Comedian

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Postby Guest » 04/21/03 09:27 AM

Check out this documentary on Jerry Seinfeld.
On DVD May 13.
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Postby Jim Maloney_dup1 » 04/21/03 09:43 AM

For those who aren't aware, here's a synopsis of "Comedian":

The world of stand-up comedy is explored from the perspectives of two very different talents -- one wet behind the years, another already a legend -- in this documentary from TV-commercial director Christian Charles. Comedian follows Jerry Seinfeld and Orny Adams as they navigate their way through the cutthroat world of New York's comedy clubs, each working toward the ultimate goal of an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. For Seinfeld, hitting the clubs is a way of proving himself after his years of sitcom success; for the up-and-coming Adams, nightly stand-up routines are an avenue to bigger and better things, preferably comedy festivals, talk show appearances, and sitcom roles. The two occasionally cross paths at such Manhattan comic haunts as The Gotham Comedy Club and Caroline's, where they debate ups and downs of the trade. Comedian also reveals many candid, behind-the-scenes discussions between Seinfeld and such comic legends as Chris Rock, Robert Klein, Dave Chappelle, and Jay Leno, as well as rare glimpses of the star's personal life. ~ Michael Hastings, All Movie Guide
Seinfeld, who is obviously already very successful, made the choice to throw out all his old material for this and create a 100% brand new act. Should be pretty interesting to watch, and it should give some great insight into the development of an act.

-Jim
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