The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) December 8, 2005
On Monday night December 12th a host of comedians will descend on the world-famous Mann’s Chinese Theatres in Hollywood to take part in the Hollywood's Master Storytellers™ presentation of "The Aristocrats," a Comedy featuring some of America’s greatest comics, including Drew Carey, Robin Williams, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg, George Carlin, and Steven Wright. A live discussion with cast members Bob Saget, Penn & Teller, Jason Alexander, Paul Provenza, Sarah Silverman and Andy Dick will follow the screening. Hollywood's Master Storytellers™ showcases a mix of recent and classic films featuring a live discussion with the talented Storytellers and talent who made the film, giving audiences the “Great Stories Behind the Great Stories.”
"Our presentation of ‘The Aristocrats’ will be one of the funniest nights of comedy ever," says Gordon Meyer, the creator and one of the executive producers of Hollywood’s Master Storytellers. "With the phenomenal group of stars coming on the 12th, anything can happen – and probably will,” adds Nadine Hamdan, who, together with Meyer and John Culton is an executive producer of the prestigious series.
"The Aristocrats," made by comedian-director, Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller, features dozens of comedians giving their take on an old dirty joke that has been told and handed down since vaudeville. Reviews describe the film as "gloriously filthy," "hilariously profane," "ingenious," "a raucous celebration of free speech," "uproarious," "obscene," "vulgar" and "might be the funniest movie you'll ever see."
Tickets will be available the week of December 5th at the Chinese Theatre box office and online at http://www.MovieTickets.com. "Comedy fans are in for a real treat with ‘The Aristocrats’ and live appearances by Paul Provenza, Penn & Teller, Jason Alexander, Andy Dick, Bob Saget, and Sarah Silverman," says Culton. “This kind of all-star lineup of comedians all on one stage bouncing off of each other is an event that fans can normally only dream about.”
Paul Provenza, the director of the film, has been on the cutting edge of comedy for the past two decades. Audiences know Paul from his appearances on the hit show "Northern Exposure” as the new doctor in town replacing Rob Morrow. Television viewers also saw Paul as Dinah Manoff’s boyfriend in the NBC comedy "Empty Nest" and his numerous appearances on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” and the critically acclaimed Showtime series, “Beggars and Choosers.”
Penn Jillette is the larger, louder half of the comedic magic act, Penn & Teller. Together they have been performing to packed houses worldwide for over 30 years. In addition to their hit show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where Penn & Teller partner perform year round, they are also the hosts, writers and producers of the popular series “Penn & Teller: Bullshit” on Showtime, co-hosted and co-executive produced of USA Network’s hit variety series “Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” and have appeared on countless movies and TV shows, including “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Toy Story” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Penn was also the original announcer for the Comedy Central cable network.
Jason Alexander is perhaps best known for his Emmy nominated role as George Costanza on the hit series “Seinfeld,” Alexander also starred in the ABC sitcom “Bob Patterson.” Other career highlights include the movies, “Pretty Woman,” Disney’s animated “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” and the musical production of “A Christmas Carol.” Alexander earned a Tony Award for his performance in “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” and tremendous acclaim as Max Bialystock in the Los Angeles production of Mel Brooks’ hit Broadway musical “The Producers.”
America made Bob Saget a star in two of ABC’s most successful and longest running series as one of the stars of “Full House” and the original host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Sharp eared fans can hear his narration in the new hit CBS series, “How I Met Your Mother” as the older version of “Ted,” the series’ lead character.
Andy Dick currently co-stars in the hit sitcom “Less Than Perfect,” now in its third season on ABC. He was also one of the co-stars of the long-running series “News Radio”. Other career highlights include the recent Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson, the hit MTV series “The Reality Show.” In 2006 audiences will hear his voice in the animated feature “Hoodwinked,” along with Anne Hathaway, James Belushi and Glenn Close.
Sarah Silverman is a sharp tongued comedian who got her national debut as a writer/performer on “Saturday Night Live” and has gone on to appear in “The School of Rock” with Jack Black, “Heartbreakers” with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt and the big screen version of the hit Broadway musical “Rent”. She is a regular guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and was a featured comedian on Comedy Central’s Pamela Anderson roast. Her concert film, “Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic” got rave reviews at several prominent film festivals, including Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers who calls Silverman, “the most outrageously funny woman alive.”
Twice each month, Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™ showcases the motion picture industry’s most fascinating Storytellers. Since its launch Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™ has been host to such luminaries as Academy Award® winning writer/director James Cameron, three-time Academy Award® winning writer/director Oliver Stone, actor/producer Drew Barrymore, director Richard Donner, DreamWorks principal and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor/producer/director George Clooney. A broadcast version is currently in development. Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™, which is open to the public, provides audiences with the opportunity to meet some of Hollywood’s best Storytellers, telling the always-fascinating “Great Stories Behind the Great Stories™” and is a production of HOLLYWOOD’S MASTER STORYTELLERS ENTERTAINMENT. FilmStew.com is the official online home of Hollywood’s Master Storytellers™.
Privately owned and based in Toronto, TH!NKFilm was founded in September 2001 by President/CEO Jeff Sackman. TH!NKFilm represents the new face of independent film, distributing high-quality, award-winning independent films to the home entertainment marketplace. TH!NKFilm’s most recent releases include the Academy Award® winning feature-length documentary Born into Brothels, Murderball, Tell Them Who You Are, Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, Overnight, Mondovino, Kontroll and Dallas 362. More information about TH!NKFilm can be found online at http://www.thinkfilmcompany.com.
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