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Women in Comedy
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS
Makers: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today's multifaceted landscape.…
I Am Chris Farley - The Life and Times of A Great Comedian
Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud. This film tells his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever - from his early days in Wisconsin, through…
When Jews Were Funny
Insightful and hilarious, When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring the entire unruly question of what it means to be Jewish.
Dying Laughing - What it Takes to be a Stand-Up Comedian
Featuring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Bob Saget, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Steve Coogan, Bobby Lee, & the late Garry Shandling, DYING LAUGHING is a candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people…
Bible Idiots - A Family of Stand-up Comedians Talk About the Bible
A family of stand-up comedians tours the country while talking to people about their thoughts on the Bible. From the educated elite to the man on the street, they ask the question, "Are we idiots for believing the Bible? Or…
Adventures in Comedy
Featuring candid interviews with comedy legends, including: Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Michael Che, Godfrey, Ted Alexandro and many more, Adventures in Comedy delves into the adversities that all comedians face on their…
Johnny Carson - King of Late Night
PBS
Narrated by two-time Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, the film features 45 original interviews with Carson's friends, family and colleagues, including his second wife, Joanne, Dick Cavett, Doc Severinsen, and other The Tonight Show staff. Performers who appeared, or began their careers,…
Bill Hicks: Reflections - The Late, Great Comedian
Comedy Dynamics sits down with Bill Hicks' brother, Steve, who tells old stories, squashes old rumors and reveals the brother and son behind the late comedian. Told amidst old and rare footage of Bill, it's a must watch for any…
Lenny Bruce Without Tears
"There are no dirty words, only dirty minds." - Lenny Bruce The outrageous, groundbreaking comic whose iconoclastic material in a conservative era got him into tragic trouble is here profiled by a close friend who prefers to remember the laughs…
Ellen Degeneres - All Of Me
Ellen DeGeneres was born and raised in Metarie, Louisiana. She launched her career as a stand up comedian, performing regularly at small clubs and coffee housees. At the tender age of 23 she landed her first consistent gig as an…
Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story
Americans have long depended on Canada for three things: oil, maple syrup and comedians. David Steinberg counts among Canada's biggest comedic exports. Born in Winnipeg, he attended Yeshiva in Chicago, abandoning his studies to join the legendary Second City. He…
Jim Norton - Please Be Offended
Caustic comedian and best-selling author Jim Norton pulls no punches in this comedy special, going after jaw-dropping laughs not intended for the faint of heart. Among his targets: the national hypersensitivity epidemic - leading celebrities, talking heads and regular Joes…
The Last First Comic - How Burlesque Died and Irv Benson Lived to Tell It!
At age 101, comic Irving Benson stands alone as the oldest living link to an uniquely American art form - Burlesque. For more than half a century, Irv was a "first comic." He was the contemporary of great funny-men like…
Brother Sam - A Tribute to Sam Kinison
Brother Sam: A Tribute to Sam Kinison is a compilation of the best comedy performances of the late and great Sam Kinison. Includes an introduction by Rodney Dangerfield and Sam's brother Bill Kinison, and captures some of Sam's funniest routines!…
I Am Road Comic - Stand-Up Comedians on the Road
People are fascinated more than ever about what drives comedians to do what they do and, more importantly, how they pull it off. Director and comedian, Jordan Brady, explore these questions and more in this documentary film.
Can We Take a Joke?
In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to - and public censure of -…
Irwin and Fran - The Life of a 100 Year Old Comedian
At 100 years old, Professor Irwin Corey finally reveals the magic behind his subversive and sophisticated double-talk. Irwin and his chain-smoking wife, confidante and #1 fan, Fran, afford filmmaker Jordan Stone intimate access to their lives and the inner workings…