The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits--on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through...
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The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits--on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through the Midwest they careen between the desire to succeed and the reality that there may be nothing left to lose. Road life is far from glamorous: comics come and go and cruel pranks and hard drinking punctuate their obsidian dark comedy on stage. They succeed and fail-spectacularly. When they face being fired for going too far on stage, the conflict culminates in a showdown: compromise or double down?Written by
I have always been a huge fan of comedians and I don't usually find many I haven't seen before.After getting over the shock of never having heard of this movie, I was even more surprised that I had only heard of two of the comedians in it.This documentary is a great look into the road lives of real comedians.I'm sure the average person won't find any of these guys funny.They also won't feel sympathy for them when ten people come to a show and they can't even afford to buy a can of snuff.No, the average person only cares about Dane Cook or whatever unfunny douche bag is currently hot.Traveling in a private plane and performing for sold out arenas full of comedy impaired mental midgets.For those who think this movie is supposed to be funny, it's a DOCUMENTARY.They aren't supposed to be funny, they are supposed to be informative.If you want to laugh at a documentary, go watch some of that Errol Morris crap.That guy is a real joke.If you like real comedy and real documentaries, watch this.
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