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Release Date: February 24th, 2017

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Garry Shandling and others discuss the craft, creative process and psychology of performing stand-up comedy before a live audience.

Cast: Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly

Director: Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood

Genres: Documentary, Comedy

Production Co: 4045 Films

Distributors: Gravitas Ventures

Keywords: Amusing, Rise, Engaging, Witty, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though the engaging documentary treads through unavoidably familiar territory — the loneliness of the road, the anguish of bombing — its chorus of testifiers often find sharp new angles of approach. show more

  • Dying Laughing is a movie about stand-up with no performance footage. It’s like a documentary about baseball with no game footage — but it’s great and it’s valuable and it’s wonderful, because we love seeing and hearing these all-time greats talk about what they do with such passion and candor. show more

  • Once the movie hits its true stride it’s really fascinating. At least it is if you have an interest in its subject, which I think maybe you should, since the compulsion to stand on a stage and seek approval by telling jokes is one of the most potentially masochistic in the entire human condition show more

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