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I am comic, an ode to the art & occupational hazards of stand-up comedy, a Monterey Media presentation ; a Mickelson/Shydner/Brady production ; an Über Content production ; produced by Robert Mickelson ; directed by Jordan Brady

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I am comic, an ode to the art & occupational hazards of stand-up comedy, a Monterey Media presentation ; a Mickelson/Shydner/Brady production ; an Über Content production ; produced by Robert Mickelson ; directed by Jordan Brady
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Age group: R
Main title
I am comic
Medium
electronic resource
Oclc number
749963376
Responsibility statement
a Monterey Media presentation ; a Mickelson/Shydner/Brady production ; an Über Content production ; produced by Robert Mickelson ; directed by Jordan Brady
Runtime
87
Sub title
an ode to the art & occupational hazards of stand-up comedy
Summary
Through unprecedented backstage access and candid interviews, the film weaves through the absurd world of the working comedian and reveals a crazy and hilarious psychological profile of its practitioners. We also follow retired comic Ritch Shydner's attempt to climb back on stage after a thirteen-year hiatus. At the top of his game in the 1980's, Shydner had HBO specials, shot five pilot TV shows, and numerous late night appearances (Carson, Letterman, Leno, etc.) but the big time eluded him. Equipped with the collective wisdom and nutty musings of over 80 of his peers, he gives it another shot. Does Ritch have what it takes to connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs? Guaranteed to make you watch
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action