Too Funny To Fail Reviews

November 8, 2017
Too Funny to Fail, which is now streaming on Hulu, is a sprightly and hilarious look at what a title card calls "arguably one of the most spectacular failures in television history."
October 25, 2017
The documentary revels in the details of how the show confounded the network and infuriated many viewers during its seven-episode run.
October 25, 2017
For a movie about a cancelled TV show, Too Funny to Fail is surprisingly cheerful, in large part owing to the fact that so many of the performers and writers on the show went on to such great comedy heights.
October 21, 2017
This isn't so much a rise-and-fall story as just a story about a very rapid fall, and even the documentary's participants have trouble taking the subject seriously. But that just makes the stories they tell even funnier.
October 21, 2017
Too Funny to Fail is a fascinating story of just how much risk Hollywood was willing to accept back then.
October 21, 2017
Even if this isn't an entirely inventive approach to an oral history of a failed experiment, Too Funny to Fail touches on a profound idea that runs through popular mainstream artistic pursuits.
October 20, 2017
In many ways, Too Funny To Fail captures a time when television was actually more willing to take those kinds of risks and abuse.
October 20, 2017
That Too Funny to Fail doesn't meaningfully reckon with the insidious sexism within comedy is not much of a ding. As sweetheart hagiographies go, the doc is joyous and funny.
October 20, 2017
What Too Funny to Fail does do is make it clear, more broadly, that groundbreaking comedy is hard even when you've got a dream team creating it.
October 20, 2017
Not unlike the series, the documentary's secret weapons are [Stephen] Colbert and [Steve] Carell, who are interviewed separately but maintain a connection that eventually broke them for a wide audience on The Daily Show.