Greg Proops – Time Out London – September 15th, 2011

      Greg Proops has done just about anything you can do in comedy. A regular member of the ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ team in both the UK and USA, he also performs stand-up all over the world, is part of Paul Provenza’s improv stand-up show ‘The Set List’ and has his own hugely successful podcast, ‘The Smartest Guy in the World’, which is available to download from smartest.libsyn.com.

1. The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
3. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
4. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
5. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
6. The General (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926)
7. Bedazzled (Stanley Donen, 1967)
8. Raising Arizona (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1987)
9. A Day At the Races (Sam Wood, 1937)
10. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
11. They Might Be Giants (Anthony Harvey, 1971)

      ‘The Producers’ is a love story about two men. The scene at the fountain where Gene Wilder agrees to do Zero Mostel’s evil plan is Mel Brooks’ crowning achievement as an artist. They are human, they fail and we still love them and it is not sentimental – that is the toughest hat-trick for a comedy picture.

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