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Pure comedies have all but vanished from the big screen, and the ones that are made tend to flounder at the box office. Is the genre deader than a bad yo mama joke, or totally alive and well? Let’s find out in this Wisecrack Edition: Is Comedy Dead?

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ASeeker
ASeeker Hace 5 días
Humor in American comedy films isn't what it used to be.
Taurui
Taurui Hace 7 días
"Our Comic Sans abilities are not only alive, but thriving" - dear god, NO!
Lala Land
Lala Land Hace 9 días
I don't get "I'm TS-Motherfucking-A" why is it funny
lynxminx4
lynxminx4 Hace 10 días
It seems weird to argue that comedy is 'alive' as a mode, when other genres have persisted in their own right. Sure, comic relief is everywhere, always has been...
JustinHuman
JustinHuman Hace 15 días
The new wave of ridiculous ultra-"liberalism" is to blame, since most things that are funny will now be labeled as offensive to someone somewhere and censored to hell, comedies are trying to win a fight with their hands tried behind their backs and their feet glued to the floor.
JustinHuman
JustinHuman Hace 15 días
There are three main reasons I won't go to see a comedy in theaters: 1) Comedies don't benefit from the emersive experience gained in a theater like an action or horror movie does. (Also, I like being able to rewind parts that I might have missed in a comedy) 2) The turn-around time from theater to home media these days is so fast, that even if someone spoils a joke for me, it's probably not going to ruin the movie completely. It's not like I have to worry about a plot twist being revealed for a comedy. 3) If it ends up not being funny to me while I'm streaming it, I can switch to something better without getting into a fist fight with a teenager wearing a popcorn butter stained vest.
Repent man
Repent man Hace 16 días
we hungry for more mr bean
vynat draco
vynat draco Hace 17 días
So the death of comedy as a genre but survival as a mode is like the death of Sega as a console but survival as a software producer?
bubbleballgirl
bubbleballgirl Hace 23 días
You have a mouth not too dissimilar to Wallace from Wallace and Grommet.
FlowUrbanFlow
FlowUrbanFlow Hace 23 días
It's because everyone thinks making fun of stuff is being hilarious, and old school comedy is cringe
Dan Moriarty
Dan Moriarty Hace 25 días
Reminds me of in Joker when the gun falls out of his pants at the children's hospital - I DIED laughing
x x
x x Hace 25 días
There is no reason to go to the theatre for a comedy movie when they are available in the home a month after release. There is no ergency to get to a theater to see it becasue you arent going for great sound and imersive visuals. Your seeig a comedy to laugh and that can be done at home. Star Wars is a different experience on the big screen with dolby sound. Plus international audiences do not get american comedy all the time.
S S
S S Hace un mes
So what you're saying is that my comedy about the Tiananmen Square massacre starring Winnie-the-Pooh isn't going to do very well in China?
Carl Stockman
Carl Stockman Hace un mes
“News Team! Assemble!”
Anon B
Anon B Hace un mes
US-centric. There is comedy outside the USA too.
Burak Yalçınkaya
Burak Yalçınkaya Hace un mes
Not just comedy , any kind of movie died , any categorized film have no interesting idea in it or interesting story or some kind of entertainment , any new movie has given to us look like cheap commercials
gretchen baker
gretchen baker Hace un mes
Ohh This year (I know I'm super late for this vid) But Knives Out was fantastic and funny and did very well so hopefully this will help get the studios to support more comedys and less block busters International people love comedy too but just get fed the same old stuff
Vincenzo Pollice
Vincenzo Pollice Hace 2 meses
👍💯
nathan mazz
nathan mazz Hace 2 meses
What's that movie at 12:30?
José Jeová Zé
José Jeová Zé Hace 2 meses
I think that it is not the pure comedy genre that is dead but all pure genres are. The is no more pure genre movie that makes real movie, movies have to be a mix of comedy, drama, superhero stuff, because they have to please to most people possible so it makes the most amount of money possible.
cathedra
cathedra Hace 2 meses
PC culture the death of all art forms.Everything needs to fit into narrative of don't offend anyone Because we need are feelings protected
Owen Bunny
Owen Bunny Hace 2 meses
most comedy now days are just cringe
luedriver
luedriver Hace 2 meses
mostly dead
chokotora
chokotora Hace 2 meses
Airplane is still funny today so yknow people are just shit at making comedy movies now. Most comedy’s either a. Try to make fun of the younger generations in embarrassing inability to connect with them or b. Use outdated gags i.e. fat Adam Sandler as a woman who is his sister. Like. Yikes guys. Comedy can thrive and it is on TV’s (and yes Big Bang is 100% not that it’s only an embarrassment oops sorry not sorry Big Bang should be sorry) so I think people can’t adapt to the new form of comedy that is so slapstick hilarious in vines/tik toks
ECL28E
ECL28E Hace 3 meses
It's not. Making a good comedy movie that people want to re-watch is really difficult to do.
Aran Erem
Aran Erem Hace 3 meses
Comedy is dead. There's nothing funny anymore. The movies that are made today suck. They don't try anymore. These filmmakers and the crap they make today
Locksher Mohes
Locksher Mohes Hace 3 meses
No, that's not true...international public love smart dialogues and cultural jokes...and sarcasm...We totally love Friends and 2 and a half men and old comedies, in general, before all the stupid limitations and censorship....
Locksher Mohes
Locksher Mohes Hace 3 meses
What?! "We use special effects and superheroes and action to appeal to the international public?!"...That's bullshit! Only Americans are simple enough to prefer lame superheroes, explosions and visual effects, over a smart story.... I'm not an American and would 100% prefer the old stuff(such as "Charmed" or "The X Files"), over the next avengers or whatever.... WE, NON-AMERICANS, WANT DIALOGUES AND STORIES, NOT VISUAL EFFECTS OR LAME SUPERHEROS....or, as you said "explosions, big guns and superheros"...no! Fuck superheros!
Locksher Mohes
Locksher Mohes Hace 3 meses
Comedy sucks nowadays, because of PC and "family-friendly" culture. Anything that might be considered slightly offensive to a group of ppl is being censored...Old school edgy comedy, like "Married With Children" or "2 and A Half Men" simply wouldn't be allowed to see air nowadays. If "2 And a Half Men" was made today, the show would be deemed "inappropriate" or "offensive" or "family unfriendly" and it wouldn't make it anywhere, because "Oh, I'm offended" or "it's not family-friendly enough"....Well, fuck family friendly and fuck PC culture
Rick Reason
Rick Reason Hace 3 meses
Film has never been where I'd go first for my chuckles. TV is almost always a better option for comedy.
Living Failure
Living Failure Hace 3 meses
It's so much easier to look at shitty memes than to watch quality comedy live
Tom Hunks
Tom Hunks Hace 3 meses
Toy Story 4 is a comedy right
Qwerty asdf
Qwerty asdf Hace 3 meses
Yes, and the PC police killed it.
Bret Horne
Bret Horne Hace 3 meses
Sure. But please no more super hero movies.
Ravi B Maharaj
Ravi B Maharaj Hace 3 meses
Pretty Woman was a comedy?
Commodore Wet-toots
Commodore Wet-toots Hace 3 meses
Uh, excuse me. I'm an American and I love the God of cookery. How dare you.
Raj Krishan
Raj Krishan Hace 3 meses
it's alive 🤘🏻
Imtiaz
Imtiaz Hace 3 meses
04:37 Heyyyy........................that's not true!!
Heironeous77
Heironeous77 Hace 3 meses
Comedy requires a victim. Every joke, every punchline, someone is the butt of it. Austin Powers is often about making Austin the victim, or lampooning stereotypes. Ghost Busters is funny because the main cast is often the victim of their own humor and world view. In current society, you cannot have certain victims. It's forbidden by committee and special interest groups. Translation plays a part, but at the end of the day the only things that are "safe" to tell jokes about are stale and tired. Leaving only small moments of humor to be found in other movies. Marvel or DC movies being a good example. But the days when you could make a Scary Movie are gone. Most of those jokes would start an online hate petition in seconds. The same with absolute classics like Blazing Saddles. Our ability to laugh is curtailed by moral authoritarians who propose to know better what is right and good for us as a society, and peddle fear of offense or misstep so intensely that we can no longer laugh at ourselves. It's a sad state of affairs, if you ask me.
OMGitsSeppie
OMGitsSeppie Hace 3 meses
I can only speak for myself, but comedies became more lazy and vulgar, with little wit or intrigue... I think people just got bored of seeing the same lazy comedies.
kakarroto007
kakarroto007 Hace 3 meses
just no.
JoeyPsych
JoeyPsych Hace 3 meses
What movie is at 12:25?
Lord Immortallix
Lord Immortallix Hace 3 meses
Comedy is dead and sjws killed it
TheHmongol
TheHmongol Hace 3 meses
It's because audiences today cannot comprehend anything else other than the shitty Disney remakes and cookie cutter marvel films.
kickasskeenan
kickasskeenan Hace 3 meses
so many respex to whoever can tell me the movie from 12:46 with tim heidecker and the guy with the knife
NessMasterGengar!
NessMasterGengar! Hace 3 meses
Animation comedies are pretty good
Bless Gillette
Bless Gillette Hace 3 meses
Forgetting about Stand up comedy
Blastertronus
Blastertronus Hace 4 meses
Leftist: **TRIGGERED!!!**
fockin great
fockin great Hace 4 meses
What's the clip at 3:04 from? I've got no clue.
William Steeves
William Steeves Hace 4 meses
Comedy is good. I like comedy.
Shahrooz Shadbakht
Shahrooz Shadbakht Hace 4 meses
I think it's shifting from comedy movies to stand-up specials. Just as many people love comedy, it's just that stand-up is getting more attention in recent decades.
Panchogmail
Panchogmail Hace 4 meses
The world is getting tired of your scatological culture.
Deisi Pütsepp
Deisi Pütsepp Hace 4 meses
👍
DeadlyDeadlyBeees
DeadlyDeadlyBeees Hace 4 meses
The tendancy to have comedy in non-comedy movies seems like it's come with the rise in being meta. They are both ways to kind of let viewers know that they're self-aware and savvy to tropes and genres and stuff.
SirTickleTots
SirTickleTots Hace 4 meses
Zombieland 2
Odin Ponzi
Odin Ponzi Hace 4 meses
Pc culture killed movies in general
TagusMan
TagusMan Hace 4 meses
The last film that actually made me laugh out loud was Sharknado 6: Global Swarming. And when Sharknado is the only funny thing coming out of Hollywood...
Krista Oswald
Krista Oswald Hace 4 meses
This goes with the argument (of which I am a proponent) that sci-fi should definitely be considered as a medium, not a genre. Saying "I don't like sci-fi" seems ridiculous considering GOTG should realistically be considered a sci-fi movie. Superhero movies are the same - medium, not necessarily genre.
12DAMDO
12DAMDO Hace 4 meses
yeah i agree that writing international comedy is hard but it's not impossible! memes are very universal and by studying meme culture you can find some patterns that you can try out in your work (and with this i don't mean include memes, although this tactic has worked in the past as well with shows like South Park and Gumball)
KryptonBorn1
KryptonBorn1 Hace 4 meses
Coming to America 2 is going to be PG-13. Nuff said.
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