Dying Laughing (2017)


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A stand-up comedian is his or her own writer, director and star performer. Unlike any other art form, there is no safety net. In its singular realization, comedy thrives on a stage--often in front of hostile audiences. For most people, baring your soul and being heckled would be a life-changing trauma. For stand-ups, it's just part of the routine. Directors Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood achieve a startling level of intimacy in a series of riveting interviews with Gary Shandling, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Billy Connolly, Amy Schumer and many other masters of the comedy universe; allowing in-depth access to the emotional and psychological highs and lows of answering the call to become a comic.

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

The endless conveyor belt of talking heads does rather lose its lustre over time, and some actual standup would have been welcome, but there's a dizzying amount of insight ...

Jun 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film compiles their anecdotes and observations to create a kind of universal stand-up monomyth that flows seamlessly through chapters.

Feb 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Subject after subject - joke-crafting, set-building, room-running, dying on stage, living on the road, etc. - gets treated with bloodless abstraction by people who tell funny, engaging stories about their experiences for a living. Weird.

Feb 24, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Once the movie hits its true stride it's really fascinating.

Feb 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Pared down, this overcrowded movie could be a teaching tool in a comedy school. But as one comic after another recalls triumphs, misadventures and painful lessons learned, the stories become redundant.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie kicks off poorly, with a battery of familiar conceits from big stars.

Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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