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Comedian (2002) Movie Information

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16826

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2.04/4

# of Ratings:

14

Genres:

Documentary

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/11/2002

Director:

Christian Charles

Actors:

Jerry Seinfeld
Colin Quinn
Garry Shandling
Jay Leno
Chris Rock
Bill Cosby

 

 

 

 

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A jazzy, raw documentary about the reality of a career in stand-up comedy. -- Ghost Seed

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Why do I love this so?

Comedian is a jazzy, raw, well-made documentary about the reality of pursuing (or continuing) a career in stand-up comedy...and the challenges that come with it.

This is the first time I really "got it." Seeing the anguish of these men (who I developed a whole new respect for as writers) fighting their own insecurity and bad feedback, to perfect - that is, be the absolute BEST at - their passion...which is making us laugh. And that craft is broken down to a science here, with many well-known comedians weighing in on the skill, and what it means to them.

I've been searching and searching, and have yet to find a film of it's equal. There is a humble, nervous performer full of self doubt - which is the well-established superstar Jerry Seinfeld...and a cocky,...

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