Filmfest 2016 - Aspen Screenings
About This Project


Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


“Comics are the conscience of the people,” Mel Brooks says with a trademark wry smile. Where, then, is the line between dark comedy and plain bad taste? The Last Laugh gathers an A-list group of comedians, including Sarah Silverman and Rob Reiner, to explore the outer limits of permissible humor – a journey into the ethics of entertainment that is at once hilarious and thought-provoking. Topics range from the “too soon” rule, which condemns 9/11 jokes but offers a pass to Spanish Inquisition jokes, to the humor of World War II – why are Nazi jokes commonplace while Holocaust jokes remain taboo? Prepare for some cringe-worthy one-liners and a parade of the great humorists of our time. Colorado Premiere. (USA, 2016)


Writers: Ferne Pearlstein, Robert Edwards
Director: Ferne Pearlstein
Producers: Ferne Pearlstein, Robert Edwards, Amy Hobby, Anne Hubbell, Jan Warner
Editor: Ferne Pearlstein
Featuring: Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Robert Clary, Rob Reiner, Susie Essman, Harry Shearer, Jeffrey Ross, Alan Zweibel, Gilbert Gottfried, Judy Gold, Larry Charles, David Steinberg, Abraham Foxman, Lisa Lampanelli, David Cross, Roz Weinman, Klara Firestone, Elly Gross, Deb Filler, Etgar Keret, Shalom Auslander, Jake Ehrenreich, Hanala Sagal, Renee Firestone


Run Time: 1 hr 25 min.