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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

RTW -- For a Laugh

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week:  
Who is your favorite comedian or funny book and/or movie?

When it comes to books and movies, I'm a huge fan of one-liners over actual comedies (excluding romantic comedies). For example, Avengers: "His first name is Agent" and "Security breach!" and "I don't see how that's a party" and "Puny god" and "Doth mother know you weareth her drapes" and "I was having 12% of a moment." 

My favorite funny movies are Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and Princess Bride. I'm a big fan of older funny movies. 

When it comes to comedians, I'm more of a fan of clean humor. My first comedian love was Bill Engvall, followed by Jeff Foxworthy. Another of my favorite comedians is Jeff Dunham. I also desperately miss everyone on Whose Line is it Anyway.  

Princess Bride: 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 
 

Whose Line is it Anyway:

3 comments:

Jaime Morrow said...

You make a really good point about one-liners in movies. The Avengers was FULL of hilarious one-liners. :P

The funny thing is, most straight-up comedies make me laugh for about the first half hour and then the rest of the movie just fizzles out. Every time. Better to go with good one-liner films. :)

Colin Smith said...

Yes to Whose Line...? The original British version was hilarious, and they chose an excellent line-up for the US version. Among my favorite moments: Ryan Stiles pretending to be a foal being born. :)

Both the book and the movie of THE PRINCESS BRIDE are hilarious. Hard to imagine the same hand wrote the screenplay for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN! :)

VikLit said...

Monty Pyton is a fab choice. Agree that one liners in a movie can definitely add to my enjoyment!