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I Am Comic (2010)

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Through unprecedented backstage access and candid interviews, the film weaves through the absurd world of the working comedian and reveals a crazy and hilarious psychological profile of its practitioners. We also follow retired comic Ritch Shydner's attempt to climb back on stage after a thirteen-year hiatus. At the top of his game in the 1980's, Shydner had HBO specials, shot five pilot TV shows, and numerous late night appearances but the big time eluded him. Equipped with the collective wisdom and nutty musings of over 80 of his peers, he gives it another shot. Does Ritch have what it takes to connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs? Guaranteed to make you watch.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 15th, 2010 (Limited) by Monterey Media, released as I am Comic
Video Release: October 12th, 2010 by Monterey Video
MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and some drug material
(Rating bulletin 2129, 7/14/2010)
Running Time: 87 minutes
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Keywords: TV Premiere, Performing Arts
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Uber Content, Mickelson/Shydner/Brady
Production Countries: United States


Ritch Shydner    Himself
Sarah Silverman    Herself
Tim Allen    Himself
Jeff Foxworthy    Himself
Kathy Griffin    Herself
Jim Gaffigan    Himself
Louis C.K.    Himself
Chris Hardwick    Himself
Janeane Garofalo    Herself
Andy Kindler    Himself
Carret Top    Himself
Nick Kroll    Himself
Larry Miller    Himself
Lewis Black    Himself
Margaret Cho    Herself
Roseanne Barr*    Herself
Bobcat Goldthwait    Himself
Dana Gould    Herself
Tom Arnold    Himself
Dave Attell    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Robert Mickelson    Producer
Preston Lee    Executive Producer
Phyllis Koenig    Executive Producer
Jennette MacLachlan    Co-Producer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 12th, 2010

October 11th, 2010

A strange week for the DVD and Blu-ray Release Report, as there are only five featured reviews for releases coming out this week. However, there are also eight featured reviews for releases that arrived late, plus another eight or so that came out this week where the screener is late. (There's a couple where I don't know if they will or will not arrive.) The Pick of the Week is one such release, How to Train Your Dragon on Blu-ray / DVD Combo, but be warned, that movie isn't released to the home market till Friday. More...

Never Let Go of Limited Releases

September 17th, 2010

It could be the beginning of Awards Season this weekend, as Never Let Me Go opened on Wednesday and Jack Goes Boating opens tonight. I'm not so sure either film will be an Awards Season player, but they both certainly have the feel of one. More...

Last Limited Releases

August 20th, 2010

Not a whole lot of limited releases on this week's list, and only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. That film is The Tillman Story, which is clearly the best as far as reviews, but I don't think any film here has a real shot at mainstream success. More...

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