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Dying Laughing - Overview

Genre:   Comedy, Documentary  
Opened: Feb 24, 2017     Run Time: 1hr 29min  
Cast: Chris Rock   Kevin Hart  Jerry Seinfeld   Sarah Silverman        
Director: Lloyd Stanton   
Producer: Lloyd Stanton   Suli McCullough    
Executive Producer: Keith Haviland   Adam Longworth   John Thomson  
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Synopsis
Dying Laughing: This documentary provides a candid look inside the agony and ecstasy of making people laugh for a living. A stand-up comedian must be the writer, the director, and the star performer. There is no rehearsal, no practice, and no safety net when you're in front of a live audience. For most people, baring their soul on stage and having an audience "boo" at you would become a life-long trauma, but for stand-up comedians, it's a nightly challenge. Pers... Read More
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Dying Laughing
Theatrical Distributor: Gravitas Ventures
L.A. Weekly
By  Chris Packham
Feb 25, 2017
The film compiles their anecdotes and observations to create a kind of universal stand-up monomyth that flows seamlessly through chapters.
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New York Times
By  Stephen Holden
Feb 24, 2017
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.
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