The smart, sassy actress/comedienne's third solo HBO special features material taped in front of a live audience at NYC's Beacon Theater. In this show, Ellen makes her triumphant return to ... See full summary »
An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.
Craigus R. Johnson,
EXHIBIT A: Leary Vs. Hicks is an experimental documentary meditation on the dangers of artistic theft in the world of stand-up comedy, and an expose on the little-known yet long-standing ... See full summary »
A celebration of the comedy of Bill Hicks. The film is structured around the different strains of comedy in the Hicks stand-up, sampling the best of his confrontational performance. ... See full summary »
My sister and I had the good fortune to attend the filming of four episodes at the Vic Theater in Chicago, back in 1990. We saw Rick Overton, Norm MacDonald, Jeff Marder, and Alan Havey. Naturally, those are my favorites, but I think I've watched most of the episodes listed here.
Norm MacDonald went on to a successful run with Saturday Night Live, but I'm not sure what happened to Jeff Marder. I occasionally see Alan Havey on the occasional commercial, most recently, a Wendy's commercial.
I highly recommend the One Night Stand series to any and all fans of stand up comedy. HBO really does bring the funny.
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