What Makes a Comedian's Wife Laugh?by Stephanie Ericsson | created - 24 Oct 2015 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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 that when something is funny, it's usually true.
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2. Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again (2013 TV Special)
Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy
Kathleen Madigan drops in on Detroit to deliver material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family, eating random pills out of her mother's purse, touring Afghanistan, ... See full summary »
3. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 590,456 | Gross: $13.18M
4. Louis C.K. Oh My God (2013 TV Special)
TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy
In February, 2013, Louis brings his impish nihilism to Phoenix, Arizona. He talks about an old lady and her pet, living in Manhattan, experiencing his body's aging (he's 45), men's ... See full summary »
5. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Special)
TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy
Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »
6. Johnny English (2003)
PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.
Votes: 122,426 | Gross: $28.08M
8. Bruce Almighty (2003)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.
Votes: 322,883 | Gross: $242.83M
10. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance
Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who's never "done the deed" only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.
Votes: 337,534 | Gross: $109.45M
12. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 172,551 | Gross: $44.54M
13. Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 125,064 | Gross: $86.30M
15. Miss Congeniality (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.
Votes: 152,907 | Gross: $106.81M
16. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 239,960 | Gross: $148.48M
18. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 201,206 | Gross: $219.20M
19. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 108,227 | Gross: $123.92M
21. Being There (1979)
PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.
Votes: 56,207 | Gross: $30.18M
25. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 455,453 | Gross: $3.65M
26. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 662,556 | Gross: $30.33M
27. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special on the network in seven years, Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of ... See full summary »
28. Weeds (2005–2012)
TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
30. Lewis Black: Red, White and Screwed (2006 TV Special)
TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy
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.
32. Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired (2006 TV Special)
TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary, Comedy
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. She won an Emmy in 2003 for her work on ... See full summary »
34. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)
Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy
Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »
35. Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Live (2013 TV Special)
85 min | Documentary, Comedy
Eddie Izzard returns to stage in 2013 with the biggest stand-up comedy world tour ever & his best live performance yet, Force Majeure Live. Filmed during his mammoth 2013/14 tour around 27 ... See full summary »
36. Eddie Izzard: Live from Wembley (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
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. Eddie deals with important issues ranging from ... See full summary »
37. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
R | 94 min | Comedy, War
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.
Votes: 115,484 | Gross: $32.42M
38. Lucifer (2015– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.
39. Gran Torino (2008)
R | 116 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 617,136 | Gross: $148.10M
41. The Dressmaker (I) (2015)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 38,213 | Gross: $2.02M
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.
44. Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
46. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017– )
TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama
A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
Genius. This series has it all. Brilliant writing, intelligence, *beep* PERFECT comedic timing, style, class and Rachel Brosnahan as the marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Do not miss it.
47. The End Of The F***ing World (2017– )
25 min | Comedy, Drama
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.