December 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Comedy can arise out of hard-fought technique or stem from the transcendence of style. Both a comic’s comic and a people’s favorite, Will Ferrell is one of those gifted folk who do funny as both an art and as a craft, and he was one of the first stars to conquer online humor, bursting forth with this comedy gem “The Landlord” on his writing partner Adam McKay’s web site FunnyOrDie.
(Warning: “The Landlord” might be NSFW”):
McKay is one of the best at combining laughter with political insight. If you haven’t seen his film The Other Guys (2010) yet, which stars Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, I highly suggest putting it in your Netflix cue.
It’s hilariousness and it’s a critique of our corrupt political and financial system. Like the best comedies and the best of Ferrell, it works on multiple levels.