The Next Big Thing
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The Next Big Thing
In the tradition of Christian Charles's 2002 Comedian, Murray Battle's marathon three hour documentary The Next Big Thing - which originally aired episodically on Canadian television - follows six up-and-coming comics over a year-and-a-half stint, as they struggle to build their careers in one club after another, and gradually ascend the comic ladder - from the late-night college circuit to Montreal's much-ballyhooed Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, and all of the rungs in-between. In the process, the series unveils all of the forces that contribute to making a comedian a star. . .… More