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The 20 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

The funniest movies tend to burrow into our brains like no other form of popular entertainment. Through repeated viewings and earworm quotes, they create unconscious templates for life's milestones and stopovers — dating, road trips, the college experience, marriage, the working world — and remind us of moments in time as well as entire eras. They're comfort food and therapy, high art and cultural critique, nestled lovingly amid fart jokes and crotch punches.

The best comedy movies also enjoy a freedom that seems out of place in most other media, with run-times that allow them to develop complicated but self-contained worlds, the full buffet of acting, editing, and musical options, and [...]

Inside the 'Wayne's World' Reunion Panel

The Academy of Arts & Sciences held a Wayne's World reunion panel following a screening of the movie last night in LA, with stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey present to celebrate the film's 21st anniversary. Joining Myers and Carvey at the panel were Wayne's World villain Rob Lowe, director Penelope Spheeris, producer (and Academy president) Hawk Koch, and producer Lorne Michaels. Tickets to the event sold out in 90 seconds.

A lot of news outlets have been incorrectly reporting that Myers and Carvey ended a longstanding feud to appear at the panel together last night, but that's not really the case. Things have been [...]

'SNL 40' Review: The Stars Come Home

After 40 years, Saturday Night Live may be the only remaining "watercooler comedy" that everyone still has something to say about. Whether it's "The first five years were the best," or "Bring back Victoria Jackson!" (just kidding, no one says that), we all have our opinions on what is or isn't funny on the show… not just us nerdy online reviewers. SNL is, after all, one of the only shows we grew up with that's still on the air – those of us under 40 haven't lived in a world without it — and we each have a personal connection to the first incarnation of it that spoke to us. For me, it was Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond [...]

Dana Carvey Bats Our Emotions Around Like a Ball of Yarn

When you're Dana Carvey and you go on Conan immediately after Will Ferrell announces an Anchorman 2 in character, there's really only one thing you can do: announce Wayne's World 3 (complete with tepid, middle-aged schwing) and get us all atwitter for the half second before we realize you're joking, and then win us back with your George Bush Sr. and Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions. Who could stay mad at that guy? (Carvey, I mean, not Schwarzenegger. Lots of people could stay mad at him, I bet.)

Watch the 'Wayne's World' Reunion Panel

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reunited for a Wayne's World panel in LA this week, with Lorne Michaels and Rob Lowe also joining them, and here's video of that very panel for those of us who weren't there in case you want to see it or have to lie about being there as an alibi.

The Finally Screenings: I Just Saw Wayne's World For the First Time

In The Finally Screenings, Alden Ford is watching comedy classics that, because he grew up in a cave in Alaska, he’s never seen before. These are his takes on movies everyone else has seen before.

Last week I started this column by saying how exciting it is to think that I might see “a film I didn’t know I needed.” I was being hyperbolic, of course, but I really do like the idea of finding a classic comedy that fills some sort of gap – whether it’s simply the context for a quote I’ve heard thousands of times but never understood, or a deeper understanding of the shoulders [...]