When most people think of comedians, they think of those who make them laugh with on-stage antics or through witty conversation. But what about those whose humor is best displayed on the big screen? There are so many movies out there, and it can be hard to know which ones to watch. There are some movie concepts that are so genius; you can't believe they never got made. These are the films by comedy geniuses that were never put on the big screen. From Tina Fey's "The Nest" to Louis CK's "Hilarity Ensues," we can only imagine how hilarious these films would be. While we may never get to see these movies, we can still enjoy the thoughts of what could have been.

 This post takes a look at some famous funnymen and women whose work in movies has made us laugh time and time again. From slapstick to satire, these comedic geniuses have churned out some hilarious films that are well worth checking out. So if you're in the mood for a good laugh, be sure to check out some of the flicks featured here!


COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM CHRIS TUCKER AND MARIAH CAREY NEARLY STARRED IN AGENT DOUBLE-O-SOULIN THE'90S. AT ORT Tucker would play a spy armed with gadgets, and Carey would be his love interest, but it fizzled out - maybe because Undercover Brother and Austin Powers came out in the meantime, and were a little too similar.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM BEN STILLER TRIED TO MAKE WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN? IN THE EARLY 2000S. It's about a spineless nobody making it to the top of Hollywood, so it's not a particularly popular idea among Hollywood types, and Stiller called it the hardest movie in the world to get made.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM DAN AYKROYD NEARLY GOT TO PLAY DR. STANTZ AGAIN IN GHOSTBUSTERS III IN THE '90S. It would involve the Ghostbusters visiting a version of Hell that looked a lot like Manhattan, and also of getting a new generation of Ghostbusters onboard.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM STEVE MARTIN'S PLAY PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILEWAS SUPPOSED TO BECOME A MOVIE. GIE HALL America Martin started working on the adaptation in 2000 (he probably wouldn't have starred in it, though), but the movie never got off the ground.


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