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One-on-Ones

Wylie Writes’ One-On-One with Bob Saget

To perform stand-up comedy takes skill, and it’s a developmental process specific to each comedian until they find their own individual presence.  For some comics, however, the experimental process becomes their career – always finding ways to deliver jokes and stories while keeping listeners on their toes.  Bob Saget certainly falls into this category.  Being professionally experimental is what makes Saget’s comedy work.

Reviews

Dying Laughing

Dying Laughing, a documentary about the ups and downs of careers in comedy, is chock full of talent.  Billy Connolly, Dave Attell, Amy Schumer, Rick Overton, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Lewis, Chris Rock, and the late Garry Shandling are just some of the famous faces interviewed.

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Entertainment

By: Addison Wylie The award for this year’s most awkward movie goes to Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, a film rooted in morose career purgatory. Now, the last time I used the term “career purgatory”, it was when I reviewed Lenny Abrahamson’s delightful Frank.  Frank presented the argument that an artist stuck in a creative rut isn’t necessarily the end of the world.  Entertainment proposes a sardonic rebuttal with a comedian (played by real-life alternative comic Gregg Turkington)…

Festival Coverage

Hot Docs 2015: A One-On-One With Committed’s Vic Cohen

By: Addison Wylie Where there’s a Howie Mandel production, Vic Cohen is most likely close by.  It’s quite obvious the two comedians are close supportive friends, however audiences are seeing that connection run deeper in the documentary Committed. For twelve years, Mandel has recorded Cohen with a video camera and chronicled his budding career as a comic and as an outrageous, fearless performer.  The documentary has been also been shaped by co-directors Reed Grinsell and Steve…