Hardest I Ever Laughed in Movie Theaters
If asked to make a list of the greatest movie comedies, I would sincerely say Lubitsch, "Defending Your Life," etc. But we're talking honest-to-God, out-loud, physical laughing. A less classy list.
- •"This Is Spinal Tap"My Dad took me to see it when I was a kid. It was dizzying.
- •"Monty Python and the Holy Grail"Dad took me to this, too. It's cliche, but it's the truth - I laughed through the whole thing.
- •"Head"This was the movie that ended the career of 1960s rock band, the Monkees. It was co-written by Jack Nicholson, and it's totally perverse. The Monkees spend the whole movie either committing suicide or getting the shit beat out out of them. I saw it at a repertory screening in college and laughed really hard.
- •"Austin Powers"I was in my early 20s, dating a woman in her late 30s. We went to see "Austin Powers." During the scene where Austin Powers fights off a would-be assassin in a bathroom stall - while shouting, "Who does Number Two work for?!" - I lost it and could not regain composure. Later, my girlfriend told me that it was the moment she knew our relationship was doomed.
- •"Team America: World Police"At the Chinese Theater. The scene where the puppet kept vomiting and vomiting. I couldn't take it.
- •"Hot Rod"The scene where Andy Samberg marched down the street triumphantly, and it turned into a violent riot - I don't totally understand why, but it destroyed me.
- •"Jackass: The Movie," "Jackass Number Two," "Bad Grandpa""Bad Grandpa" was particularly embarrassing because it was just me and one other guy in the theater. Like I said - I wish these were more respectable selections, but I'm just being honest.
- •"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood"Added this because I remembered it was the hardest I laughed AND the most explosive response I ever saw from an audience.
- •"The Squid and the Whale"Added this because I remember dying laughing with my wife over how precisely the Jeff Daniels character was like my Dad - while literally no one else in the theater was laughing.