When Stand Up Stood Out (2005)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Standup Comedy  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The documentary When Stand Up Stood Out charts the stand-up comedy boom and then decline that took place in Boston during the late seventies and eighties. Consisting of both vintage footage from the era and interviews with the people who were a part of the scene, the film showcases how this fertile comedic territory produced such famous names as Steven Wright, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait, Colin Quinn, and Paula Pundstone.

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archival-footage, club [place], comedian, retrospective, rise-to-fame, stand-up-comedy