Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
Comedian David Brenner hosts this appreciative look at some of America's funniest standup comics and how their careers unfolded. Several of the comedians share how they create their material and collaborate with others. All of the featured comedians perform in front of live audiences on this video. Brenner speaks with some of them off-stage to capture their personal reflections on their careers. The profiled comedians include Henny Youngman, known to many for his "take my wife" joke; Carl Ballantine; Jackie Gayle; George Gobel, who appeared "slow" but often displayed a sly, quick wit; and Jackie Vernon and Shelley Berman.
backstage, career-retrospective, comedian, interview, stand-up-comedy