Best Comedy Movies – Episode 4

You know that feeling when someone tells you how hilarious they think a movie is and you think, “Do I even know you?” Your comedy choices say a lot about you and this week Shannon and Fadra reveal their top 5 favorites. Do any of these comedies make your favorites list?

1:08 Chatting about DragonCon and some of the more interesting costumes. Here’s a link to watch the parade:

5:37 What we’re watching:

  • Ozarkwe LOVED it! We discuss that jaw-dropping moment and that we NEED another season. Thankfully, Netflix just renewed it for a second season, filming to start in November.
  • The TickCampy comic book series on Amazon Prime. Only 6 episodes. Rated TV-14 but lots of f-bombs and graphic violence, so not completely appropriate for younger audiences.
  • DisjointedKathy Bates owns a store for medical marijuana. Fadra gives it a thumbs down.
  • Walking DeadFadra now loves it. Yay!
  • TravelersShannon is half-way through the season and it reminds her of Quantum Leap starring Scott Bakula. Characters are a bit lacking, but she likes the idea. Fadra says it gets better in the second half.
  • iZombieShannon half-watched a few episodes when my son was watching. It’s a bit corny at times. But she kept watching, so that says something…
  • American Horror Story is back! Shannon thinks this season has a lot of promise.

19:58 Last movie seen? Fadra watched The Circle after Shannon mentioned it last episode. She also chats about stand-up comedy and recommends Ryan Hamilton (Happy Face). Fadra says he’s a combination of Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Seinfeld. Hilarious and appropriate for younger viewers!

23:14 What’s coming up? 

  • Fire Chasers on Netflix. Documentary series that takes viewers into the heart of California’s devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
  • Alias Grace (Netflix, 10/3). Based on the award-winning novel by Margaret Atwood and inspired by true events, Alias Grace tells the story of Grace Marks , a young, poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who – along with the stable hand – finds herself accused and convicted of the infamous 1843 double murder of her employer and his housekeeper.
  • Outlander (Starz) is finally back. Historical drama about a woman who gets magically transported through time from post-WW2 England to 1743 Scotland during the Jacobite rebellions. Very much for mature audiences. Stars Sam Heughan and Catriona Balfe.

27:09 Stinger Topic: Our Top 5 Favorite Comedy Movies

The Jerk starring Steve Martin.

 

28:02 Fadra’s choices (in no particular order):

  • Groundhog Day – 1993, Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
  • Rushmore – 1998, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman
  • This is Spinal Tap – 1984, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner
  • The Jerk – 1979, Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters
  • Raising Arizona – 1987, Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter
  • Wild card: Anything with Madea

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

36:42 Shannon’s choices (in no particular order):

  • School of Rock – 2003, Jack Black, Mike White
  • Pitch Perfect – 2012, Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson
  • Back to the Future – 1985, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd
  • Elf – 2003, Will Ferrell, James Caan
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – 1989, Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
  • Honorable Mention: We’re the Millers and Zoolander

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This week’s epic ending quote comes from a movie on Shannon’s list… Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!