The AristocratsDocumentary/Comedy Performance
Box Office: $6.4M
PRINCIPAL CASTChris Albrecht, Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Steven Banks, Shelley Berman, Lewis Black, David Brenner, Mario Cantone, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Carrot Top, Mark Cohen, Billy Connolly, Pat Cooper, Wayne Cotter, Andy Dick, Frank DiGiacomo, Phyllis Diller, Susie Essman, Carrie Fisher, Joe Franklin, Mike George, Todd Glass, Whoopi Goldberg, Judy Gold, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gilbert Gottfried, Dana Gould, Allan Havey, Eric Idle, Dom Irrera, Eddie Izzard, Richard Jeni, Penn Jillette, Jake Johannsen, Alan Kirschenbaum, Jay Kogen, Sue Kolinsky, Paul Krassner, Cathy Ladman, Lisa Lampanelli, Richard Lewis, Wendy Liebman, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Merrill Markoe, Jay Marshall, Jackie Martling, Chuck McCann, Michael McKean, Eric Mead, Larry Miller, Owen Morse, Martin Mull, Kevin Nealon, Taylor Negron, Rick Overton, Gary Owens, Trey Parker, Otto Peterson, Emo Philips, Peter Pitofsky, Kevin Pollak, Paul Reiser, Andy Richter, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Gregg Rogell, Jeffrey Ross, Jon Ross, Rita Rudner, Bob Saget, T. Sean Shannon, Harry Shearer, Sarah Silverman, Bobby Slayton, Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Carrie Snow, Doug Stanhope, David Steinberg, Jon Stewart, Matt Stone, Larry Storch, Rip Taylor, Teller, The Amazing Johnathan, Dave Thomas, Johnny Thompson, Peter Tilden, Bruce Vilanch, Jonathan Wee, Fred Willard, Robin Williams, Steven Wright
PRODUCERPeter Adam Golden
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERPenn Jillette, Paul Provenza
Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette have made the funniest movie ever, because it has more funny people than have ever been in one movie before. A labor of love three years in the making, encompassing more than 100 comedians and culled from over 100 hours of footage, Provenza and Jillette shot the documentary holding DV cameras in their own hot little hands and edited it at home on a Mac. As fellow comedians, Provenza and Jillette got their cameras rolling where no real filmmaker could ever go. They let us see how professional comedians talk after their sitcoms have wrapped and the audience has gone home.
The result is a heartfelt, private, unprecedented backstage look at famous comedians playing around. Provenza and Jillette got superstar comedians being funny for other comedians, and that is really no-kidding funny. They also captured a performance portrait unlike any other: The art of comic improvisation.
We see artists draw the same nude, hear musicians play the same song, and see actors do the same Shakespearean scene. Comedians, however, never tell the same joke. Provenza and Jillette got comedians to tell the same joke.