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Documentary covering what came to be known as "The Boston Gold Rush" of the late 1970s and early 1980s... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lenny Clarke ... Himself
Barry Crimmins ... Himself

Mike Donovan ... Himself

Janeane Garofalo ... Herself

Don Gavin ... Himself

Bobcat Goldthwait ... Himself

DJ Hazard ... Himself

Denis Leary ... Himself

Kevin Meaney ... Himself

Paula Poundstone ... Herself

Colin Quinn ... Himself
Ken Rogerson ... Himself

Steven Wright ... Himself

Directed by
Fran Solomita 
Produced by
Douglas Miller .... producer
Chad Sahley .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter McEvilley 
Film Editing by
Christopher Johnston 
Douglas Miller 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chad Sahley .... associate director
Sound Department
Eric Stolz .... re-recording mixer
Other crew
Stephanie Sapienza .... clearance coordinator
Ben Rock .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and some drug content
87 min
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as the Aristocrats, but still..., 28 September 2006
Author: cosbyshowfan from United States

What up with the quote on the back? It says something like this movie is the antidote to Jerry Seinfeld's Comedian. I don't get it. The documentary Comedian is a more focused film, basically just showing a year in the lives of two comics. When Stand up Stood Out is a long winded, unfocused historical documentary about some pretty irrelevant comedians in Boston. Steven Wright is the only comedian in the whole lot who anyone cares about whatsoever. Lenny Clarke is an annoying, unfunny idiot that thinks he is edgy because he says rude, inappropriate things. Wow. Not impressed. The guy who made this movie is obviously pretty narcissistic and lame for making such deliberate self-promotion. There are plenty of great comics to come from the Boston scene (Conan, Leno, David Cross, Steven Wright, Janeane Garafalo) but this doc mostly just focuses on the director and his friends. Not as bad as the unwatchable Aristocrats, but not nearly at the same level as Comedian.

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