The Last Laugh (2019 film)

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The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh (2019) Film Poster.jpg
Directed byGreg Pritikin
Produced byRob Paris
Written byGreg Pritikin
StarringRichard Dreyfuss
Chevy Chase
Andie MacDowell
Lewis Black
Kate Micucci
Chris Parnell
Music byJay Weigel
CinematographySteve Gainer
Edited byMichael Palmerio
Paris Film
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11) (United States)
CountryUnited States

The Last Laugh is a comedy film written and directed by Greg Pritikin. It stars Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase.


A former stand-up comedian who retired from the spotlight 50 years ago reunites with his former manager after he convinces him to do one last comedy tour.



The film was announced on September 25, 2017 after a deal was brokered for Netflix to distribute.[1] The cast, headlined by Richard Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase, was announced and filming began in New Orleans the same day.[2][3] The film was dedicated "for Paul Mazursky."[4][5]


It was released on Netflix on January 11, 2019.[6]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 53% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 5.38/10. The site's consensus reads: "Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss are a sight for sore eyes, but they unfortunately do not get The Last Laugh in a generic buddy comedy that never musters any jokes worthy of their comedic chops".[7]


  1. ^ Burwick, Kevin (28 December 2018). "Netflix's The Last Laugh Trailer Unites Chevy Chase & Richard Dreyfuss". MovieWeb. Watchr Media. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (25 September 2017). "Chevy Chase, Andie MacDowell, Richard Dreyfuss & More Topline Netflix Comedy Film 'The Last Laugh'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (25 September 2017). "Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Lewis Black to Star in Netflix's 'Last Laugh'". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  4. ^ Ali Zafar, Mishal (11 January 2019). "Is 'The Last Laugh' Based On A True Story? Netflix's New Comedy Proves It's Never Too Late To Live Your Dream". Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  5. ^ Bertelsen, Jeffrey Rex (11 January 2019). "REVIEW: The Last Laugh (2019)". I'm Jeffrey Rex. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ Hemmert, Kylie (December 12, 2018). "New Netflix January 2019 Movie and TV Titles Announced". Evolve Media, LLC. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Last Laugh (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved October 20, 2019.

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