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The Aristocrats (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary, Comedy | 2 September 2005 (USA)
One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

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Chris Albrecht ...
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Billy the Mime (as Billy the Mime)
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Wayne Cotter ...
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Storyline

Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends--who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, from George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Carey to Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman--to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque too extreme to be performed in public, called "The Aristocrats." Written by Sujit R. Varma

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100 Superstar Comedians. One Very Dirty Joke. See more »


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2 September 2005 (USA)  »

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The @r!$t* (r@t$  »

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Opening Weekend:

$243,796 (USA) (31 July 2005)

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$6,377,277 (USA) (22 January 2006)
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Terry Gilliam's interview was cut apparently because of an unforeseen sound error during the taping. He appears in the DVD extras, though, with voice-over from director Paul Provenza who first talks about their chat, and then adds he learned that "a director should always wear headphones". See more »

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George Carlin: The joke leads me down one path and then it switches the path on me suddenly and hits me with a hammer. It's just, "Here we go folks."
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For Johnny Carson. See more »

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Referenced in Holy Water (2006) See more »

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Just Awful
26 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't believe the hype. This movie is awful. Imagine being surrounded by 100 comics laughing about one long, bad inside joke. You will feel like an outsider the whole time the comics basically talk about a joke that is not even funny.

It is painful to watch so many comics NOT being so funny. This movie feels like a movie for comics and comics only. After the 50th cutaway in 20 minutes you will find yourself, 1. a little dizzy, and 2. wondering what all the fuss is about.

The hype this movie has received is way out of touch. I can only imagine the reviewers gave it respect for "being different". But in reality is is trash.

The joke is on you. Don't rent this movie.


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