The Underground Comedy Movie (1999)




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First-time filmmaker Vince Offer crashes through the outer limits of bad taste in this wildly outrageous collection of comedy sketches. Adapted from material Offer first worked out on a public-access television series, The Underground Comedy Movie includes a gender-switch parody of The Godfather, a cross-dressing version of Dirty Harry, a "Batman" who attacks criminals with a Louisville Slugger, the misadventures of a gay virgin out on the town, a take-off on Randy Newman's song (and music video) "I Love L.A.", a beauty pageant featuring bag ladies as contestants, swimmers being attacked by sharks while a lifeguard ogles beautiful women, and plenty of stuff not too rude to describe in this context. The cast includes Michael Clarke Duncan (in a bit shot before his rise to fame), Gena Lee Nolin, Slash, and Joey Buttafuoco.
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Barbara Snellenberg
as Supermodel 1/Virgin/Beautiful Girl/Boobwatch Girl $
Rebekah Chaney
as Supermodel 2/Pregnant Girl/Lesbian 3/Co-host
Gloria Sperling
as Old Lady
Chris Watson
as Rhymer
Vince Offer
as Batman/Fetus Salesman/JJ Cool/Flirty Harry/Vincenzo
Karen Black
as Mother
Mongo Brownlee
as Black Juror #1
Brian Van Holt
as Lifeguard
Lightfield Lewis
as Virgin Hunter/White Juror #2
as Gay Man
Peachy Keene
as Lesbian #1
Jeffery Jaeger
as Transvestite
as Miss America Bag Lady Pageant Host
Bobby Lee
as Chinese Man
Crystal Allen
as Crystaline
Christopher Campbell
as Hari Krishna
as Dancer at Lake
Joanna Krupa
as Beautiful Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Underground Comedy Movie

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

If you're looking for the ultimate movie to clear your house of partygoers who don't know when to leave, look no further than this DVD.

September 22, 2002

Anyone offended by unbearably bad films, jokes that are not funny and wasting 90 minutes of their lives is, as promised, guaranteed to be offended.

Full Review… | November 13, 2001
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Audience Reviews for The Underground Comedy Movie

I've seen a lot of films but the Underground Comedy Movie is one that I wish I hadn't. Made by the Shamwow guy, it was extremely kitsch despite the good intention.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

one star!

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Before he became a pitchman for super-absorbent towels, Vincent Offer (aka the Sham Wow guy) tried his hand at comedy. This movie demonstrates why we today know him as the Sham Wow guy and not as a comedian. The movie opens with a guarantee that it will be offensive, and it succeeds on that score. It's offensive because it calls itself a comedy and nothing in it is the least bit funny. There are skits that attempt to gross out the viewer ("Things You'll Never See -- Supermodels taking a dump"), skits based on puns (Batman as a guy with a baseball bat), and skits that attempt to parody songs and movies ("I Hate LA" sung to the tune of Randy Newman's "I Love LA"; "The Godmother" instead of "The Godfather"). All of them are lame, juvenile, and guaranteed to raise not so much as a smile. Some offensive things are funny, and some funny things are offensive, but offensive and funny aren't the same thing. I could only make it through 45 minutes of "The Underground Comedy Movie" not because I was offended, but because I was bored to tears. There's a common thread in Vince Offer's career. Both his movies and his towels suck more than anything else I've ever seen. At least the towels are supposed to. Avoid the movie like the plague.

Brian Seitzman
Brian Seitzman

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