Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Penn Jillette Wants To Avoid Turning Dirty Joke Into Cottage Industry

LAS VEGAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Magician Penn Jillette has conjured up a hit with his dirty joke documentary, The Aristocrats, but admits he’s not sure he wants to turn it into a cottage industry.

The film, which features comedians like Bob Saget and Sarah Silverman telling the same dirty joke in various ways, has just come out with a soundtrack album and a DVD will follow on Jan. 24.

Nevertheless, Jillette says that director Paul Provenza still has 20 hours of unreleased footage that is just as hilarious as the stuff that made the final cut.

As a result, he says “HBO and Showtime are sucking our ds” in hopes of getting a series out of it.

But Jillette isn’t so sure he wants to extend the joke any further.

In his words, “I think we’ve made all our intellectual, philosophical and creative points with the movie, soundtrack album and DVD and I prefer to do things as beautiful as you can and then leave them alone.”

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