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BITTER JESTER is the first documentary to give us a glimpse into the real process behind the comedy we watch in clubs, on television and at the movies. Through the eyes of comedienne Maija ... See full summary »

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BITTER JESTER is the first documentary to give us a glimpse into the real process behind the comedy we watch in clubs, on television and at the movies. Through the eyes of comedienne Maija DiGiorgio, we take a guided tour of the comedy business at its rawest. Behind the jokes and smiles, Maija reveals what really goes on in the minds of so many comedians. She allows us to witness a side of stand-up comedy we rarely see, from young comics unable to get stage time to comedy superstars musing on their own failures. Over the course of nearly two years, Maija documents her own roller coaster career in stand-up comedy and searches for the answers we all seek. This extraordinarily bizarre and entertaining journey takes her back and forth across the country several times as she seeks the insight and wisdom of fellow comics. Original, spontaneous and incredibly funny, BITTER JESTER is a unique glimpse into the soft underbelly of stand-up comedy and the personalities who inhabit it. It is a ... Written by ADAM GREENBAUM

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A Classic Original
4 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Maija really delivers in this short film/documentary.

Who would have known that this real-life comic could be so good at telling and directing a real-life documentary. Her talent really shines in this film on all levels.

Bitter Jester has lot's of famous comedian characters in it. It is interesting how these band of brothers/sisters stick together event through fame and even misfortune.

Bitter Jester was very interesting and entertaining to say the least. A real original!

Well written with a good story line - I highly recommend especially if you want to get into comedy.


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