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It's summer, and I feel like being entertained. I want to watch some really good comedies between now and September.

I'm a pretty easy to please person as far as my taste in comedy goes. I like witty, as well as juvenile humour. I like dark comedy, but I'm looking for laugh out loud funny this time around. Please, lay your best suggestions on me.

Stuff I love:

Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock, stand up routines - Yes, they're crude, but I don't mind crude humour as long as it's actually funny

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Funny the first time around, but I couldn't laugh at it twice.

Muriel's Wedding - I think it was the same director as Strictly Ballroom, which also had some really good moments

The Full Monty - had me almost peeing from laughing so hard

A Fish Called Wanda - another laughing out loud classic

The Jerk and Bowfinger- yes, I have an incredibly juvenile sense of humour

Johnny Stecchino - a situational comedy. It was dull in spots, but had several really funny worthwhile moments

Swingers

Rushmore - this is probably one of my top fifteen favorite movies - comedy or otherwise

There's something about Mary

Most movies with Jim Carey

Exit Through the Gift Shop - I don't know if this is a hoax or not, and it doesn't matter - it was really funny


Stuff I loathe:

National Lampoon's Vacation movies

Animal House or the college frat/teenagers trying to lose their virginty a la American Pie genre

Most Adam Sandler movies

The Big Lebowski - I don't know why I don't like this one. People that know my taste think I should like it, but I just don't.

Superbad

John Candy movies

The Austin Powers sequels

South Park, The Simpsons, and Family Guy - yes, I know these aren't movies, but they are comedies, and they most definitely not up my alley

40 Year Old Virgin

The Heartbreak Kid - new version with Ben Stiller




Stuff that I didn't exactly hate, but didn't find particularly funny either:

Napoleon Dynamite
Wayne's World
The First Austin Powers movie
Knocked Up
Zoolander
The Royal Tennenbaums
Most Woody Allen comedies

Date: 2011-07-26 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nightynight.livejournal.com
Anchorman is about feminism! And has the silliest ending. I love it, no matter how stupid is, next to The Jerk, it made me laugh harder than any other movie. Eve. It is comedy that just keeps giving! If you hate it, hey it's just 90!minutes of your life...if you live it you will thank me!

Also, Will Ferrell realized that actor commentary was not rated and so his Anchorman commentary is Will Ferrell saying the worst, dirtiest things he can think of.

So I Married An Axe Murderer. mike Myers' ONLY funny movie! It's also silly and fun. Not at all like wayne's world.

margaret Cho stand up, especially I'm The One That I Want and Notorious C.H.O. Really dirty, working out her demons, she reminds me of Richard pryor...but Korean, bisexual, angry about being judged about her weight, and could NOT be more irreverent.

I hate all that super bad/the hangover/etc too. Total crap.

Have you seen that kids in the hall movie, brain candy?

Speaking of candy, I think John candy's work is brilliant, and I loved planes trains and automobiles and uncle buck!

If you liked rushmore...I think you might like bottle rocket, but also the darjeeling limited is my favorite Wes Anderson movie... it is simply wonderful.

Also, if you have not rented and/or watched all of arrested development, PLEASE watch it! It is the funniest tv show of all time!

Date: 2011-07-29 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahogany.livejournal.com
I'm going to re-watch So I Married An Axe Murderer. I've never seen it all the way through.

Thank you for your suggestion of Arrested Development! It's the first t.v. show to make me laugh as hard as the Office (UK version). Jason and I have been indulging in a couple of episodes every night after the kids go to bed. Awesome, awesome, show.

I will check out Bottle Rocket and the Darjeeling Limited. Bottle Rocket is available on Netflix, which is a double bonus.

Date: 2011-07-26 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toezontheground.livejournal.com
Have you seen 'Lars & the Real Girl'?

Date: 2011-07-29 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahogany.livejournal.com
I caught it on t.v. a couple of years ago. It's definitely an offbeat kind of a movie, but really sweet, and never mean spirited. I quite enjoyed it.

Date: 2011-07-26 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freakykitten.livejournal.com
If you liked a Fish Called Wanda, did you see Fierce Creatures? Pretty much same cast etc.

Have you seen any of the Canadian ensemble comedies, like A Mighty Wind/Waiting for Guffman/Best in Show/For your consideration?

And for standup, Louis CK's "Hilarious" has a few things in it that made me wince, but there is an entire section about parenting that made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.

Date: 2011-07-29 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mahogany.livejournal.com
This is awesome! Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't seen any of those.

Date: 2011-07-29 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joie-fatale.livejournal.com
Kids in the Hall?

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