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Comedies to see at the Tribeca Film Fest

The Tribeca Film Festival is unique in that it pays just as much attention to its comedy selection as it does its dramas. This year there's comedies from recognizable names that will hit your nostalgia button, and others that are a part of the daily twittersphere in our current pop culture.

Before the festival is underway we decided to narrow down a few comedy films that will tickle your funny bone in more ways than one.

"Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon"

Before “Saturday Night Live” became a staple in
Photo Credit: National Lampoon

Before “Saturday Night Live” became a staple in American culture, there was National Lampoon, a Harvard start up comedy magazine, launched by then graduates, Robert Hoffman, Doug Kenney, and Henry Beard. In this documentary director Douglas Tirola covers the magazine's beginnings and the extended culture, which included, books, radio shows, and films like “Vacation” and “Animal House”. Famous comedic legends such as John Goodman, Chevy Chase, and Bill Murray participated for uncensored interviews. More info and tickets.

"Monty Python Celebration"

The Monty Python legends are celebrating their 40th
Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES/ Dave J Hogan

The Monty Python legends are celebrating their 40th anniversary by making the Tribeca Film Festival their home from April 24 - 26. Select cast members will gather together, creating their own mini festival within the Tribeca Film Festival to screen “Monty Python's Life of Brain”, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, “Monty Python: the Meaning of Life”, and a new documentary “Monty Python: the Meaning of Live”.More info and tickets.

"Grandma"

In this road trip feature, Lily Tomlin plays
Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

In this road trip feature, Lily Tomlin plays famous poet Elle Reid, a woman who is in the middle of mourning her partner's passing. In the midst of her pain she's surprised to discover her teen granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) looking for $600 and a ride. Together the two discover more about each other and the sordid skeletons in their closet. More info and tickets.

"Ashby"

Nat Wolff, Mickey Rourke, and Emma Roberts star
Photo Credit: Christopher Baffa

Nat Wolff, Mickey Rourke, and Emma Roberts star in “Ashby”, a film that centers around socially awkward Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) who just wants to fit in. Nat's neighbor Ashby (Rourke) gets pulled into the mentor role but has his own way of dealing out advice. This advice falls on deaf ears when Nat learns of Ashby's former role as a CIA assassin. More info and tickets.

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