I Am Comic

I Am Comic (2010)

An ode to the art & occupational hazards of Stand-Up Comedy

  • Genre: Documentary, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2010-01-10
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 13 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 27min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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 another shot. Does Ritch have what it takes to connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs?

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    Directing Jordan Brady Director
    Writing Jordan Brady Writer
    Sound David Reynolds Original Music Composer
    Writing Ritch Shydner Story
    Production Phyllis Koenig Executive Producer
    Production Preston Lee Executive Producer
    Production Robert Mickelson Producer
    Crew Jeanne Lipsey Cinematography
    Editing Karoliina Tuovinen Editor