NL’s rising Comedian tells The Herald her favourite comedies
One of the fastest rising comics living and working in Newfoundland and Labrador today, Vicky Mullaley has quickly become must-see viewing thanks to her relatable stand up and series of viral social media videos and posts.
From songs and satires spoofing ‘the backhoe bandits,’ damning Stavanger Drive and the woes of a Newfoundlander on Tinder, Mullaley is one of the most in demand comics on the island in 2019.
The Overcast voted Comic/Funny Person of the Year for 2018 caught up with The Herald recently, for a deep dive into her favourite comedy films ever.
3. Bridesmaids (2011)
This one was a no-brainer for me. The storyline is hilarious, and the casting is perfect. As a single gal whose friends are constantly getting engaged and married, this movie hit home big time and it got genuine belly laughs out of me. I love how it goes to show just how funny women are as writers and as actresses.
I think this was the moment I fell in love with Melissa McCarthy as a performer, and since then I haven’t looked back. Seeing work like this inspires me to be a better comedian and get writing! This movie is a go-to for me to re-watch on Netflix on a Sunday.
2. Superbad (2007)
I knew I had to list this one as a favourite. There are only a few times in my life that I can remember actually having to remind myself to breathe because I was laughing so hard – and one was in the theatre watching Superbad for the first time. For me, this was one of the first movies where I could appreciate and genuinely laugh at blunt, dirty humour. And you never forget your first – am I right?
I was just graduating high school and this movie was based on high school students wanting to fit in, and having a wild night of events, so it was pretty relatable for me. The writing was unique and hilarious, and the delivery by Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse was gut busting. And having Seth Rogen and Bill Hader as a duo? I mean what else can you want? My cousins and I make it a point to rewatch this movie every year to keep the spark alive, aka get a refresher in all of our favourite quotes.
1. Dumb & Dumber (1994)
This one is without a doubt my favourite movie of all time. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched it. Now I can count pretty high that’s not what I mean, I just didn’t keep track – okay? Jim Carrey has been a comedy idol of mine for as long as I can remember. Watching him act is such an enjoyable experience, you can’t not laugh when he gets in his zone. Jeff Daniels can pull off quite the dummy as well, and their individual quirks are what makes the movie for me. I love how each get their moments as the dumb one, and their moments as the dumber one.
Another reason this movie is a favourite for me is because it’s always been my older brother Stephen’s favourite movie too. This definitely gave us something to bond over when we were growing up. When you are siblings bickering it’s hard to stay mad when one of you yells “OKAY KILL HIM.” Fight instantly over. And since we’re loyal to what we like (hello Leafs family), we even stuck with them after the prequel/sequel. The original is just that good.
*It should be noted all early Adam Sandler movies have honourable mentions.
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