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The Aristocrats (2005)

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

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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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2 September 2005 (USA)  »

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The @r!$t* (r@t$  »

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$243,796 (USA) (29 July 2005)

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$6,377,277 (USA) (20 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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References Mad About You (1992) See more »

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What is wrong with the world?
3 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't believe in censorship but this movie should have never been made. I understand the film...where they are coming from...the history of the joke. But there's nothing funny about incest or rape. If you don't agree, then bring a copy of this movie and show it to little kids who've been molested, abused or raped by their families. Then see how funny it is.

This movie is an excuse for sick comics to get away with saying the dirty thoughts that linger in the back of their minds. It's not pushing boundaries or brilliant satire...it's disgusting.

You can find humour in almost anything and make people think but this just makes me think society is worse off than I thought.


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