“The Best Comedy of the Year!” 1970’s
A television commercial for the Melissa McCarthy movie Identity Thief proclaimed it “the best comedy of the year”. February seems a bit early in the year to make such a proclamation, but marketing departments are rarely held back by modesty. As it turns out, Identity Thief wasn’t even the best Melissa McCarthy movie of 2013. That honor goes to The Heat. But the boastful advertisement got Daffy Stardust thinking about the actual best comedy of the year which kicked off a series of articles breaking down the best comedy of each decade. Today, we’re revisiting his picks from the 1970’s.