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Can a joke stand up to repeated tellings? Hilarious and revealing of the way comedy works, The Aristocrats demonstrates that it's possible. Read critic reviews

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This documentary about the world's funniest dirty joke features over 100 stand-up and performing comedians discussing and telling the joke. Since the joke, which can involve a great deal of improvisation, is so profane, usually only comedians have heard it, and it became legendary as a way for comedians to perform and top each other backstage. The film discusses the camaraderie within the comedy world that inspired the joke in the first place, as well as the role of obscenity within humor.

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Audience Reviews for The Aristocrats

  • Aug 25, 2012
    Unspeakably foul. But oh-so-hilarious.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 24, 2011
    Interesting documentary, sickening but I love the blue comedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2011
    Really funny. A story about a old joke with black humor.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2009
    No Nudity No Violence Unspeakable Obscenity, 100 Comedians but one Very Dirty Joke
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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