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That’s Not Funny
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That’s Not Funny

A look into the history of the use of taboo and controversy in comedy. The invocation of religion, race, gender, rape and tragedy, which often provoke outrage, are discussed. In the days before the internet, jokes told by comedians would only be heard by an audience physically present within the same room. Nowadays, virtually everything […]
The Aristocrats
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The Aristocrats

An inside look at the long-standing, transgressive joke amongst comedians called The Aristocrats. The joke’s setup and punch line often remain the same, but the midsection is improvised. Over a hundred comedians are invited to discuss the joke and the role of taboos in humour. The film features some of the biggest personalities in the […]
Heckler
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Heckler

Jamie Kennedy investigates the world of heckling, including methods and motivations, and how the internet has emboldened hecklers. Heckler looks at the means employed by hecklers to disrupt live performances, especially stand up comedy gigs. A frequent observation by professional comedians is that there are two types of hecklers: those interested in participation and believing […]
The Yes Men Fix The World
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The Yes Men Fix The World

The Yes Men Fix The World covers the exploits of The Yes Men, a culture jamming activist duo who aim to expose social problems caused by corporations and governmental organisations. Their modus operandi involves impersonating entities that they disapprove of, and often maintain fake websites similar to the target of their spoofs. This has resulted […]
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work provides a glimpse into the life of the legendary and controversial comedian, the late Joan Rivers. The filmmakers were give unparalleled access to her life for over a year, producing a candid and engaging portrait of one of the greatest showbiz personalities. The film follows Joan Rivers from her […]
I Am Comic
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I Am Comic

Filmmaker Jordan Brady follows Ritch Shydner as he makes his comeback to the comedy scene after being away from the industry for thirteen years. Featuring behind-the-scenes, candid interviews with some of today’s top comedians including Sarah Silverman, Tim Allen, Jim Gaffigan and others, I Am Comic reveals the peculiar world of comedy and the amusing […]
Stand-Up Student
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Stand-Up Student

Ben Lowe’s film on stand-up comedy, where he attempts to learn the art and subsequently perform a gig at a local pub. Stand-Up Student features interviews with many of Britain’s beloved comedians including Russell Howard, Jack Whitehall, Johnny Vegas and other big names, all of whom provide Ben with advice on how to become a […]