This ’80s-era short film aired on Saturday Night Live, “Laughter May Be Hazardous to Your Health” may be my favorite short comedic film of all time. For years, I’ve looked for it…never found a copy on the web. And here it is! It features Harry Shearer doing his dead-on Mike Wallace impression and Christopher Guest (now Sir Christopher Guest) and Billy Crystal as old-school novelty businessmen. It also features what I think was the first appearance of Martin Short’s recurring character, sweaty-lipped lawyer Nathan Thurm.
As far as I’m concerned, this is satire at its finest.