‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Voted Greatest Comedy Film Ever

spinaltapThe classic 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap has been voted the greatest comedy of all time by a Time Out poll of industry experts.

The film, which follows the fortunes of fictional rock group Spinal Tap as they look to revive previous fortunes, brilliantly satirising every rock n roll cliche in the process, finished ahead of Airplane! and the equally superb British comedy Monty Python’s Life Of Brian.

“It’s sublimely funny and sharp – a comedy built for the long haul which matures with each viewing,” said Time Out critic David Jenkins. “It’s so perfectly constructed and performed, the characters so rich and realistic, that it’s initially a challenge to determine the dividing line between reality and fiction.”

The full list of 100 comedies can be viewed over on the Time Out website.

Top Ten

1: This Is Spinal Tap
2: Airplane!
3: Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
4: Annie Hall
5: Monty Python And The Holy Grail
6: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
7: Withnail And I
8: Groundhog Day
9: Some Like It Hot
10: The Jerk

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