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
On his radio show, co-director Penn Jillette said that Rodney Dangerfield and Buddy Hackett were both invited to appear in the film and were supportive of the film, but declined due to their failing health (they would both die before the film premiered). Also, the filmmakers intended to have a private screening for Johnny Carson at his home, but he died only days after the premiere at Sundance. They then decided to dedicate the film to him. See more »
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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No animals were fucked during the making of this film. See more »
Vile? yes. Offensive? Yes. Disgusting? Yes. Funniest movie of the year? YES!
One of the funniest movies I've seen in a long time. If you're not
familiar with the joke, that's fine. If you are, you'll probably enjoy
this movie on an entirely different level (which may or may not be
Whatever the case may be, be prepared to laugh to the point of crying
and in some cases, sides aching.
Now, be forewarned... this movie is not rated, and is about the most
disgusting joke ever told. If you're a prude, you'll probably walk out
like the stuck up couple who left the theater about 10 minutes into the
screening I was at tonight.
There are some howling moments, there are some painfully unfunny
moments, but overall, I can't recall laughing this much in a theater
since seeing There's Something About Mary.
This is an exercise in 1st Amendment rights (this movie would have been
shut down in the days of Lenny Bruce).
If you think 97 minutes of various comedians doing their versions of
the same joke won't work, you're in for a surprise. This movie has so
much more than that... It shows a real affection for comedy and comic
I have to see it again, there were so many jokes I missed, either
because of other people laughing or because I was laughing to hard to
If you love stand-up comedy (or just enjoy laughing) and aren't easily
offended, you must see this movie. You'll laugh your ass off.
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