The Comedians of Comedy
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Four comics take their offbeat brand of humor on the road in this blend of performance video and backstage documentary. Patton Oswalt, best known for his recurring role on the sitcom The King of Queens, wanted to stage a tour doing his standup material, but was hoping to avoid the strictures of time and material he ran into when playing comedy clubs. Looking for an alternative, he teamed up with friends and fellow humorists Brian Posehn (a former regular on Mr. Show and Just Shoot Me), Maria Bamford (who does cartoon voices in her spare time), and Zach Galifianakis (the star of a short-lived… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While there is a great deal of laughter among the quartet, there's scarcely a giggle in it for the audience."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"When the Kings and Queens have come and gone, it's all about the Comedians"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Between the stand-up routines and the day to day craziness, there's hardly a chance to catch your breath."
‑ Don R. Lewis, Film Threat
"Michael Blieden's indulgent and often numbingly slow documentary follows four semiknown comedians on a tour of the United States."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"...Oswalt's one-hour Comedy Central special contains more laughs than this..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Credit the talent for their skill and timing and ability to riff, but also [credit director] Michael Blieden, who shows that his work on Melvin Comes to Dinner was no fluke."
‑ Oz,
"Watching the quartet doing laundry, playing arcade games, or getting haircuts evokes the banality of road life far too accurately, and at 105 minutes, the film hardly leaves us wanting more."
‑ Akiva Gottlieb, Village Voice
"dull and lazy"
‑ Chris Barsanti,
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