Wisecracks Poster

Release Date: January 18th, 2002

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Canadian filmmaker Gail Singer examines the world of stand-up comedy from the perspective of some of the most successful female performers of the 1990s. Interspersing on-stage footage of modern-day comics with classic clips of pioneering funny women such as Lucille Ball and Phyllis Diller, Singer -- via interviews with performers including Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Paula Poundstone -- investigates the stresses and hardships often endured by female stand-ups.

Director: Gail Singer

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Rise, 1980s, Lighthearted, 1970s, Inspiring, Rivalry, Underdog, Hilarious, 1990s