The Aristocrats


ThinkFilm presents a documentary directed by Paul Provenza. Running time: 87 minutes. No MPAA rating (intended for adults).


The most famous joke you’ve never heard. The Aristocrats is a backstage conversation piece amongst comedians and entertainers alike not often shared or dared used on the public.


This joke is the showcase for an individual comedian to show off how crude and how disgusting he can be, because the point of the joke is not the punch line it’s how mortified you can make those that are listening right up until the punch line.


This documentary illustrated the single purpose of film and documentaries. The idea is to share something that is going on in the world somewhere that most of us aren’t exposed to. No matter how pointless or noble or large of scope that is the art of filmmaking. What this film does is pull back the curtain and let us, the audience, in on a very old and quite common inside joke.


This by its very nature is one of the funniest films I’ve seen this year, but then it should be when George Carlin shares the screen with the likes of Robin Williams, Eric Cartman, Sarah Silverman, Drew Carey and Gilbert Godfrey just to name a few.

~ by fumikaelson on November 4, 2005.

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