You can’t beat a bit of comedy. Nothing better to cheer up a gloomy mood and put behind you a 6 game losing streak on FIFA that saw you launch your pad through the air like a swan chasing a bit of mouldy bread. Here’s 5 moments that never fail to get me chuckling.
The Talent Show – Wet Hot American Summer
Wet Hot American Summer is a seriously underrated film. Don’t believe what Rotten Tomatoes tells you, they lie! I love 80s films, and Wet Hot American Summer takes every element in any 80s film ever made and lampoons the living hell out of it.
The talent show is my favourite moment just because it comes completely out the blue, which is an incredible statement for a film where pretty much nothing makes sense.
It has literally got everything. A rocking soundtrack that gets the blood pumping, girls making out, Paul Rudd air guitaring into the wind. It probably doesn’t make much sense without context, but trust me, watch the film, get to that moment and you’ll be in tears.
The Training Montage
Before South Park did their montage song there was this. Greatest. Montage. Ever.
McLovin – Superbad
Superbad is, in my opinion, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s best outing so far. It was the making of the three cast members who have all gone on to have great careers. The fake ID just sums up the film perfectly, Fogell’s defiant stupidity, Seth’s frustrated anger and Evan’s fleeting optimism.
Decapitated Budget – Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber is Jim Carey’s best comedy film. There’s no film that has a better laugh to minute ratio than this.
This scene is just a masterclass in comedic delivery, both from Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels.
Meeting Candy – Harold and Maude
Describing Harold and Maude is no easy task. It is by no means a conventional comedy. It’s a romantic comedy but not like anything you’re ever likely to see.
What makes this scene is that it all goes on in peripheral. It really engages the audience and the anticipation builds to an absolutely amazing pay off. When Harold then breaks the fourth wall you know you’re in for a ride.
The Fight – Step Brothers
Two great comedy actors of the modern era, at the height of their powers, combine in this classic.
This scene is a culmination of half a movies worth of build-up and is a great blending of brilliant writing and beautiful physical comedy.
What are your favourite comedy moments? Let me know in the comments down below.