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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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1 November 2002 (USA) 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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A fun look at life as a stand-up comic (***) See more (60 total) »


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Jerry Seinfeld ... Himself

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

Jim Norton ... Himself

Allan Havey ... Himself

Colin Quinn ... Himself
Cynthia Koury ... Herself

Orny Adams ... Himself

George Wallace ... Himself

Robert Klein ... Himself

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

Tom Papa ... Himself
Mario Joyner ... Himself

Ray Romano ... Himself

William Stephenson ... Himself
Ángel Salazar ... Himself (as Angel Salazar)

Godfrey ... Himself (as Godfrey Danchimah)

Dom Irrera ... Himself

Gary Valentine ... Himself

Chris Rock ... Himself
Brad Perry ... Himself

Garry Shandling ... Himself

Kevin Nealon ... Himself

Jay Leno ... Himself
Jimmy Brogan ... Himself

Bill Cosby ... Himself
Mustafa Abuelhija ... Himself
Manny Dworman ... Himself
Estee Adoram ... Herself
Anat Barnes ... Herself

George Shapiro ... Himself
Rory Rosegarten ... Himself
Diane Barnett ... Herself

Christopher Misiano ... Himself (as Chris Misiano)
Chris Mazzilli ... Himself

Jessica Seinfeld ... Herself
Michie Mee ... Herself
Richard Miller ... Himself
Terry Dimonte ... Himself

Brett Walkow ... Himself

Barry Katz ... Himself
John Johnson ... Himself
Tom Pecora ... Himself

Paul Schorsch ... Himself
Henry Benavides ... Himself
Mark Magnusson ... Himself
Daniel McKenna ... Himself
Michael Nelson ... Himself
Mike Lacey ... Himself
Elizabeth Clark ... Herself
Kevin Dochtermann ... Himself

Directed by
Christian Charles 
Produced by
Amy R. Baird .... associate producer (as Amy Baird)
Jerry Seinfeld .... executive producer
Gary Streiner .... producer
Cinematography by
Christian Charles 
Mark Plumber (oakland paramount shoot)
Gary Streiner 
Film Editing by
Chris Franklin 
Production Management
Christy Lindgren .... production manager (oakland paramount shoot)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Destephano .... first assistant director (oakland paramount shoot)
Sound Department
Michael Emery .... sound (as Michael Emory)
Valerie Lasser .... supervising sound editor (as Valerie Junge)
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Camera and Electrical Department
Tchell Depay .... loader (oakland paramount shoot)
Rick Fitcher .... camera operator (oakland paramount shoot)
Greg Genco .... second assistant camera (oakland paramount shoot)
Mauricio Gutierrez .... first assistant camera (oakland paramount shoot)
Audrey Kem .... second assistant camera (oakland paramount shoot)
Peter Lee .... second assistant camera (oakland paramount shoot)
Ted Macklin .... vtr (oakland paramount shoot)
Vance Piper .... camera operator (oakland paramount shoot)
Pat Reilly .... first assistant camera (oakland paramount shoot)
Josh Rich .... key grip (oakland paramount shoot)
Rebecca Sitti .... loader (oakland paramount shoot) (as Rebecca Sitty)
Kara Stephens .... first assistant camera (oakland paramount shoot)
Jim Young .... gaffer (oakland paramount shoot)
Editorial Department
Jenn Chambers .... assistant editor
Patrick Lindenmaier .... colorist
Jen Style .... senior assistant editor (as Jen Morelli Style)
Miky Wolf .... assistant editor
Bill Stephan .... video to film transfer (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris Franklin .... music supervisor
Christopher S. Parker .... music clearances (as Christopher Parker)
Christopher S. Parker .... music coordinator (as Christopher Parker)
Other crew
Terran Benveniste .... production assistant
Jason Kedgley .... titles
Josh Liebherz .... production assistant (oakland paramount shoot)
David Loya .... production assistant (oakland paramount shoot)
Bethanne Monetti .... transcriber
Micah Stepanian .... production assistant (oakland paramount shoot)
Aaron Streiner .... production assistant (oakland paramount shoot)
Omri Green .... delivery supervisor (uncredited)
Yori Tondrowski .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pierre Yves Angeres .... thanks
Ava Harel .... thanks (as Ava Har'el)

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82 min
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Orny Adams: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 »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A fun look at life as a stand-up comic (***), 25 November 2002
Author: Ronin47 ( from Sacramento, CA.

I was never a big fan of "Seinfeld", though that had more to do with my natural opposition to sitcoms (laugh tracks make me cringe) than with the material in the show itself. So, by extension, I didn't think I was the biggest fan of Jerry Seinfeld himself either, but after seeing "Comedian", an intense and funny documentary about what it takes to make it in that profession, I have a newfound appreciation for him, as well as stand-up comics in general.

Stand-up comedy is one of those professions that a lot of people probably think anybody could get up there and do, but this movie proves otherwise. It's rough work entertaining people, especially in a live setting and when you're up there all by your lonesome.

The movie mainly focuses on Seinfeld as he gradually makes his comeback to the stand-up scene after years of absence, slowly compiling new material and testing it out on audiences. It's a brave format for a comedy film, because it's about HOW an act is perfected, and not just the perfect act itself. That means we're allowed to see what it looks like when jokes fall dead flat, because that is all a learning experience for a comic, no matter how long they've been doing it.

Several other comics, like Colin Quinn, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, and George Wallace make brief appearances, and in a nice scene near the end, Seinfeld has a good conversation with one of his idols, a warm and encouraging Bill Cosby.

Also a big plus is the cool, New York atmosphere and the soundtrack, which features songs by artists as diverse as Charles Mingus, Al Green and Bob Dylan.

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