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Follow four comedians as they tour the States. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Patton Oswalt ... Himself

Brian Posehn ... Himself

Maria Bamford ... Herself

Zach Galifianakis ... Himself

Directed by
Michael Blieden 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maria Bamford 
Zach Galifianakis 
Patton Oswalt 
Brian Posehn 

Produced by
Michael Blieden .... executive producer
Cindy Holland .... co-producer
Kenny Moon .... associate producer
Patton Oswalt .... executive producer
Henry Owings .... associate producer
D.J. Paul .... producer
Dave Rath .... co-producer (as David Rath)
Ted Sarandos .... producer
Inman Young .... associate producer
Inman Young .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Penn 
 
Cinematography by
Brandon Hickman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Blieden 
 
Production Management
David C. Romano .... production manager (as David Romano)
Jeremy Rubin .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Geoff Green .... sound editor
Erik H. Magnus .... sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Black .... assistant camera (as Mike Black)
Michael Blieden .... camera operator
Cash Hartzell .... additional camera operator (as Patrick 'Cash' Hartzell)
Elizabeth Mcdonald .... camera operator (as Elizabeth McDonald)
David C. Romano .... additional camera operator (as David Romano)
Adam Timrud .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Cash Hartzell .... assistant editor (as Patrick 'Cash' Hartzell)
Jay Longino .... assistant editor
Edvin Megrabyan .... on-line editor (as Edvin Mehrabyan)
Henry Santos .... colorist
 
Other crew
Dylan Chudzynski .... title designer
Cash Hartzell .... swing technician (as Patrick 'Cash' Hartzell)
Sarah Holzgraf .... production coordinator
Ramy Katrib .... digital post consultant
Neil Mahoney .... swing technician
Hoss McCooter .... production accountant
Henry Owings .... tour manager
 
Thanks
Jeff Crocker .... special thanks
Chandra Keyes .... special thanks
Gregory McKnight .... special thanks
Michelle McNamara .... special thanks
Bob Odenkirk .... special thanks
Muriel Soenens .... special thanks
Jeff Sussman .... special thanks
Kara Welker .... special thanks
 

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USA:103 min
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Zach Galifianakis:I don't mean to be gross, but the only time it's ok to say, 'I have diarrhea,' is when you're playing Scrabble....... because it's worth a shitload of points.See more »
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That's it??, 9 May 2007
Author: lauraeileen894 from United States

I have recently become a huge fan of Patton Oswalt. I think he's the most deliciously original comedian to come along in ages. He is refreshing and fearless in his routines, which run the gamut of topics from how much Bush sucks to the sleazy exploits of 1970s producer Robert Evans. I'm a longtime fan of Maria Bamford and her wide-eyed innocent/schizophrenic routine. Whenever she effortlessly switches her naturally high-pitched voice to one that is clipped and throaty, I can't help but giggle. I liked Brian Posehn long before I even knew he was on "Just Shoot Me", and there is something so innately funny about his aging nerd persona. All three of these talented, unique comedians headline "The Comedians of Comedy", a Netflix documentary about their U.S. tour. They truly deserve to be stars, and this tour gave them the recognition they so richly deserve. I thought,no, I KNEW I'd like this movie...

But I was wrong. Instead of the three comics each getting their own routine segments, "The Comedians of Comedy" is bogged down by meandering and dull documentary scenes that contain no humor, no insight, nothing of real interest. I think there is a total of 30 minutes of intermittent stand-up routines total in the 109 minute movie. What a rip-off! Come on, is anyone really interested in seeing our stars banter in their RV? Where's the humor in seeing Posehn in an arcade and a comic book shop? Does anyone find random diner scenes particularly funny? If this movie couldn't have shown our comics strutting their stuff, at least make it about what life is like on the road. It's not even about that. Worst of all, the comics never appear to be having real fun. Oswalt admits how bored he is doing a radio interview, Posehn sheepishly admits to how much he sucks at giving a tour of his home, and Bamford nervously improvises every time the camera is pointed at her, and her humor there is only sporadic.

Sheesh, these guys deserve a chance to show the world their unconventional, amazingly crafted humor that is a refreshing change of pace from the brainless entertainment of mainstream comics like Dane Cook. Instead, we have to sit through their mundane, everyday routines on the road in a substandard bore of a movie whose quality could easily be surpassed by any student film. If you can locate any of Oswalt's, Posehn's, or Bamford's performances on DVD, by all means do. Their talent should be a joy to behold, not a chore like it is here.

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