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When Comedy Went to School ()


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The birth of modern stand-up comedy began in the Catskill Mountains - a boot camp for the greatest generation of Jewish-American comedians.

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Joe Franklin ...
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Directed by

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Mevlut Akkaya
Ron Frank

Written by

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Lawrence Richards ... (conceived by)
 
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Produced by

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Mevlut Akkaya ... producer
Ron Frank ... producer
Bob Kosch ... executive producer
Lawrence Richards ... producer
Dan Setton ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Paul D. Lehrman

Cinematography by

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Scott Beardslee ... (as Scott H. Beardslee)

Film Editing by

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Ron Frank
Leif Stoehr

Editorial Department

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Jonathan Liebert ... digital cinema mastering
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist

Makeup Department

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Yuriko Bondies ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Zoe Gensel ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Maia Kern ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Paula Scarpino ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Michael Engel ... production manager
Roy Wol ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Elizabeth Ellis ... sound
Arnold Finkelstein ... sound
Michael Keenan ... sound (as Mike Keenan)
Charles Rohr ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pamela de la Pena ... camera operator
Baris Gunal ... camera operator (as Baris B. Gunal) / still photographer (as Baris B. Gunal)
Brian C. Harnick ... camera operator
Piotr Jagninski ... gaffer
Frida Marzouk ... gaffer (as Freda Marzouk)
Parris Mayhew ... steadicam operator
Jeff Richardson ... camera operator
Michel Samuel ... gaffer
Jennifer Scarlata ... gaffer
Yuval Shousterman ... camera operator

Music Department

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Shirim Klezmer Orchestra ... performer: klezmer music

Other crew

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Bengt Anderson ... production coordinator
Evan Krauss ... distribution legal services
Chris Perez ... clearance counsel
Alida Tomas ... researcher (as Alida Felicity Tomas)

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Storyline

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Taglines The birth of modern standup comedy began in the Catskill Mountains. See more »
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Also Known As
  • When Comedy Went to School (United States)
Runtime
  • 83 min
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Opening Weekend United States $17,001, 04 Aug 2013

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