In honor of the opening weekend of Funny People and its cast of Comic Strip Live alumni, we asked the comics on tonight’s lineup,
“What is your favorite movie about comedy?” and/or “What’s your favorite comedy film?”
These are their answers:
Host Erik Rivera
Comedian, a documentary by Comic Strip Live! Alum Jerry Seinfeld and currently The Hangover
Comedian and There’s Something About Mary
Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke
“Hey man, if we’re going to wear uniforms, let’s all wear something different.” – Tommy Chong
As a kid, it was definitely Airplane! And now as an adult, his favorite serious-funny movie is Forrest Gump.
Funny People is his favorite film exclusively about comedy.
Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin’ and Trading Places
Funny Bones with Jerry Lewis and Oliver Platt
Richard Pryor Live in Concert and Gigli
For some other movies about comedy recommended by the line-up, check out When Stand Up Stood Out, Punchline, Mr. Saturday Night, Man on the Moon, and King of Comedy.
Thanks for reading, and check back next Sunday for the next Question of the Night!