "When you're a monk, you're not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you're married, it's one person. That's one more than a monk. It's not that different," he said.
  • Johnny Carson
    "The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money," he said.
  • Kathy Griffin
    "I had to tell my mom and dad that Matt and I are getting a divorce because they read it in People magazine," she said.
  • Woody Allen
    "I should have known something was wrong with my first wife. When I brought her home to meet my parents, they approved of her," he said.
  • Robin Williams
    "Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet," he said.

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