The Aristocrats [DVD] [English] 
- SKU: 7601222
- Release Date: 01/24/2006
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"A family walks into a talent agent's office..." So begins "The Aristocrats," a joke kept mostly secret by stand-up comedians for decades. An intentionally "bad" joke, the laughs in The Aristocrats aren't in the punch-line (one of the only elements that's the same every time), but in the set-up, made unique by each comedian who tells it in an attempt to fashion the world's dirtiest joke. The cat was finally let out of the bag by Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, the seasoned funnymen who gathered together a hundred people to tell a hundred different renditions of the bit. Among those presenting their personal take on The Aristocrats in this film of the same name are Jason Alexander, Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Jon Stewart, Emo Philips, and Chris Rock. The Aristocrats premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Robin Williams
- George Carlin
- Billy Connolly
- Don Rickles
- Gilbert Gottfried
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Must MissSeptember 11, 2007
Aweful! This is one long-running joke that isn't even funny. It isn't even told in a funny way. The obsceneties get old real quick. After the second time you hear the joke, it gets boring.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Excellent documentaryOctober 20, 2007
This movie is very funny and is one of the best documentaries ever made (so is "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse"). The DVD includes extended versions of comedians telling the joke, including Bob Saget. Highly recommended.
I would recommend this to a friend
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