Sunday, August 05, 2007

Monkey business

Rented the Christopher Guest comedy For Your Consideration this weekend. Funny, if not quite up to the standard set by the Waiting for Guffman et al.

Some of the out-and-out funniest bits come from a British comedian/actress/ventriloquist I'd never seen before, Nina Conti. Here are some scenes and a long outtake I found on YouTube:



I've never seen a ventriloquist react so naturally with a puppet before--she seems genuinely surprised by what comes out of his mouth.

2 comments:

MsYvone said...

"Home for Purim!"

I'll have to watch that again for Nina, the outtakes are hysterical! You're right, she's so natural. Brilliant!

Doug said...

Brilliant is a good word for her. And adorable. Thanks for posting this, Jim.