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Calendar, Night&Day They Said What?

They Said What?

A book of interviews with comedians followed by their portraits sounds slightly ominous, like something you’d find anchoring a liquidating B. Dalton. Satiristas!: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians is not that. First, that title: hell of a thing. Second, it…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Now Dirtier Than Ever

Now Dirtier Than Ever

The Aristocrats (Lions Gate) The single joke around which Paul Provenza's documentary revolves has a standard beginning and ending, like pieces of bread that make a sandwich stuffed with excrement, incest, and whatever other foulness the teller can come up…
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Film, Cherry on Top

Cherry on Top

Some art-house programmer would be wise to schedule a double bill of The Aristocrats, Paul Provenza's talkumentary about the dirtiest joke ever told, and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, writer/director Judd Apatow's near-brilliant movie about a grown-up geek who simply lost interest…
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Film, Working Blue. And Brown.

Working Blue. And Brown.

Pity the daily newspaper critic who must review The Aristocrats without using such phrases as "a longshoreman's arm up a little girl's ass," "then my wife goes down on my son while the dog's licking his balls," "my grandmother's covered…
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