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A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

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Fresh from the success of his sitcom, comedian Jerry Seinfeld decided to do the unimaginable: he completely retired his stand-up act, electing to start over again by developing entirely new material. "Comedian" follows Seinfeld through this process, as he rehearses in front of small comedy club audiences, meets with fellow comics and finally appears before a national audience. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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If you loved 'Seinfeld', the same guy's in this. See more »


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Anatomy of a Joke  »

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$60,224 (USA) (11 October 2002)

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$2,744,253 (USA) (20 December 2002)
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Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: I have no idea what the curve is, of when it's gonna... feel like it used to feel.
Colin Quinn: When you're killing... you're up there killing, and you're miserable. That's how you'll know.
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Seinfeld's's struggle
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched this twice and it seems you have to personally want/need to entertain to appreciate it. The process of performing or a performance is both immensely nerve racking and ultimately very satisfying. Comedian will draw you in to that process as opposed to entertaining you as a viewer with stand-up comedy. The main quest is the pursuit of a lengthy comedy act. Seinfeld's personal struggle is not intensely dramatic or humorous but rather very compelling to you the performer; "how can I validate myself all over again when I don't need the money, what am I here for?" I would recommend this to anyone who wants to do stand-up or sketch comedy or theater, or any other live performance for that matter. If this is you then you will appreciate the process Seinfeld goes through because it is the journey back to his calling, what made Seinfeld matter to you and me.


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