Comedy Film Funnel
A podcast/videocast focusing on comedy films through the lens of comedy history, hosted by Suzen Tekla Kruglnska and New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator.
Episode 9: PLAYTIME (1967)
We discuss the quiet, gentle weirdness of this comedy masterpiece by Jacques Tati.
Episode 8: KIDS IN THE HALL: BRAIN CANDY (1996)
A discussion of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe and their movie.
Bonus: CASINO ROYALE (1967)
We discuss the Peter Sellers and Orson Welles crack at a James Bond comedy film that was a hugely successful disaster.
Episode 7: BEING THERE (1979)
We discuss this satirical masterpiece, plus the life and career of Peter Sellers.
Bonus: THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN INVINCIBLE (1983)
We discuss this little-known superhero-musical flop starring Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, and with the music of Richard O'Brien, writer and composer for THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
Episode 6: THE IN-LAWS (1979)
We discuss this classic as well as the careers of Peter Falk and Alan Arkin.
Bonus: PARODY MOVIE TRAILERS
We discuss the parody movie trailers HARDWARE WARS (1978), CLOSET CASES OF THE NERD KIND (1980), and PORKLIPS NOW (1980), and then go off on a tangent about jokes from the 1700s.
Episode 5: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014)
We discuss the vampire mockumentary and the careers of its makers.
Bonus: DUCK SOUP, MILLION $ LEGS, DIPLOMANIACS
We discuss three films that all came out around 1933, all satirizing politics. WARNING: DIPLOMANIACS includes many racist tropes, so do not watch the movie if you do not want to see Blackface and other racist content.
Bonus: ANIMAL CRACKERS OUTTAKES
Here we edited together interesting facts and discussion about the Marx Brothers and ANIMAL CRACKERS that had been cut out of episode four.
Episode 4: ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930)
We discuss this seminal film and the career of the Marx Brothers.
Bonus: SOUTH PARK DISCUSSION
Joe is back to discuss South Park and the work of Matt and Trey, including the controversies.
Episode 3: TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE (2004)
Guest cohost Corey Powell joins Suzen to discuss Trey Parker and Matt Stone's all-marionette production, as well as the career of Trey and Matt.
Bonus: ANN MAGNUSON INTERVIEW
A fun discussion with Ann Magnuson about filming CABIN BOY, her career, and her grandmother's amazing handmade dolls.
Episode 2: CABIN BOY (1994)
We discuss the cult favorite, the history of Bob & Ray, the Letterman shows, and Chris Elliott's career.
Bonus: YELLOWBEARD (1983)
We discuss the famous pirate film flop which includes Peter Cook, members of Monty Python, members of the cast of Young Frankenstein, and James Mason.
Bonus: BEDAZZLED OUTTAKES
Outtakes from two recordings of discussions of BEDAZZLED (1967), including one that was not aired.
Episode 1: BEDAZZLED (1967)
We discuss the comedy masterpiece along with the life and careers of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
We introduce ourselves and talk about the podcast.