Punchline (film)

1988 film by David Seltzer

Punchline is a 1988 American comedy film about a talented young comic who helps a housewife who wants to break into stand-up comedy.

Written and directed by David Seltzer.
Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.taglines

Steven Gold Edit

  • We are all God's animated cartoons.
  • I've been coming down here for 18 months. 18 months! And I have not missed a night. I take the money that my father sends me and I pay for a shrink, and I buy groceries. Now I owe my shrink, and I'm behind in my rent. My roommate's a bastard - he's changed the locks in in my front door - I can't get in! He won't give me a key until I pay him. You wanna play games? I can play games! I can play games. I can play ventriloquist with my underwear. I can play darts while maintaining an erection. I can gargle dishwater and fart O Canada at the same time! I can play piano without being popular. I once had this dream - I was dancing on the streetcorner with a jackhammer up my ass - now that was either a sex dream or I need more fiber in my diet. If any of this is turning you on, just let me know.
  • If you're sending someone down, you better send him fast - 'cuz funny Steve's going under.
  • Don't be scared, 'cuz I'm funny Steve... with a lampshade on his head. Singing and dancing, for your entertainment, his own rendition of "Singin' in the Rain"!

Lilah Krytsick Edit

  • Hello, my name is Lilah Krytsick, and on our wedding night, my husband gave me something very long and hard... a new name.

Others Edit

  • Stand-Up Comic: [doing an impression of Ghandi's mother] Please, sweetheart... just a sandwich?
  • Albert Emperato: You don't want carpet! You want an area rug!

Dialogue Edit

John: $500! What the hell did you buy for $500?
Lilah: Jokes.

Taglines Edit

  • Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.
  • It only hurts when you LAUGH!

Cast Edit

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