• The Aristocrats (2005)

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The Aristocrats

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2006

Not Yet Rated |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

Production Co: Mighty Cheese Productions

Keywords: Hilarious, Rivalry, 2000s, Witty

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Obscene, disgusting, vulgar and vile, The Aristocrats might be the funniest movie you'll ever see. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    You'll either be screaming with laughter - or be incredibly offended. show more

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    What keeps the film from becoming obnoxiously redundant is the conviviality of the comedians. These are funny people even when they're not telling the joke. show more

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