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November 13, 2006

5 comedies for your desert island vacation

Updated update! I'd take 7 and my seventh would shirley be Airplane.

Update: I'd take 6 and my sixth would be Monty Python and the Holy Grail...I can't believe I almost left behind we are the knights who say ni! ni! ni ni!!!

22 comedians tell New York Times which comedies they would bring.

Mine (took me about .2 seconds to compile this list):

Annie Hall
When Harry Met Sally
Curb Your Enthusiasm (any season but 5)
There's Something About Mary

Thanks to Nicole for the link!


I doubt I'd take more than one comedy too a desert island. Comedies get pretty stale once the shock value wears off. That being said...

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Fast Times at Ridgemont High


The Big Lebowski

What's Up Doc?

Posted by: Hasan at November 13, 2006 10:46 AM

1. The Big Lebowski
2. The Jerk
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Spaceballs
5. Caddyshack

Posted by: frazer at November 13, 2006 12:06 PM

This is Spinal Tap
Dr. Strangelove
Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Posted by: louis at November 13, 2006 1:38 PM

Duck Soup (1933)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)

I could easily take five Marx Brothers films and some Woody Allen films, not to mention Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, and a few others, but I really do love the Marx Brothers. I tried to vary my list a bit. Also, Mel Brooks. I love High Anxiety (1977).

All of the movies that other people have listed (including you) are fine, too. Decisions, decisions...

Posted by: Harris at November 13, 2006 8:51 PM

Great post Andrea!

I'd take:
Tommy Boy
Bill Hicks Live
and (though this may not officially be a comedy)
Irreconcilable Differences

Posted by: ko at November 13, 2006 11:50 PM

and if i could bring 10...
i'd have to bring:
Animal House
Foul Play
Wedding Crashers
Mommie Dearest

YAY! Great post!!!

Posted by: ko at November 14, 2006 12:01 AM

I think I'm in love with Frazer.

1. The Jerk
2. Raising Arizona
3. Best In Show
4. Spaceballs
5. History of the World: Part 1

Posted by: Krishna at November 14, 2006 1:36 PM

I feel you Krishna. If I could bring a few more, they would be:

History of World: Part 1
My tape of the Simpsons from college with the episode where George Bush moves nextdoor ("Lemonade. Not my forte.")
Bill Hicks Live

Posted by: frazer at November 15, 2006 12:04 PM
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