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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 Circuit

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One minute it's about the comedians, the next it's about the Catskills guest experience, the next about the Jewish immigrant experience and Jewish theatre, and the next about indefatigable Jewish humor itself.

October 11, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Will do little to crystallize the convoluted picture of how the Catskills had a lasting impact on comedy.

October 10, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Shapeless and generic.

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

October 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film is slight at 77 minutes, and not all that funny.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed?

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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