So a guy walks in to a talent agent….

And so starts The Aristocrats, definitely not to be confused with the lovely children’s film “The Aristocats.”

“The Aristocrats” is a comedy documentary, the brainchild of Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, screened during the American Film Institute’s Silver Docs program last weekend.

It’s obscene, but it’s funny. Sara Silverman alone is worth the price of admission. Over 100 stand up comedians and writers participate either in telling the joke or talking about it. You’d think that everyone telling the same joke over and over throughout the film would get boring, but it’s definitely “the singer, not the song.”

In these days of increasing hysteria over media content, I applaud AFI’s decision to include this film in the Silver Docs festival. Think Film is releasing the movie, unrated, on July 29th. Go see it, but don’t be surprised by the content – there’s no nudity, no violence, but it is absolutely vulgar. And after you see the movie, you can go to the web site to add your own version of the joke for possible inclusion on the DVD.


1 Comment so far

  1. Josh Greene (unregistered) on June 21st, 2005 @ 9:11 am

    I’m really looking forward to this, it’s got great buzz from everything I’ve heard…

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