Comedian (2002)

Comedian (2002)




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

Movie Info

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 people laugh. Seinfeld is revealed in ways no one has seen before: struggling with difficult material; confronting self-doubt; accepting the help of friends and colleagues, simply as another comedian trying to put together an act. On stage, Seinfeld talks about … More

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2003
Box Office: $2.7M
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Critic Reviews for Comedian

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (33)

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.

Full Review… | November 2, 2002
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

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

March 8, 2004
Cinema em Cena

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

Full Review… | May 22, 2003

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

| May 20, 2003

Being funny is serious business.

| April 13, 2003
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Choppy editing and too many repetitive scenes spoil what could have been an important documentary about stand-up comedy.

Full Review… | April 6, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Comedian


An interesting look to the obsession, tension, hard work and sadness behind the comedy.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A great peek into the world of the Stand up.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


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 of bad material that was applauded. If only I had such luck.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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