Spoof music documentary 'This Is Spinal Tap' has been voted the greatest movie comedy of all time in a new poll by Time Out magazine.
'This Is Spinal Tap' has been voted the greatest movie comedy of all time.
The 1984 cult mockumentary - which was directed by Rob Reiner and featured a cast of unknowns playing a spoof band who made much of The Script up on the spot - beat 'Airplane!' into second place in a poll by Time Out magazine.
Time Out critic David Jenkins said: "It's sublimely funny and sharp - a comedy built for the long haul which matures with each viewing. It's so perfectly constructed and performed, the characters so rich and realistic, that it's initially a challenge to determine the dividing line between reality and fiction."
When 'Spinal Tap' was released some viewers were convinced the fake group - which had a tendency to lose drummers in increasingly more bizarre accidents - were a genuine band.
Time Out's Top Ten comedy films:
1. 'This Is Spinal Tap'
3. 'Monty Python's Life of Brian'
4. 'Annie Hall'
5. 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'
6. 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'
7. 'Withnail and I'
8. 'Groundhog Day'
9. 'Some Like It Hot'
10. 'The Jerk'