Bitter Jester
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On the cusp of stardom, standup comic Maija DiGiorgio suffered an emotional breakdown while performing before a room packed with a number of the comedy industry's head honchos -- whom were on the receiving end of DiGiorgio's obscenity-laced outburst -- at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Subsequently faced with a nearly industry-wide blacklisting as a result, the comic (and film school graduate) came upon the idea of creating a film journal to document her struggles within the industry, as well as within her own psyche. The result is Bitter Jester, DiGiorgio's 2003 film that started as a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Often hilarious and always diverting."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"An honest and frightening confirmation of more than I ever wanted to know on the subject of fame and performance ."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Bitter Jester is much funnier and more insightful than a similar documentary, Comedian, which got a theatrical release last year."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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