The biopic is a tricky thing to pull off. For every Oppenheimer, there’s a J. Edgar or two. It’s even tougher when one of the filmmaker’s goals is to make the audience laugh. But, there are examples out there of comedic films directly inspired by real-world events and individuals who managed to make ticket buyers both laugh and learn.
Not all of these comedy movies are strictly biopics, but they do incorporate the stories of real-world people.