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The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 2 September 2005 (USA)
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One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Albrecht Chris Albrecht ... Self - HBO Chairman / CEO
Jason Alexander ... Self
Hank Azaria ... Self
Shelley Berman ... Self
Steven Banks Steven Banks ... Billy the Mime (as Billy the Mime)
Lewis Black ... Self
David Brenner ... Self
Mario Cantone ... Self
Drew Carey ... Self
George Carlin ... Self
Mark Cohen ... Self
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Self (as Carrot Top)
Billy Connolly ... Self
Pat Cooper ... Self
Wayne Cotter Wayne Cotter ... Self
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Comedy veterans and co-creators Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza capitalize on their insider status and invite over 100 of their closest friends--who happen to be some of the biggest names in entertainment, from George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Carey to Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman--to reminisce, analyze, deconstruct and deliver their own versions of the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque too extreme to be performed in public, called "The Aristocrats." Written by Sujit R. Varma

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100 Superstar Comedians. One Very Dirty Joke. See more »


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Trivia

According to T. Sean Shannon, he got into trouble behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live (1975) for his use of the N-word in the film. Shannon also said that he had been berated by African-Americans when recognized in public. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George Carlin: The joke leads me down one path and then it switches the path on me suddenly and hits me with a hammer. It's just, "Here we go folks."
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Crazy Credits

No animals were fucked during the making of this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The South Park segment of the Aristocrats joke, in the film, has a minor edit of the line "and the talent agent just sits there". Whereas the circulated internet version contains the whole line intact is "and the talent just sits there for the longest time". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part I (2010) See more »

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Meh.
7 May 2007 | by ntthfllshllngSee all my reviews

A documentary about an infamous joke that has done the rounds for decades amongst comedians but has rarely had a public airing. This is probably because, despite a roll call of some of comedy's biggest names, the joke just isn't very good, it's cult in-joke status can be the only reason for its longevity. This is however a likable film, which does have its funny moments, a particular highlight being the South Park telling of the joke, just don't believe the hyperbole of the DVD cover: "you'll laugh till it hurts" (rolling stone)... "one of the funniest movies ever" (hotdog)... "howlingly funny" (New York daily news) these people really should get out more.


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Release Date:

2 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$243,796, 31 July 2005

Gross USA:

$6,377,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,809,089
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