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COMEDIAN

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Comedian

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
81 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/11/02
performer:
Jerry Seinfeld, Orny Adams
guest performer:
Bill Cosby, Kevin Nealon, Robert Klein, Jay Leno, Colin Quinn, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling
director:
Christian Charles
distributor:
Miramax
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

”You can’t get bigger than me,” marvels subject Jerry Seinfeld during a nightclub routine, ”and look, I’m still s — -.” You have to wonder whether that’s just a way for this master of self-deprecation to massage his ego — but that said, Christian Charles’ breezy documentary, which intercuts Seinfeld’s attempt to develop a new stand-up act with the antics of an up-and-coming goofball named Orny Adams, offers an unexpectedly sympathetic look at a celebrated zillionaire while giving a fresh, candid glimpse into the mechanics of his profession.