This Friday sees the release of Mike Judge‘s Extract, his third live-action comedy. In 1999, Office Space was a huge success and proved Judge could do things outside of the animation world and do it well. His follow-up, Idiocracy (2006), was greeted with lukewarm feelings and absolute zero box office, but its cult following is rabid, and the film cemented Judge as a comedy writer/director with a damn unique voice.
So we got to asking ourselves… Having seen the trailer and some clips from Extract, is there a formula to Judge’s acerbic wit and humdrum social satire? We cooked something up, let it percolate, and then bottled it at the source. And now, faithful shareholders, we give you: "Mike Judge’s Comedy Formula."