Stand-up comedians who have been able to successfully transfer their humor to the silver screen are not all that common. Many have tried. Many keep trying, but there are some giants in the halls of comedy’s legacy who have done it in a way that no one will soon forget.
Comedy has always pushed boundaries. These movies helped us explore stereotypes, talk about them, and ultimately laugh about them. The stand-up comedians in these films are legends on stage and legends on screen. Let’s see.
8/8 happy gilmore
Adam Sandler worked in comedy clubs before he found fame as an actor. In one of his best roles, Sandler stars as: happy gilmore 1996 comedy of the same name. Happy is a former ice hockey player known for his toughness and amazing slapshot, which he can transfer to his one dynamite golf his swing. When Happy learned that his grandmother’s house was going to be foreclosed on, he used his newly acquired golfing skills to win a local tournament, turn pro, and eventually own his grandmother’s house. I saved you. Happy and his famous golf fight with his partner, Bob Barker, is too epic to forget.
7/8 wedding singer
Another classic Adam Sandler release is the 1998 film. wedding singer Also starring Drew Barrymore. Sandler plays Robbie, a musician with rock star ambitions but now gigs as a wedding singer. threw it on the altar. Robbie is set to perform at her friend Julia’s (played by Barrymore) wedding, but when it is revealed that her fiancée has been unfaithful, she and Robbie form a romantic attachment. Robbie’s ex wants to reconcile, but as fate would have it, with the help of Billy Idol and a plane full of passengers, Robbie and Julia are brought together.
6/8 Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong had been a stand-up comedy duo for several years before its 1978 release. up in smokeCheech plays Anthony “Mann” Stoner and Chong plays his sidekick Pedro de Pacas. Two stoners and his musicians find themselves involved in a smuggling operation for Pot driving a van from Mexico to Los Angeles. On their way across the border, two female hitchhikers convince them to enter a band battle contest, which they win and get a recording contract. The smoky laughter of this first film was so successful that it spawned several sequels.
5/8 star crazy
Stand-up legend Richard Pryor has appeared in several comedies, star crazy one of his best. This 1998 release was directed by none other than Sidney Poitier. Gene Wilder co-stars with Pryor as Skip and Harry, unemployed associates arrested for robbing a bank in woodpecker suits. While in prison, warden discovers Skip has a knack for riding bulls and enlists him in the annual rodeo competition. Skip and Harry, along with a few prison buddies, use the rodeo as an escape opportunity. It’s a classic and a huge success.
4/8 come to america
come to america is a 1988 romantic comedy in which Eddie Murphy plays Hakeem Jofar, the wealthy and spoiled prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. Arsenio Hall also appears in the film as the Prince’s personal secretary and his friend Cicada. On his 21st birthday, Prince Hakeem’s parents informed him that they had chosen a future bride, but he decided that he wanted to find an independent woman who would love him for who he was, and he and Semie leave for America to live as poor immigrants in Queens.New York. Hakeem finds a woman he believes is the perfect match for her, but she hits it off when she finds out he lied to her about her own identity. Akeem explains his reasons for keeping being a wealthy prince a secret and offers to give it all up. She wisely declines the offer and they work it out.
3/8 Pootie Tongue
if you haven’t seen Pootie Tongue, as soon as you’re done here, find it and take a look. If you like silly, radical, action-packed comedies, this 2001 film of his is co-written and directed by Louis CK and stars stand-up his masters Chris Rock and Wanda his sykes. Legendary New York stand-ups Dave Attell of his comics and JB Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm are also in the film. Pootie Tang (played by Lance Crouther) is basically a superhero who has been a ladies’ man since childhood. He uses a magic belt given to him by his father as a weapon, with which he fights evildoers. And he kicks all kinds of butts!
2/8 back to school
Rodney Dangerfield in the 1986 film back to school Comical gold. “No Respect” King plays Thorton Mellon, a successful businessman who decides to enroll in the same college as his son to prevent him from dropping out. Through money, partying, and influence, Thorton becomes a big deal on campus, creating a rift with his son, who feels like he lives in his father’s shadow. The two reunite at the Championship Dive event, allowing Thorton to win the tournament with an unprecedented “Triple Lindy.” Sam Kinison and a young Robert Downey Jr. are also in the film.
1/8 The Jerk
The Jerk, released in 1979, was directed by Carl Reiner and was Steve Martin’s first lead role. Martin plays Navin R. Johnson, the white son of a poor black sharecropper. Having challenged his common sense, Nabin one day sets off to find his way in the world and accidentally creates an invention that makes him very wealthy. Navin gets married, buys a mansion and finds his “special purpose”, but it all comes to a halt when a class action lawsuit is filed against him for a flawed invention. He ends up alone, bankrupt and homeless. But luckily, Navin’s parents invested the money he sent home and got rich, and he and his wife Marie (played by Bernadette Peters) were able to move into their lovely new home. I can do it.