The 1980s comedy scene in San Francisco was bustling, producing stand-up legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Paula Poundstone. Then the comedy bubble burst, comics moved to New York and LA and Bay Area clubs were shuttered. This is the story of three comedians – Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele … Read more
Documentary covering what came to be known as “The Boston Gold Rush” of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst upon the national scene, giving audiences a taste of the hard-edged social and political commentary that came out of that city.
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 … Read more