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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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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)

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:[showing his folders of jokes] If I'm doing a show and being Jewish, I can pull out the Jewish stuff. If I want to do dating, I can do dating.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A Stand-Up Kind Of Guy, 3 June 2008
Author: ferbs54 from United States

After cocreating and starring for nine years in THE sitcom of the '90s, and rightfully earning hundreds of millions of dollars doing so, funnyman Jerry Seinfeld did not do what I would have done; namely, lay in a hammock by the ocean for the rest of his life. To his great credit, Seinfeld decided to go back to what he loves most: doing stand-up material in front of an audience. Director Christian Charles' 2002 documentary "Comedian," it must be stated, is not so much a performance film as it is a primer in how very difficult it is to put an hour's worth of "killer" material together. This is not a Jerry Seinfeld biography, but rather a collection of glimpses into the lives of working comics. During the course of the film, as Jerry painstakingly--and sometimes painfully--puts his new act together, he talks to such established names as Jay Leno, Gary Shandling, Bill Cosby (his childhood hero, apparently), Robert Klein (whose joke about Florida may be the film's funniest) and Ray Romano. For contrast, perhaps half the film is taken up by the travails of a talented and cocky aspiring comic named Orny Adams, whose various struggles really show us how difficult the comedy business can be. I mean, here it is, more than six years since Orny's Letterman debut, and he is still hardly a household name, right? The net result for most viewers will most likely be a realization of how hard it is to just get up there and tell jokes; forget about making it big in the business! On the down side, "Comedian" features excessively choppy editing, overlapped dialogue that is often hard to make out, and just not enough actual performance footage. The film does have a cumulative effect, however, and the sum does wind up equalling more than its many jagged parts. "Not that there's anything wrong with that."

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