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Comedian -- 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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Release Date:
July 2003 (Norway) See more »
See a man who had everything, who did a show about nothing, try to come up with something. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jerry Seinfeld ... Comedian

Greg Giraldo ... Comedian (as Greg Geraldo)
Sherrod Small ... Comedian

Jim Norton ... Comedian

Allan Havey ... Comedian

Colin Quinn ... Comedian
Cynthia Koury ... Comedian

Orny Adams ... Comedian

George Wallace ... Comedian

Robert Klein ... Comedian

T. Sean Shannon ... Comedian (as T Sean Shannon)
Gary Greenberg ... Comedian
Shawn Seymour ... Comedian
Richard Spector ... Comedian
Michael Britt ... Comedian
Craig Figueiredo ... Comedian
Nicole Severine ... Comedian
Nicole Beatty ... Comedian

Tom Papa ... Comedian
Mario Joyner ... Comedian

Ray Romano ... Comedian
William Stephenson ... Comedian
Ángel Salazar ... Comedian (as Angel Salazar)

Godfrey ... Comedian (as Godfrey Danchimah)

Dom Irrera ... Comedian

Gary Valentine ... Comedian

Chris Rock ... Comedian
Brad Perry ... Comedian

Garry Shandling ... Comedian

Kevin Nealon ... Comedian

Jay Leno ... Comedian
Jimmy Brogan ... Comedian

Bill Cosby ... Comedian
Mustafa Abuelhija ... Other Appearance
Manny Dworman ... Other Appearance
Estee Adoram ... Other Appearance
Anat Barnes ... Other Appearance

George Shapiro ... Other Appearance
Rory Rosegarten ... Other Appearance
Diane Barnett ... Other Appearance

Christopher Misiano ... Other Appearance (as Chris Misiano)
Chris Mazzilli ... Other Appearance

Jessica Seinfeld ... Other Appearance
Michie Mee ... Other Appearance
Richard Miller ... Other Appearance
Terry Dimonte ... Other Appearance

Brett Walkow ... Other Appearance

Barry Katz ... Other Appearance
John Johnson ... Other Appearance
Tom Pecora ... Other Appearance

Paul Schorsch ... Other Appearance
Henry Benavides ... Other Appearance
Mark Magnusson ... Other Appearance
Daniel McKenna ... Other Appearance
Michael Nelson ... Other Appearance
Mike Lacey ... Other Appearance
Elizabeth Clark ... Other Appearance
Kevin Dochtermann ... Other Appearance
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Pryor ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Christian Charles 
Produced by
Amy R. Baird .... associate producer
Jerry Seinfeld .... executive producer
Gary Streiner .... producer
Cinematography by
Christian Charles 
Mark Plumber 
Gary Streiner 
Film Editing by
Chris Franklin 
Sound Department
Michael Emery .... sound
Valerie Junge .... supervising sound editor
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Editorial Department
Jenn Chambers .... assistant editor
Jen Style .... assistant editor
Miky Wolf .... assistant editor
Bill Stephan .... video to film transfer (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Franklin .... music supervisor
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearances
Other crew
Terran Benveniste .... production assistant
Omri Green .... delivery supervisor (uncredited)
Yori Tondrowski .... production assistant (uncredited)

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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Comedian:See, I'm not a 100% confident about this stuff and that's what kills me. If you're not 100% behind this you can't sell it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
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Didn't this movie have a hilarious trailer?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Interesting to performers, 8 September 2008
Author: irish23 from United States

While the box promises hilarious comedy, the video it holds delivers a solid documentary about what it takes to be a class act in stand-up comedy, both as an up-and-comer and as someone trying reinvent himself.

Orny Adams is in need of serious mental health help. He consistently goes to pieces and is tortured by his inner demons.

Jerry Seinfeld, on the other hand, shows how someone with a basic sense of self-esteem and a rewarding personal life deals with the nerve-wracking ordeal that is "creating a compelling live show."

The picture documents this process carefully and gives good insights for performers in all genre. It's not a laugh riot, and it's -just- compelling enough to watch the whole way through, but it's not something one needs to see twice.

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