Tag Archives: Comedy About Death

“We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.”

- Bill Hicks
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Film Review: Tig by Directors Ashley York and Kristina Goolsby

A documentary about comedian Tig Notaro's humor through tragedy

First, Tig Notaro went to the hospital for a rare gastrointestinal illness. Then her mother died. Then she got breast cancer. Then she went through a breakup. Just one of these events is enough to make anyone question their existence … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Harold and Maude” (1971) by Hal Ashby

A young man's obsession with death and how his chance relationship with a feisty elderly woman shows him the meaning of a full life

Harold and Maude is a 1971 dark comedic film, as well as a personal favorite of mine, based on a screenplay written by Colin Higgins. Higgins originally planned to direct it himself, but a test shoot left executives unimpressed, and Hal … Continue reading

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Is This Really the End?

A look at the movie This Is the End and its hilarious take on death

If you haven’t seen it by now, then go. This Is the End, with its star-studded cast and satirical bent, might be the funniest movie this year—possibly this decade. Those who enjoy films featuring James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill … Continue reading

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