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Jessica Watkins: SPECIALish ()

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An up and coming standup comedian decides to jump start her career by walking across the United States. Never having hiked before, and not a comedy club in sight, getting laughs won't be the only hard part.

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Jessica Watkins

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Jason Wehling ... ()

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Jesse Lyda ... executive producer

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Christine Simon

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Jessica Watkins moved away from Nashville at 18 years old to become a star. Now, ten years later, she finds herself struggling as a standup comedian in New York City. In the age of self promotion and crowdsourcing, Jessica hatches a plan to quit her job waiting tables and jump start her career, hopefully landing her BIG comedy special -- she'll walk across America. Leaving behind her partner, dog, and life as she knows it, with minimum physical training and having gone on two hikes ever, Jessica sets out on her tour. Armed with a camera and bear spray, she'll push a cart full of camping gear and whiskey to the West Coast, performing standup and meeting locals to assist her along the way. Three months into the walk Jessica has made it through six states, a knee injury, and almost giving up when a rogue publicity radio show brings painful memories of a teenage assault into focus. Combining footage from the road and a *not so big* comedy special, SPECIALish delivers a humorous, vulnerable and sometimes dark look into one woman's pursuit to heal from her past, write new material, and once again, trust the kindness of strangers. Getting laughs won't be the hard part. Written by Jessica Watkins

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  • SPECIALish (United States)
  • Jessica Watkins: SPECIALish (United States)
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  • 88 min
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