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Diary of a Young Comic (1979)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 3 February 1979
A time capsule of the L.A. comedy scene in the 1970s, "Diary of a Young Comic" casts Richard Lewis as a fictionalized version of himself - a young New York comic who comes out to Los Angeles to seek his fame and fortune.

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Gary Weis
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Credited cast:
Richard Lewis ... Billy Goldstein / Gondola
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dom DeLuise
George Jessel
Stacy Keach
Linda Kerridge ... Marilyn Monroe double
Bill Macy
Gary Mule Deer ... Himself
Nina van Pallandt ... (as Nina Van Pallandt)
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A time capsule of the L.A. comedy scene in the 1970s, "Diary of a Young Comic" casts Richard Lewis as a fictionalized version of himself - a young New York comic who comes out to Los Angeles to seek his fame and fortune.

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Late Nite See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not typical Richard Lewis
17 April 2002 | by D ASee all my reviews

I really like Richard Lewis, more as a concept than the actual performance. This movie is not autobiographical, the character he plays is much less neurotic than his stand up performances. It stands up okay as made-for-TV fair, I remember first seeing it during the summer when Saturday Night Live took its vacation. Basic story is a young stand-up tries to figure out how he should perform.. He tries all the different styles, impressionist, prop comic, insulting comic, but in the end finds out he should just be himself. Cameos by old school comics don't do a whole lot, and the Marilyn Monroe look a like girlfriend goes nowhere. Not bad, just TV fare. I give it a 6.


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