Comedian (2002)

An inside view of the post-Seinfeld life of Jerry Seinfeld. Neither a concert film, nor a biographical documentary, film examines the birth of a comedy act and offers a window into the details of backstage life and the challenge of making… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2003
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Comedian is an insightful look at the hard work of creating comedy.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What it does well is place viewers at the heart of the frustration of failure, of the silence during pre-show strolls to get one's mind focused, of the genesis of a promising joke.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Seinfeld, dogged by self-doubt and clearly struggling at times, comes up with some fairly funny material.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um olhar fascinante sobre os bastidores da comédia stand-up.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Charles did a great job of catching Seinfeld with his guard down, or what passes for unguarded for this most guarded of celebrities.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

What begins as an indulgent vanity piece (Seinfeld was a producer of the film) ends up as a fascinating portrait of creativity at its most compulsive.

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David Cornelius

It's both endlessly intriguing and side-splittingly funny.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Demonstrates that even good comics aren't especially interesting when caught offstage.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A penetrating glimpse into the tissue-thin ego of the stand-up comic.

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Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

Think sausage. It's gristly, filled with fat, and even if you like standup comedy, you might not want to see it done.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
An interesting look to the obsession, tension, hard work and sadness behind the comedy.
rocko perkovich
Comedian follows two comics and up-in comer (Orny Adams) and a veteran (Jerry Seinfield) Both entertaining and a slap in the face for anyone who thinks after a… More
Ken Stachnik
A great peek into the world of the Stand up.
Sunil Jawahir
Interesting enough. A lot of great comedians are featured in this.
John Ballantine
An interesting look at the trials and tribulations of a comic trying to develop a new routine. Obviously Seinfeld gets a lot of slack as there was a whole bunch… More
matt sigur
A good doc. Orny Adams is a worrying bitch, he makes me not want to worry ever again. Seriously, if anyone wants to make it in entertainment should watch this… More