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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 »
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See a man who had everything, who did a show about nothing, try to come up with something. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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A Stand-Up Kind Of Guy See more (59 total) »

Cast

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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 Junge .... supervising sound editor
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)
 
Thanks
Pierre Yves Angeres .... thanks
Ava Harel .... thanks (as Ava Har'el)
 

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82 min
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Quotes:
Orny Adams:[Pointing to that day's paper] Read this paragraph to me. Right there, now don't touch it.
Montreal Waitress:Oh I'm sorry. "Young standup comedian Orny Adams destroys", is that you?
Montreal Waitress:[Orny shows his ID badge] Orny Adams, is that your real name? Get out of town. No mom would name their child Orny Adams.
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References Ryder P.I. (1986)See more »
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Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful NationSee more »

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Didn't this movie have a hilarious trailer?
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3 out of 3 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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