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Comedian

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Released 2002

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Released:
2002
Rating:
R
This documentary focuses on two stand-up comedians -- Jerry Seinfeld and Orny Adams -- whose careers are vastly different. Seinfeld is a veteran of the comedy trenches and is well-known for his TV sitcom, while Adams is a rising star in the business and who is nowhere near as successful. Both comics are in crisis, to some degree. Seinfeld wants to relaunch his standup career, and Adams wants regular gigs on the late-night TV circuit and eventually a sitcom.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Instead of prying into his soul, the filmmakers investigate his working conditions and offer a sort of backstage ethnographic study of the professional stand-up culture.

  • 70

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Gains much greater texture from the intercutting between the two performers than had it remained simply a Seinfeld promotional project.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Jan Stuart

    What makes Comedian more than just another documentary about the comedy club comeback of a sitcom prince is that it contrasts his struggle with that of just another stand-up climbe...

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