The Cradle of Comedy reaches right inside Middle Eastern Culture in surprising ways. Stand-up comedy may have been perfected in the United States and the UK, but a growing youth culture has taken it to heart and stand up is exploding across the Middle East. By following these comedians through various performances in both Western countries and the Middle East, ‘The Cradle of Comedy’ illuminates the inherent humour associated with modern life in the Middle East. Raw, confronting, and hilarious performances from comedians trying to provide us with a new perspective on living in the Middle East.
In this amusing, good-humoured comedy based on a P.G. Wodehouse novel, Norman Wisdom and Richard Briers are two Englishmen who fall in love with lovely Millicent Martin. Norman Wisdom employs the best of his talent in this romantic farce but Richard Briers grabs his chance to upstage him.
A comedy about a doctor, who went to film school, to make a film about being a doctor. In this quirky indie feature, a doctor’s search for divine fulfillment is thwarted by unscrupulous agents, reluctant colleagues, an unenthusiastic wife and more. Can a busy doctor moonlight as a filmmaker or is Dr. Ravi’s adventure just a midlife crisis in the making?
Bill Forsyth’s second movie is an enchanting sweet comedy about a gangly, spotty 15-year-old Scottish schoolboy (John Gordon Sinclair) with a passion for a schoolgirl soccer star (Dee Hepburn). He turns to his ten-year old sister for advice, but she’s more interested in ice cream than love.