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One of the trends we've seen this year is there are more comedies,'' says Kirsten Schaffer, Outfest's senior director of programming and operations.
As comedies originating in the great boreal homeland, the Canadiana content fluctuates.
His proplike objects and evolving installations offered audiences sly comedies, sophisticated comedies, vulgar comedies, dumb comedies.
We wanted the funniest comedies we could get," she told the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Of course, Brooks went on to make lamer comedies, and Allen got serious (not that there was anything wrong with that).
12) Persio spoke of one theater, made of wood, almost all of whose boxes were rented by Venetian nobles, who took their wives and daughters to the foul-mouthed comedies performed therein.
When it comes to comedies, the Farrelly Brothers are a proven triple threat," di Bonaventura said.
Peyton Reed has only directed three feature-length comedies.
Canadian romantic comedies have been few and far between.
Like Barber, Hall frames his study of the comedies with a strategic chapter on the Henry IV plays.
continues to hold its position as one of the best comedies on television, and has already received two prestigious Emmy Awards (Linwood Boomer, Best Writer in a Comedy Series & Todd Holland, Best Director in a Comedy Series).
Well, it's actually funny and romantic, unlike many romantic comedies these days,'' cracks Ruffalo, who's been in his share of lame love comedies (``View From the Top'') and comedy-fantasies (``13 Going on 30'').
Jon Pollack, an executive producer on NBC's new computer-animated comedy ``Father of the Pride'' - one of only four comedies on NBC this fall - offers a sage assessment of network prime-time comedy today: ``The public right now has good radar; when a new sitcom comes out, people expect it to be bad,'' he says.
And whether they're going for the gross gag or something more, ahem, cerebral, many who work on horror comedies these days feel that the bull's-eye has become so vast that more parodies are as inevitable as sexually active teenagers not surviving a ``Friday the 13th'' movie.
Comedies today seem to be in a period of malaise - there are fewer of them on the broadcast networks than in the past, viewers aren't flocking to them as they once did and, frankly, a lot of them just aren't very good.