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No nudity. No violence. Unspeakable obscenity!
A smash hit of the 2005 Sundance film festival, this is an outrageous, star-studded comedy extravaganza that celebrates the art of improvisation and the finest (not to mention the most foul-mouthed) traditions of stand up.
Co-creators and veteran alternative comedians Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller fame) and Paul Provenza capitalise on their insider status to invite over 100 of their closest friends (who just happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment) to reminisce, analyse, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque routine known as 'the aristocrats'...
The Aristocrats Review
"A man walks into a talent agent's office and says 'Boy, have I got an act for you. It's a family act; it'll be a sensation!' The agent says 'Sure, tell me about it'. And so begins "The Aristocrats", the most disgusting joke in the world, as told by comedians since the days of Vaudeville. The setup and punchline are the same every time, but the space in between provides ample time to improvise and get laughs from the laughter-makers themselves. This documentary, from directors Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette, brings together interviews gathered over a four-year period from around a hundred professional comedians, who pour over and deconstruct the joke while retelling it in their own style, and remembering some of their peers' renditions.
What follows is possibly the funniest and filthiest hour-and-a-half of your life as the likes of Robin Williams, Billy Connolly, Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard, Whoopi Goldberg and the Spinal Tap lads (to name but a few) verbally break every taboo in the book, invent some new ones, then break them as well for good measure. Along the way, the performers explore the joke's structure, internal logic and politics as well its place in satire, and the influence of a comic's race, gender or cultural background on their own personal re-telling of it.
Provided you can withstand a continual torrent of sexual and scatological imagery "The Aristocrats" could very well have you rolling in the aisles. But those of a more delicate nature would do well to avoid.
Behind The Greenroom Door, More From The Comedians, Aristocrats Competition Winners, For Johnny Carson, Theatrical Trailer, Aristocrats Do The Aristocrats, Easter Egg
Running Time: 92 minutes
Production Year: 2005
Main Language: English
Certificate: 18 Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Release Date: 30-01-2006
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