The Last Laugh (2016 film)

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The Last Laugh
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byFerne Pearlstein
Written byRobert Edwards, Ferne Pearlstein
Release date
  • April 18, 2016 (2016-04-18) (Tribeca Film Festival)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Last Laugh is a 2016 documentary film about whether jokes about the Holocaust can ever be funny.[1]


"Is the Holocaust funny? This documentary looks at the taboo topic of humor, delving deep into pop-culture to find out where to draw the line, and whether that is a desirable—or even possible—goal. Much of the film is centered around Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone who discusses humor in the concentration camps and finding enjoyment in life after the war."


All appearing as themselves
Archive footage


The Last Laugh premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2016.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The film has earned very high critical praise.[3][4] The film is currently at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.[5]


  1. ^ "The Last Laugh". The Film Collaborative. Retrieved 2017-09-08.
  2. ^ Jule Rozite. "The Last Laugh". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ Dennis Harvey (2016-05-19). "Film Review: 'The Last Laugh'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  4. ^ Kenneth Turan (2017-03-16). "Review 'The Last Laugh' asks if there's anything taboo in comedy anymore". LA Times. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  5. ^ "The Last Laugh (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2017-06-08.

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