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Topic: Vent alert: Albert Brooks and dummy is back!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 18, 2006 01:30PM)
One of the funniest vent acts to hit tv was comedian/writer/producer Albert Brooks acts that were seen on Carson and elsewhere.

He has a new movie coming out filmed in India called (I think) Comedy in the Muslim World where he searches for what makes Muslims laff. (Very respectfully I might add)

But during the film there is a stage act in a large theater where he brings out his dummy (for the 1st time in 35 years!) and does part of his old act. I don't know if it's the one where the dummy, piece by piece falls apart during the performance but whichever act he does will be worth seeing again. The gag is, he is trying to gage what makes this audience laff and they don't, no matter what he tries. (Reportedly it was very difficult to keep the Indian audience quiet from laffing during the many takes.)
I think Rottentomatoes.com has the info on this new film.

Top of my list.