Check out our April Fools

If you're up for some laughs this weekend, April Fools Day is the perfect chance to catch up on some comedic gems. Whether you're looking to relax with family and friends or have a solo movie night, TheArchive has classic comedies, recent stand-up specials, and everything in between. From Eddie Murphy to Bill Murray, Mel Brooks to Andy Kaufman, Lucille Ball to Whoopi, and Martin to Lewis - there's a lot to laugh about! And we have a chimpanzee!

Here's just a few we're featuring in our "April Fools" lineup. Get to TheArchive to see our full collection. In the meantime...

Todd Wilson and his comical chimpanzee companion have fallen on tough times. With nothing to lose, the duo travels to Las Vegas with the hopes of securing a show in Chick Balton's famous review. The Entertainers stars Bob Newhart, Linda Gray, Richard Romanus, Bernard White, and Bill Erwin.

In The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Collection: Colgate Comedy Hour, it's 28 episodes of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis at their madcap and musical best! The Colgate Comedy Hour is best remembered for the shows hosted by Martin and Lewis that were broadcast live from 1950 to 1955. Notable guest stars include Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, Dorothy Dandridge, Burt Lancaster, Rosemary Clooney, and many, many more!

In 100 Years of Comedy, delve all the way back to slapstick silent films, to screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s, and on to the red hot hi-jinks of Hollywood's more recent comedies! Starring: Bill Murray, Bob Hope, Bud Abbott, Buster Keaton, Cary Grant, W.C. Fields, Leslie Nielsen, Lou Costello, Stan Laurel, Paul Reubens, Oliver Hardy, Jim Varney, Red Skelton, Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball, Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, John Belushi.

In Side by Side, the stylish Abe and Louis have just retired, and Charlie the widower has been aimless since his wife's death. The trio team up to manufacture a line of clothing designed for senior citizens. Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, and Danny Thomas star. 

Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s and '70s

In the late 1950s, a fresh style of standup comedy emerged, tackling previously taboo subjects. Here are the comedians who took those big risks and paved the way for a new crop of maverick comics including Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Andy Kaufman, Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner, and Billy Crystal

In Jonny Loquasto: Physical. Therapy.
Jonny Loquasto is a physical therapist by day and a comedian by night. With most of his physical therapy experience being in hospitals with the elderly, you're definitely going to hear some stories!

In the 80s classic, Beverly Hills Brats, rich kid Scooter has everything that any kid could want, except for a loving family. So...Scooter arranges for an incompetent burglar to kidnap him in order to garner his family's attention. Look for Burt Young, Martin Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, and everyone's favorite A Christmas Story's, Peter Billingsley. 

In How to Murder a Millionaire, a 
Beverly Hills housewife played by Joan Rivers is convinced that her husband Walter plans to kill her. She escapes from her mansion with an enterprising con-woman.

Meet our April Fools only on TheArchive.

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