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1 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary about the world's funniest dirty joke features over 100 stand-up and performing comedians discussing and telling the joke. Since the joke, which can involve a great deal of improvisation, is so profane, usually only comedians have heard it, and it became legendary as a way for comedians to perform and top each other backstage. The film discusses the camaraderie within the comedy world that inspired the joke in the first place, as well as the role of obscenity within humor.

Cast: Chris Albrecht , Jason Alexander , Hank Azaria , Steven Banks , Shelley Berman , Lewis Black , David Brenner , Mario Cantone

Director: Paul Provenza

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Aristocrats (2005)

Release Date: January 22nd, 2005|1 hr. 29 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Killer-funny documentary. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A one-joke documentary stretched, with surprising success, to full length. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A documentary that dissects the essence of comedy as well as showcases outrageous improvisational humor. show more

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