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It Started As a Joke (2019)

A look at the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, the alternative comedy scene in New York, and Eugene's personal life.
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Credited cast:
Michael Ian Black ... Himself
Wyatt Cenac ... Himself
Jo Firestone ... Herself
Jon Glaser ... Himself
Ira Glass ... Himself
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Himself
John Hodgman ... Himself
Eugene Mirman ... Himself
Aparna Nancherla ... Herself
Kumail Nanjiani ... Himself
Kristen Schaal ... Herself
Michael Showalter ... Himself
Reggie Watts ... Himself
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IT STARTED AS A JOKE is a feature documentary that chronicles the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival - including a final farewell show. The film celebrates Eugene's unique brand of humor and his role in the alternative comedy movement, offers a bittersweet goodbye to an era, and reminds us of the healing properties of comedy - even in the most challenging of life's circumstances. The film includes interviews with MICHAEL IAN BLACK, KRISTEN SCHAAL, WYATT CENAC, IRA GLASS, JOHN HODGMAN, KUMAIL NANJIANI, REGGIE WATTS and MICHAEL SHOWALTER, along with performances by JANEANE GAROFALO, JIM GAFFIGAN, JON GLASER, MIKE BIRBIGLIA, BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT and more.

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10 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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