I Am Comic
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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… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The first thing that a documentary about stand-up comedy ought to be is funny. Thankfully, I Am Comic succeeds handily on that count."
‑ Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
"While offering a glimpse of stage routines, pic consists mostly of lively shop talk."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"If you love standup comedy -- I mean, really love it -- then I Am Comic is a flawed must-see."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
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