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Looking for a good comedy.
Mines Love and Death btw
Laughed so hard at. I was in tears. The only other contender would be 'Monty Python's Holy Grail' but I'd have to be ten years younger to find that funny again.
Holy Grail is pretty much that, the Holy Grail. I used to shout that I was being oppressed despite not knowing what it meant
When you know the film off by heart before you're eighteen it's a different matter. It stops being funny and is just a source of references.
I hate when people quote it loads; just for so many reasons, usually relating to how there's the worrying point where having a sense of humour is replaced with having a working knowledge of Monty Python
see also a working knowledge of internet memes, which is like the above example, but more common and much, much more harrowing
i dont find a lot of films funny. Especially older films which people love, apart from maybe Airplane.
If you watch it in the right mood then its hysterical from start to finish
Really sticks in my head still how I was crying with laughter at it
Might not help you much
haven't seen it in years, but the early episodes are still great so I'd probably still like it
found it really funny, havent seen it since. Same with Borat.
it's legitimately hilarious and it's a genuinely good and accomplished musical too. they could have easily put out any old garbage at that time and it would have generated a dump truck full of money.
the fact that they came up with a plot that was worthy of a movie-length South Park, without being too uncharacteristically huge and movie-like (which the Simpsons movie was in some respects, even though I'm quite fond of it), shows how much care they put into it.
Not only have they still got it; they're arguably getting better. There's been enough inspired material in the recent SP series (the Cash For Gold episode, my god) to persuade me there's still mileage in the show
and, yeah, I think they definitely seem less interested in SP. I think it's still a great show, but I think they sometimes fall back a bit too much on being ultra-topical.
most recentish episodes I've seen have one or two jokes that are mildly amusing the first time but repeat them a few times and the amusement value quickly fades
can't really view it the same way after the pan flute double episode. just so so shit it almost completely put me off. that was years ago actually wasn't it?
Especially this scene:
It doesn't have the same effect in the sober light of day.
Love Super Troopers.
kids in the hall brain candy
This Is Spinal Tap
would be my top 3
but they're less funny on repeat viewings. Dumb and Dumber I still find as funny now as I did when I was a kid
Not maybe the *best* comedies, but the two I've laughed hardest in
I'm much, much, much more crashing when it comes to Baron Cohen and especially Borat. You don't wanna know.
Also: So I Married An Axe Murderer
(Mike Myers' best film)
had me in stitches when i was younger.
Still ravaged it tho
Or at least that's the film I've seen the most times and still find incredibly funny.
The scene where Napoleon gets hit in the face with the steak is genuinely one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
As well as a couple mentioned ^ up there
So funny it spawned 10 terrible National Lampoon films. (Which, btw, was a great magazine back in the day.)
The Hangover. Funny start to finish. In fact, you can see it 10 times in a row and still laugh start to finish.
Some irritating elements (e.g. Steve Carell for starters) but it's got one of the best scripts of any comedy I can remember
just a classic
laughing just thinking about it now
is up there, also Bananas and Raising Arizona.
a Town Called Panic. Second only to the screening of the original Panique Au Village/Picpic Andre shorts I saw back in the day.
but I was almost in tears during The Other Guys. I couldn't believe how good it was.
gonna Netflix it I think, when I feel like a lighthearted comedy thing
Meet the Feebles
King of Kong
The Tai Chi Master
How do you judge 'funniest film', though? Bunuel's Simon Of The Desert might be the funniest film I've seen, even though it has only one joke and one punchline. (Watch it!)
Ace Ventura 2
Dumb & Dumber
Kind Hearts & Coronets
21 Jump Street
Hot Shots Part Deux
The Rob Lowe scenes in Behind the Candelabra were probably the most I've laughed in a cinema in years
is during the LOOK AT MY SHIT scene in Spring Breakers
Joey... have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans
that's definitely the most i've laughed in the actual cinema anyway
I mean OBVIOUSLY Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, but I hunted down a lot of his older stuff and they're all pretty hilarious, somehow I even find the ones where like 60% of the jokes are nonsense untranslatable cantonese puns that i'll never understand funnier than most US comedies.
Particular recommendations i guess King of Comedy (not to be confused with the Scorsese film), God of Cookery (basically Shaolin Soccer but with cookery instead of soccer), Legend of the Dragon (notable for starring your actual Jimmy White as himself as the bad guy), From Beijing with Love (saw this years ago, unexpectedly perverted/violent kind of zucker abrahams bond parody with a couple of genius moments... the 'ultimate weapon' still makes me laugh just thinking about it, so stupid.)
Even the impenetrable New Year movies like Chinese Odyssey (not to be confused with the Wong Kar Wai-produced Chinese Odyssey which is fun too) are really entertaining with incredible/absurd moments. I can't even remember what the time travel gag in Chinese Odyssey II even quite consists of but I was CRYING.
also love the various costume stuff where for no plot-related reason he'll be for example wearing a t-shirt with a giant picture of Saddam Hussein on it
The first one. It really handles the utter ludicrousness with a botched attempt at a straight face, making it perfect. It's compellingly daft.
I was quite hammered though. Otherwise a big fan of Anchorman and Old School.
Films which are so bad theyre good.
Or, films which are awful until a certain actor cameos and makes it all legit.
I am currently watching When In Rome. It is terrible but funny in how bad it is. gob from ad has just popped up as a frenchman, thus making my life complete. Danny devito is also in it. This is my pee break. I really need to get back to it now.
But you know what I mean.
Going to have to stop watching this film now, as it is SO BAD, yet I am crying with laughter, thus proving tat I have lost the plot.
(Danny devito in this awful film).
but I re-watched both Wayne's World movies this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Also Mean Girls is a solid comedy.