FUNNY: THE SHAMELESS PROMOTION
FUNNY: THE PHOTOS (and a 22-second video)
FUNNY: THE INTERVIEWS
Choose from a smorgasbord of radio & TV gab-fests, listed by interviewer,
nationality, and the amount of time you can stand hearing David talk.
(No! No! Not interviews! Please, God, if I click here, please take me back to the top of the page!)
SHORT & SWEET
MEDIUM, PRETTY DAMN SWEET
LENGTHY, YET STILL SUBSTANTIALLY SWEET
FUNNY: THE ARTICLES
FUNNY: THE TRAILERS
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– The book talks about Tricksters; John Belushi in “Animal House” is one of the great examples, embracing havoc for havoc’s sake.
– Proof that comedy doesn’t get the respect it deserves: Steve Martin has never won an Oscar.
– “The Court Jester” was, at the time, the most expensive comedy ever made… and still one of the best. (“The chalice from the palace” is in a different trailer.)
– A Chaplin party trick became one of the iconic comedy bits of all time, reprised last year by Amy Adams in “The Muppets”.
– “Some Like It Hot” is generally considered the funniest movie ever made.
– One of those lines constantly quoted by those irritating people who constantly quote Monty Python. Like me.
– No one did Stupid/Smart like Judy Holliday.
– Bringing American 6th-grade humor to the world: “Airplane!”
– “The Thin Man” is still one of the most sophisticated (and sexy) depictions of marriage.
– Why you’re not friends with the people you think you’re friends with.
– “Two For The Road”: Man the Aggressor; Woman the Victorious.
– Snark, thy name is “Juno”.
– From what some believe is the greatest stand-up performance ever filmed.
– Lenny may be more provocative today than ever.
– Perhaps if it had been carefully explained that “Who” was the man’s actual name, all the confusion could have been avoided.
– Steve Martin brings existentialism to standup.
– Woody was probably the smartest comic in history; this joke made Carson collapse.
– Mel and Carl’s improvised routines made literal and figurative history.
– Buster is my hero. Note how he slides facing the camera. And, by the way, that hurt.
– Buster is Jackie’s hero. But who else could do that bike-jump?
– Woody attacked by Freud.
– Director Peter Bogdonavich, a scholar of film history, revived the art of slapstick in “What’s Up Doc”.
– The world’s noisiest campfire was outrageous at the time; it still is.
– Mr. Creosote’s digestive issues also shocked audiences.
– A slumdog has a crappy day.
– Bridesmaids, please: Avoid the hair.