45 minutes | Mar 7, 2017

131: Taboo Comedy Documentaries ft. 'The Last Laugh' Director Ferne Pearlstein

Episode Summary: This week on the FadCast, "The Last Laugh" director Ferne Pearlstein drops in to talk taboo comedy and how one approaches making a documentary about Holocaust jokes. From being delighted by Mel Brooks to having to censor Jeff Ross, Pearlstein recounts what content made it into her new documentary and what didn't. We then put "The Last Laugh" into perspective by comparing to other comedy documentaries and how Pearlstein drew inspiration from the uncouth "The Aristocrats." But first, Pearlstein joins us for a "ludicrous" scene reading from the Mel Brooks classic "Spaceballs!" Before that, we briefly talk MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES MONTHLY XBOX GAME PASS SERVICE and EXCLUSIVE: ‘WOLVES’ WRITER/DIRECTOR BART FREUNDLICH TALKS MAKING A GOOD SPORTS MOVIE for our SPEED ROUND!  Episode Breakdown: Pooya: You are listening to FilmFad.com’s FadCast Episode 131 Ryan: With our special guest, Director of THE LAST LAUGH, Ferne Pearlstein Pooya: Today, we'll awkwardly chuckle about the fine line between funny and faux pas... Ryan: as we talk Documentaries about Taboo Comedy. Pooya: You’ll hear all that and more so let’s get started! (Intro Music break) Current Events -MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES MONTHLY XBOX GAME PASS SERVICE and EXCLUSIVE: ‘WOLVES’ WRITER/DIRECTOR BART FREUNDLICH TALKS MAKING A GOOD SPORTS MOVIE (~2min) Script Read - "Spaceballs" ft. Ferne Pearlstein as Col. Sandurz, Ryan as Rico & Dark Helmet and Pooya as the Narrator. (~5min) Main Topic - Taboo Comedy Documentaries (~38min) Do YOU want to be featured on an episode of the FadCast?! Well then, call the FadCast hotline at (310) 651-8127 and leave us a voicemail to possibly be featured on an upcoming episode! Awesome, right?! We know!!!
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