What Makes a Comedian's Wife Laugh?

Living with a comedian requires a highly developed bull *beep* antenna. There are lots of reasons something is funny, but only one reason it's not -- if it's bull *beep* What defines bull *beep*? Ahhhh... THAT'S the secret. The only clue I can give you is--when something is not true or real. (AND the fact that IMDb won't let me say bull *beep*)

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1.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
2.
Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again (2013 TV Special)
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Kathleen Madigan drops in on Detroit to deliver material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family... (65 mins.)
Director: Jay Chapman
 
3.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
4.
Louis C.K. Oh My God (2013 Documentary)
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In February, 2013, Louis brings his impish nihilism to Phoenix, Arizona. He talks about an old lady and her pet... (58 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
5.
Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 Documentary)
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Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy... (57 mins.)
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
6.
Johnny English (2003)
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After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy. (88 mins.)
Director: Peter Howitt
 
7.
Fawlty Towers (1975 TV Series)
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Bruce Almighty (2003)
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A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world. (101 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
9.
Airplane! (1980)
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
 
10.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
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Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother. (116 mins.)
Director: Judd Apatow
 
11.
Zoolander (2001)
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At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
12.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
 
13.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. (106 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
14.
The Jerk (1979)
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. (94 mins.)
Director: Carl Reiner
 
15.
Miss Congeniality (2000)
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An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event. (109 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
16.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
17.
Tootsie (1982)
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
18.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
19.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
20.
Roxanne (1987)
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The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
21.
Being There (1979)
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
22.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
24.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
25.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
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A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
26.
Snatch (2000)
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Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. (104 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
 
27.
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 Documentary)
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In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special on the network in seven years... (90 mins.)
Director: Marty Callner
 
28.
Weeds (2005 TV Series)
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is. (28 mins.)
 
29.
Gone Madigan (2010 Documentary)
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Kathleen Madigan is just brilliantly funny and is still, after 20 years in the business, actually having fun. (64 mins.)
Director: Shannon Hartman
 
30.
Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed (2006 Documentary)
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Lewis Black, 'America's foremost commentator on everything,' delivers his comical insights into everything from the State of the Union to Dick Cheney's aim in this stand-up special. (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Miller
 
31.
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA. (61 mins.)
Stars: Louis C.K.
 
32.
Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (2006 Documentary)
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Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America... (70 mins.)
Director: Michael Drumm
 
33.
Russell Peters: Red, White and Brown (2008 TV Special)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Jigar Talati
 
34.
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Documentary)
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions... (115 mins.)
Director: Larry Jordan
 
35.
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Live (2013 Documentary)
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Eddie Izzard returns to stage in 2013 with the biggest stand-up comedy world tour ever & his best live performance yet... (85 mins.)
Director: Sarah Townsend
 
36.
Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley (2009 Documentary)
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Eddie Izzard, brings his wry wit and absurd observations in front of a sold-out crowd of 44,000 over 4 nights at the Wembley Arena in London... (90 mins.)
Director: Sarah Townsend
 
37.
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
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A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. (94 mins.)
Director: Grant Heslov
 
38.
Lucifer (2015 TV Series)
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Lucifer takes up residence in Los Angeles. (42 mins.)
 
39.
Gran Torino (2008)
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Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
40.
The Singing Detective (1986 Mini-Series)
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Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations. (415 mins.)
 
41.
The Dressmaker (2015)
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A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. (119 mins.)
“ Kate Winslet nails it again with a fantastic, all-star Aussie cast including Hugo Weaving as the cross-dressing policeman. Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof) directing. Lots of folks say they didn't get it, but pay no attention to those morons-- if you have a wicked sense of humor and an appreciation for sweet revenge, this film will make you laugh and cry and laugh again. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
42.
Slap Shot (1977)
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A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. (123 mins.)
Director: George Roy Hill
 
43.
Preacher (2016 TV Series)
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After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Legends of Tomorrow (2016 TV Series)
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Focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time. (42 mins.)
 
45.
Training Day (2017 TV Series)
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TV follow-up to the 2001 film 'Training Day' about a rookie cop partnered with a corrupt officer. (42 mins.)