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
LanguageEnglish

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

Synopsis[edit]

"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."

Cast[edit]

All appearing as themselves
Archive footage

Release[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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