The Last Laugh

2016, Documentary, 1h 28m

46 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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The Last Laugh takes a fresh -- and unexpectedly funny -- approach to sensitive subject matter, uncovering affecting insights about the nature of comedy along the way. Read critic reviews

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Comics, actors, filmmakers and concentration camp survivors discuss the ramifications and ethical dilemmas of using the Holocaust as a topic for humor.

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  • Oct 05, 2016
    This was an enjoyable film I saw at the 2016 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. Comedians old (Mel Brooks) and new (Sarah Silverman) talk about whether there are taboo subjects in comedy. They particularly talk about laughter related to the holocaust. In parallel to this the director interviews a mother and daughter. The mother is holocaust survivor Renee Firestone who has held onto a sense of humor and joy for life despite the horrors she experienced in her youth.
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