Favorite

 

Rated NR · 77 minutes · 2013

Documentary
Robert Klein sort of hosts this documentary about standup comedy in the former vacation mecca that was the Catskills in New York. Featuring interviews with the likes of Sid Caesar, Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason and Jerry Stiller and archive footage of Woody Allen, Rodney Dangerfield and Jerry Seinfeld, the film feels more like a TV special than an actual movie. Those truly interested in the significance of the Catskills and its impact on modern standup might find something essential in the film. Others will be bored. The film just brushes over the fact that the Catskills, after Woodstock, began a long and steady drop as far as business goes. I would’ve liked to see more about why that happened.
Director: Mevlut Akkaya and Ron Frank
Producer: Mevlut Akkaya, Ron Frank, Lawrence Richards and Bob Kosch
Cast: Robert Klein

Trailer

When Comedy Went to School

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

What others are saying (1)

Now Showing

  1. Mon 11
  2. Tue 12
  3. Wed 13
  4. Thu 14
  5. Fri 15
  6. Sat 16
  7. Sun 17

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation