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NFT: The Comedy Store: Documentary Series

Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 10/16/2020 12:17 pm
Has anyone else watched the first 2 episodes on Showtime for this series? I thought it was really interesting, it gives a great look at the The Comedy Store's history and the history of stand-up comedy in general. Just a really deep cast including a ton of comedy legends, talking about their experiences at The Store and coming up in their respective era.

I had seen Freddie Prinze on old roasts but wasn't very familiar with his story, just seems like the classic case of becoming too famous at too young an age. That's one of the stories that really stood out to me in the 1st episode. There's a lot of other interesting stories too.
I watched it too. It was very well done.  
Victor in CT : 10/16/2020 1:39 pm : link
Freddie Prinze story was really tragic
giantfan2000 : 10/16/2020 4:27 pm : link
very well done ..

Yes I remember Chico and the Man when I was a kid
Freddie Prinze seemed very old in the sitcom I am shocked how young he was

Haven't seen it yet  
Sonic Youth : 10/16/2020 5:06 pm : link
but it's on my list since Anthony Jeselnik is apparently featured in it, who is def my favorite current comedian.

Comedy Store is fascinating. I went through a heavy WTF with Marc Maron podcast phase, and the way he (and all other comics on the show) would talk with reverence about Mitsy Shore and the Comedy Store gives that feeling where you wish you could be present at a specific place during a specific time.
Spent Alot of Time in La Comedy Clubs in the 1980s  
Jeffrey : 10/20/2020 6:29 pm : link
and watching this documentary series is an incredible flashback. Met several of these men and women as they struggled to gain traction. Some did and others never did. Always struck by how complex some of these comics were and how many issues they had which were always concealed when performing and making people laugh.
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