Rolling Stone came out with their comedy edition this week. In it a bunch of comedians tell their favorite joke, their favorite movie, TV Show, etc…
First I wanted to share Robin Williams joke because I thought it was the best one in the issue.
Guy’s having sex with his wife. All of a sudden he looks over, and there in the doorway is his son, about eight years old. Kid looks horrified, and the kid runs away. The guy says to his wife, “Well, I’d better talk to Timmy.” He puts on his clothes and goes to Timmy’s room. He opens the door, and there’s Timmy nailing Grandma. The father goes, “Oh, my God!” And the kids goes, “Not so funny when it’s your mom, is it?”
Also besides that I wanted to share the top five comedy movies that have influenced me while growing up. I always wanted to do this but I just figured that everyone had seen these movies. It wasn’t until I was trying to figure out my pen name that I noticed a lot of people had no idea what these movies were. Also if you have only seen these movies cut or on regular TV… you really didn’t see the movie.
1) Blazing Saddles (1974)
This movie could never be made today. It couldn’t even be written. It makes fun of race, sexuality, gender, and it flat out offensive but it might be the funniest movie ever made. When I watched it the first time I not only hyperventilated from laughing so hard.
2) Caddyshack (1980)
Hands down the most quotable movie ever made. It is amazing to see Chevy Chase actually being funny. You listen to him talk today on talk shows and he is just a shell of his former self. Also this is well before Bill Murray took himself way to seriously with painfully drab roles.
3) Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
This was the first rated R movie I ever watched. My mom was out of town and my uncle was watching me and he rented it. I clearly remember feeling horribly naughty for watching this and I felt like I was getting away with murder. While I wouldn’t say this is Eddie Murphy’s best movie of the 80s it was just my first… we all remember our first.
4) Half Baked (1998)
I am not a stoner or anything but I have probably watched this movie fifty times at least. And each time I see something different that I never noticed before that is absolutely hilarious. This is the first movie that is a comedy that I ever have just picked apart finding layers of comedy to it.
(Note: I debated about putting this on here. Animal House originally held this spot but I felt like it fell into the category of Blazing Saddles and Caddyshack. I can’t speak highly enough of Animal House and the work of John Belushi.)
5) Eddie Murphy’s Delirious (1983)
In the late 80s I started to be aware about standup comedy. One of the kids that lived on my street thought Gallagher was the funniest thing ever. He had videotapes of Gallagher and would watch it all the time. While I thought it was funny I wasn’t bowled over. Then one day he got his hands on Delirious and I was just amazed, I must have watched it 7 times in the first two weeks. Watching it afterschool where my parents wouldn’t know about it.
I watched it a few weeks ago and I believe that it totally holds up.
What comedy movies influenced your sense of humor?