Adam Schleichkorn believes he is the authority on comedy movies; he is sadly mistaken. Here I shall list the top 10 greatest comedy films of all time, and, as usual, my opinions will from heretofore become law.
10. The Great Race - One of my personal favorites since I was a wee lad, The Great Race starts Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon and is genuinely hilarious throughout.
9. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - I didn’t watch South Park before I saw this film, but I’ve watched it religiously ever since. Most musical films suck large fuzzy balls, but this was just great. This is the kind of film that begs the question, “who doesn’t love Satan?”
8. Dumb and Dumber - It’s certainly debatable which Jim Carrey movie is his best, with Ace Ventura also being a classic of the comedy genre. However, Dumb and Dumber is my pick. Deal with it.
7. Naked Gun - Leslie Nielson is the man. Great visual jokes as well as really funny dialogue, this one has it all. Enrique Palazzo! Enrique Palazzo!
6. Life of Brian - Anything that exposes the ridiculousness of organized religion gets two thumbs up from me. The whole concept of people being so desperate for meaning and direction that they’ll follow just about anybody is really funny and sadly true to me.
5. Beetlejuice - I love me some Tim Burton. Classic film, great cast and a phenomenal performance from Michael Keaton makes this one a shoe-in in my opine.
4. Animal House - When John Belushi smashes that hippie’s guitar, I am at peace.
3. Annie Hall - Woody Allen is the greatest comedy director ever. Make no mistake about it- it’s just true. This is arguably his best film, and he wouldn’t even show up to the Academy Awards to receive his, uh, award. That’s gold, Woody!
2. Caddyshack - Cannonball, cannonball. When you put Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and an actually funny Chevy Chase in the same movie with what may be the best comedy screenplay ever, you got something. Everyone loves this movie.
1. The Big Lebowski - Maybe not the overall funniest movie of all time, although it is absolutely hilarious, The Big Lebowski is the best comedy of all time, because it’s a great film as well as being unbelievably funny. Dialogue, cast, and the fact that it’s a monomyth make me love this comedy more than any other. Words.
Honorable mention: I gotta throw a couple of other comedies in here because there are some great ones that didn’t make my list: Ace Ventura (the original), Austin Powers (the original), Shrek, The Jerk, Airplane, and, if you consider it a comedy, which it pretty much is, Ghostbusters. How you like that list Adam? Finkle and Schleichkorn, Schleichkorn and Finkle- Finkle is Schleichkorn!
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