Monday, March 29, 2010

The Aristocrats | Number Three Comedy of All Time

The Aristocrats (2005) -

The Aristocrats DVDA man walks into a talent agency and says "Man, have I got an act for you..." Less than interested, the seasoned agent glances up at the prospect. "OK..." he grants the man an audience. The man begins "First I walk out onto the stage, with box of bandages, a canoe paddle, and movie ticket..."

The Aristocrats is quiet possibly the funniest movie you've never seen. The premise of the film, is a documentation of 100 comedians, telling the same joke. The same crass, dirty, lude, profane, vial, wonderful, and hilarious joke.

The goal? Construct the middle of the joke as originally as possible, leaving only the beginning and punchline intact. The best part of this joke? The end is pretty much anti-climactic. It is a classic! It has been deemed as comedic right passage. This joke is described as a sort of secret handshake, between comedians.

This film has a slew of comedy greats! A few of my favorites range from Sarah Silverman, to Bob Saget, to Andy Dick. There is even Billy the Mime who acts the joke out in silence for several hilarious minutes.

The cast (according to DVD jacket) includes:  "Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Lewis Black, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Billy Connolly, Andy Dick, Phyllis Diller (Awesome!), Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Eric Idle, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Penn & Teller, Paul Reiser, Bob Saget, Sarah Silverman, The Smothers Brothers, Jon Stewart and 80 more of your favorite comedians!"

Bob Saget"You'll laugh till it hurts!"
-Rolling Stone

"Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile. ....might be the funniest movie you'll ever see!"
-The Hollywood Reporter

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