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Comedy Docs

  1. Delving Into the Fandom That Brought ‘Arrested Development’ Back To LifeIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  2. What I Learned From Watching a Boatload of Comedy Documentaries This YearThe appeal of comedy documentaries, for me, has always been the opportunity to see a subject I love addressed seriously. I find it valuable to […]
  3. Comedy Documentaries I’d Like to SeeIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  4. Saying Goodbye to Richard Pryor When He Was Still Around to Hear ItIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  5. Monty Python Pays Tribute to Graham Chapman in ‘A Liar’s Autobiography’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  6. Visiting America’s First Comedy Club in ‘Warm Beer Lousy Food’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  7. A Man Aims High with His Last Wish in ‘Dying to Do Letterman’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  8. Looking at the Questionable Value of Stand-Up Schools in ‘Finding the […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  9. Catching Up with Eddie Pepitone in ‘The Bitter Buddha’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  10. Inside the Absurdist Political Campaign of Comedian Jón GnarrIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  11. The Art of Comedy Throughout the Ages and ‘History of the Joke’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  12. Finding Lenny Bruce’s Imprint on the Comedy World in Two DocumentariesIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  13. Understanding Comedy by Doing it in ‘Alone Up There’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  14. ‘Goodnight, We Love You’: A Disappointing Look Back at Phyllis Diller’s […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  15. Hitting the Road with David Cross in ‘Let America Laugh’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  16. Watching Ray Romano Come to Terms With His Fame on the Road in ‘95 Miles […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  17. Johnny Carson and the ‘Tonight Show’s’ Seemingly Permanent Beef with NBCIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  18. ‘When Comedy Was King’: Silent Comedies and Casual SexismIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  19. Diving Deep Into the Dirtiest Joke Ever in ‘The Aristocrats’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  20. A Loving Eulogy For the Late, Great Bernie MacIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  21. Watching the ‘South Park’ Sausage Get Made in ‘Six Days to Air’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  22. ‘Mr. Warmth’ and the Enduring, Endearing Career of Don RicklesIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  23. Getting a Fleeting Glimpse of Lewis Black in ‘Basic Black’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  24. Meeting the Guru of Longform Improv in ‘The Delmonic Interviews’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  25. Getting Introduced to Conan’s Dark Side in ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  26. Observing Woody Allen’s Next-Level Self-Deprecation in ‘Woody Allen: A […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  27. Complaining About Any and All Critics of Comedy in ‘Heckler’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  28. Translating Comedy Into Russian in ‘Exporting Raymond’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  29. ‘Believe’ and the Rough Journey of Eddie IzzardIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  30. Diving Deep Into Canadian Comedy in ‘Comedy Gold’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  31. Inside the History of Black Comedy in ‘Why We Laugh’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  32. Going on Tour with the ‘Comedians of Comedy’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  33. ‘The Unbookables’ and the Dark, Not Entirely Pleasant Side of Touring […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  34. Trust Us, This Is All Made Up: Explaining Long-Form Improv to the MassesIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  35. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: A Legend Is Re-IntroducedIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  36. Watching When Stand Up Stood Out, the Documentary About Boston’s Early […]It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  37. Watching American: the Bill Hicks StoryIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  38. Watching Jerry Seinfeld in ComedianIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  39. Watching the Comedy Documentary I Am ComicIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]