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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This film blew me away !
15 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Many films have characters to hide behind. This film was so without vanity and raw and honest and kudos to Maija for baring her emotional scars out there for the world to see. I thought it was an excellent film. I so appreciate the struggle and the adversity she faced and overcame. I thought. The Richard Pryor footage was well done and judiciously applied. The moment of truth for me was the advice Whoopi Goldberg gave her. The interaction with her friends were priceless. Its a real reality film with nascent comedians who are now world famous. I could not believe all of the obstacles in her path she faced. So this film is a must see.It is a great almost biopic of a talented person.


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