Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages

Documenting the creative brilliance and passion of three stand-up comedians working the comedy club circuit in the "flyover zones" of middle America,ROAD COMICS: BIG WORK ON SMALL STAGES explores expectations of where and how comedy thrives today in the United States. Anthropologist and first-time filmmaker Susan Seizer follows comedians Stewart Huff, Tim Northern, and Kristin Key as they earn their living on the road, pausing along the way to discuss the business of being funny with regional club owners. Intercutting performance footage and interviews with the comics and club owners, ROAD COMICS shows us that being funny is not an exclusively coastal commodity. Visit for more information and to download the film.

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  1. This was so interesting. And so close to home. Comics from my neck of the woods. I can’t imagine being a road comic, at my age, especially. I used to drive from race track to race track and most of the time I got a job.

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