Watch the trailer for HBO’s Robin Williams documentary

HBO is set to release Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind the documentary about the life of the late comedian… MORE

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‘From One Guy to Another’: Worth 18 Minutes

Comedians and longtime UCB performing partners Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer made a pledge this time last year: to spend one full day traveling from Guy Fieri’s restaurant in Times Square, NYC to Guy Fieri’s restaurant in Cancun, Mexico. They’d document their journey in real time via Facebook Live as they ate at both spots and tried […]

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Gilbert-isms: Gilbert Gottfried talks his new documentary, family, and Presidential baththrobes

Gilbert Gottfried may be in his 48th year in the business, having started stand up in 1969 at the tender… MORE

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Gilbert-isms: Gilbert Gottfried talks his new documentary, family, and Presidential baththrobes

Gilbert Gottfried may be in his 48th year in the business, having started stand up in 1969 at the tender… MORE

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New Netflix doc shows how method Jim Carrey got while filming Andy Kaufman movie

Jim & Andy is a new Netflix documentary set to hit the streaming service on November 17th. It documents the… MORE

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The upcoming Ren & Stimpy documentary teaches us the origins of the LOG commerical

Last week we reported that a new documentary was in the works to discuss the cultural impact of the iconic… MORE

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Help Kickstart this new “Ren & Stimpy” documentary and score some original artwork from the show

Children of the 90s, get excited, because there’s a new documentary in the works exploring one of the most twisted… MORE

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Louis C.K. just released a new film, LGBT street gang doc “Check It,” via his website

This afternoon, comedian and producer Louis C.K. sent out an email, announcing a brand new release available on his website:… MORE

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Comedy doc “Funniest” explores diversity while celebrating the range of Austin’s stand-up scene

“Here we go again.” This is a sentiment expressed throughout directors’ Katie Pengra and Dustin Svehlak’s documentary, Funniest. The film follows… MORE

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Dying Laughing review – savagely funny documentary about standup

Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Stewart Lee, Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood feature in this film about the craft and catharsis of comedy

A murderer’s row of standup talent has been assembled for this documentary on the craft and catharsis of comedy. Chris Rock, Steve Coogan, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Stewart Lee are among the many faces providing testimony to the euphoria and agony that telling jokes to a group of strangers can bring. The film is stronger on the latter point, with some savagely funny accounts of the many ways that comedians deal with hecklers, and one devastating account of a gig going horribly wrong.

The endless conveyor belt of talking heads does rather lose its lustre over time, and some actual standup would have been welcome, but there’s a dizzying amount of insight, not to mention a real poignancy to some of the contributors: including Garry Shandling and Victoria Wood, both of whom died in 2016.

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