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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
This joke has been used by comedians for years as a mental stretching exercise. They would tell the joke to each other as a warm up for their acts. While the setup and punchline remain the same throughout, the middle section, describing the actual family act, is always varied to get the juices going by throwing in the most they can and keeping it funny. There are stories of parties where performers will jam and keep it going for almost an hour. 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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Everyone listed in the credits under "Very Special Thanks" was interviewed for the film but did not make the final cut. See more »
How can so many comedians be so painfully unfunny?
This is not a film; it is not a documentary; it is simply a 90-minute excuse for comedians I used to respect to string as many bad words as can come into their heads together in a disorganized heap very poorly disguised as "humor." Obviously, if you're a prude or in any way easily offended you should not see this movie, but even if you consider yourself enlightened and open-minded, there's nary a laugh in this movie. It's not a funny joke, period. Why devote an entire movie full of comedians to a joke that's not funny? Why not allow them to each tell their favorite joke?
For the record, Jon Stewart refused to tell the joke to the filmmakers, so at least there's one comedian out there I'm still able to respect. Wow, what a sad, sordid underbelly lies beneath the surface of American comedy.
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