When Stand Up Stood Out
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When Stand Up Stood Out
The documentary When Stand Up Stood Out charts the stand-up comedy boom and then decline that took place in Boston during the late seventies and eighties. Consisting of both vintage footage from the era and interviews with the people who were a part of the scene, the film showcases how this fertile comedic territory produced such famous names as Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait, Colin Quinn, and Paula Pundstone.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fran Solomita can hold his breath and stamp his feet, but that isn't going to make 1970s-to-80s Boston much more than a footnote in the history of stand-up comedy"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"After watching "When Stand Up Stood Out", you will not need Comedy Central as much as you think you do."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"When Stand-Up Stood Out is enough to make any stand-up nut happy."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
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