Dirty movie

Aristocrats launches in the UK

The comedy world gathered in Edinburgh today for the launch of new documentary movie The Aristocrats

Jimmy Carr, Dara O’Briain and Alan Davies were among the top comics who attended the screening of Paul Provenza’s controversial film about the world’s most obscene joke.

It features filthy contributions from the likes of Billy Connolly, Eric Idle, Eddie Izzard and a host of US stand-ups, who analyse the mechanics and the telling of the joke.

Introducing the movie at the Cineworld cinema in Edinburgh, Provenza said: ‘I can’t believe our little comedy porno is now international.’

He said his time on the ‘amazing’ British stand-up circuit last year ‘influenced a lot of what happened in this movie.

‘It’s filthy, vulgar, vile and obscene  - and we see it as a love story.’

However, the film – which was banned by one US chain - proved too much for Davies, who left the auditorium after about 20 minutes.

The Aristocrats will be released in the UK on September 9.

Meanwhile, Provenza is working on a new film with Australian stand-up Brendon Burns, whose late show tonight will feature all those involved in the project.

Burns and Glaswegian stand-up Janey Godley met Provenza off the plane at Edinburgh airport yesterday – dressed as nuns.


Published: 26 Aug 2005

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