Wild and Crazy Guys: A Must-Own Comedy Book

Nick de Semlyen’s Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the ’80s Changed Hollywood Forever is a must-own for comedy fans. When one thinks of the greatest comedies of the 1980s, you can’t help but think of sketch comedy series such as Saturday Night Live and SCTV.  These two series gave rise to some of the greatest comedy films and in some instances, some of the best comedy duos of all-time. This book…

"Wild and Crazy Guys: A Must-Own Comedy Book"

The Jerk: 40th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray

Directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin, The Jerk is marking the film’s 40th anniversary in 2019 with a new Blu-ray release this year. The Jerk is known for being one of the funniest movies of all time.  When the American Film Institute honored comedy movies with their 100 Years, 100 Laughs selections in 2000, The Jerk came in at #89.  This is the only film directed by Reiner to make the list.  As…

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Classic

Since its release in 1987, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles has become a Thanksgiving tradition for families across the United States. Advertising executive Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to return home to Chicago.  He’s all set to get on a cab only to see it stolen out in front of his eyes by traveling salesman Del Griffith (John Candy).  This sets up the inevitable conflict that arises between the two when they next meet at La…

"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Classic"

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

It was a sad day when we lost legendary comedian Robin Williams but a new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, tells his story in his own words. Williams got his start during the 1970s comedy scene in Los Angeles.  This led to various television appearances in the 1970s.  None of those appearances were more notable than the time that he made his first appearance as Mork on Happy Days.  The two-episode appearance…

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