The two most recent hits are Hot Fuzz and Tristram Shandy: A ****** and Bull Story.
Yes, I realize both are British, but no a comedy need not be British to be brilliant. That is how we got Caddyshack.
Hot Fuzz is a simply amazing parody ridiculing all crazy cop films from Point Break to Bad Boys. An emphasis is put on the absurdity of how many fire arms exist and the lack of paperwork.
A pure joy.
As for Tristram Shandy: this film is perhaps the most brilliant comedy in years. It aptly follows the lines of a Charlie Kaufman existential film while feeling like a full length episode of the BBC's The Office.
Brydon and Coogan are brilliant.
Oh but again, let's not forget Caddyshack.
Murray, Dangerfield and Chase. Enough said.
What about feature-length standup routines on DVD?
But as far as movies go... Well... That's a hard call since I'm quite picky and don't find sexualised or toilet humour very funny most of the time.
Of the top of my head though, I did enjoy Happy Gilmore and The Whole Nine Yards and I'm not really a fan of Sandler.
English comedies : Bridget Jones' Diary rules the roost for me. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are comic genius's
Failing that... ANY comedy with either of those gents in would hands down (for me... :=]) win
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for make Benefit glorious nation of Kazaksthan best movie ever!!! i think everyone who saw it, laughed at it. even my dad did!!!
the best part was with the icecream truck and the bear and the music.....funny!!!
I've always loved the original American Pie movies (1-3)
My favorite comedies are (in no particular order)
A Fish Called Wanda
History of the World Part 1
Any Monty Python movie
i love harold and kumar go to white castle
my all time favourite: Mind Your Language.
old british comedy =D
I liked the first ace ventura a lot. Nowadays though I don't find it funny.
The Rush Hour series are an awesome combination of comedy and action, so it's one of my favorites.