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When Comedy Went to School (2013)



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This remarkable documentary presents an entertaining portrait of this country's greatest generation of comedians - the generation that includes the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Robert Klein, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, Larry King, and others, all of whom make appearances in the film, telling jokes and telling their stories. (c) International Film Circuitmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lawrence Richards
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On DVD: Nov 17, 2014
Box Office: $0.4M
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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16)

Will do little to crystallize the convoluted picture of how the Catskills had a lasting impact on comedy.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
Washington Post
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Shapeless and generic.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
Chicago Reader
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If you can overlook [the] unfortunate stuff, and a cornball windup, what's left is fascinating and funny.

Full Review… | October 3, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film is slight at 77 minutes, and not all that funny.

Full Review… | September 26, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed?

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Boston Globe
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This engaging documentary about Jewish-American comedians pays homage to the Borscht Belt masters of disrespect who brought their tumultuous, irreverent clowning into the American mainstream during the early days of network television.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Orange County Register
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