Recommendations for truly funny DVDs?
June 17, 2005 11:52 AM Subscribe
Make me laugh.
posted by jdroth to Media & Arts (91 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I don't laugh enough anymore. I want to find some truly funny DVDs I can get from Netflix, stuff that'll have us in stitches: sitcoms, movies, standup performances. Anything.
Our tastes: In general, sitcoms leave us cold. (We found Friends unwatchable.) We used to love Seinfeld, especially the first few seasons. We've watched Curb Your Enthusiasm, and mostly think it's hilarious. A close friend recommended Fat Actress to me. We recently watched an Eddie Izzard DVD, and thought that bits of it (especially the cerebral bits) were good. We think we'd probably like Chris Rock. I used to love Bill Cosby as a child. The second and third Black Adder series provided us with lots of laughs. We loved The Office, both the UK and US versions. We aren't easily amused by gross-out humor, nor the likes of Andrew Dice Clay. (Is he even still around?)
We'd like stuff that's intelligent, witty, and perhaps touched with social commentary. Any suggestions?
(Book suggestions are good, too; we're both voracious readers. The Debt to Pleasure is a novel we both found laugh-out-loud funny; Terry Pratchet not so much.)