When Comedy Went to School Reviews

October 11, 2013
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 10, 2013
Will do little to crystallize the convoluted picture of how the Catskills had a lasting impact on comedy.
October 10, 2013
Where's the joy? Where's the dramatic conflict? Where's the beef? Uh, brisket?
October 10, 2013
Shapeless and generic.
September 27, 2013
With its cheap Television production values, Karaoke quality soundtrack, and poorly focused narrative, these legendary comedians definitely deserve something better than this.
September 21, 2013
Oy gevalt!What a disappoinment!
September 19, 2013
It answers that age-old question: What happens when a can't-miss subject gets missed?
August 14, 2013
Too scattered and bereft of focus to connect with viewers outside of the most sympathetic and devoted habitus of old-school comedy.
August 12, 2013
Sometimes rises above schmaltzy nostalgia to become an informative, entertaining history of the stand-up comic. Worth watching are the personal perspectives of legends.
August 2, 2013
Superficial and hokey yet still oddly endearing ...
August 1, 2013
Ron Frank and Melvut Akkaya's documentary suffers from an approach by turns scattershot and schmaltzy.
August 1, 2013
The brilliant Robert Klein narrates with knowing affection, but despite the wonderful archival footage and painstaking assemblage of these surviving showbiz dinosaurs, the film isn't quite the rich, humorous feast one would have hoped for.
August 1, 2013
It's the squarest of square love letters, and it plays like one of those bland, slick History Channel specials.
July 30, 2013
What's missing is the onstage archival footage that would show us why this humor mattered in the first place-there are only a handful of five-second snippets.
July 26, 2013
It confuses nostalgia for earth-shaking cultural upheaval, never really expounding on the actual effect of the Borscht Belt circuit's influence.