No Laughing Matter


On Monday we reported on “Indignation,” the Philip Roth adaptation that opens today. Well another movie is hitting theaters as well, a documentary on comedy in the age of perpetual outrage called “Can We Take A Joke?

As a tribute to the gentle art of making people laugh, here’s a mini-gallery of comedic actor Leslie Nielsen, who went down into humor history with the “Naked Gun” films. Yet he began his career as a B movie leading man; in fact I just recently rewatched “Forbidden Planet,” in which Nielsen’s role is about as straight-laced as can be. I wonder if anyone in the industry knew that such a talent to amuse lay underneath?

Never forget the old adage that laughter is the best medicine. After the two political conventions, I think we could all use a heavy dose. — CC





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7 Comments on "No Laughing Matter"

  1. Daughters of Comedy Godfathers: Kelly Carlin, Rain Pryor, & Kitty Bruce

  2. A. Nonny Mouse | July 29, 2016 at 3:15 pm |

    So how is that HuffPo contract coming? Anyone taking you seriously yet?

  3. “I am serious…and don’t call me Shirley.”

  4. I thought he was born with that silver hair.

  5. He resembles Vince Price with that mustache

    Mayor: Now Drebin, I don’t want any trouble like you had on the South Side last year, that’s my policy.

    Frank: Well, when I see five weirdos, dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards, that’s *my* policy!

    Mayor: That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of “Julius Caesar,” you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones!

  6. Eddie Burke | July 30, 2016 at 8:31 am |

    Frank sounds just like a Republican!

  7. Franks in a union, so can’t be Republican.

    Check this out, No Laughing Matter being the thread

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