I Am Comic
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 (Carson, Letterman, Leno, etc.) 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?
Actors: Ahmed Ahmed, Alonzo Bodden, Andy Kindler, Andy Levitt, Ant, April Macie, Beth Lapides, Bill Scheft, Blaine Capatch, Bobby Slayton, Bobcat Goldthwait, Brad Sanders, Brent Weinbach, Bret Ernst, Brian Regan, Brody Stevens, Budd Friedman, Carlos Mencia, Charlie Viracola, Chris DiPetta, Chris Hardwick, Claudia Lonow, Craig Anton, Dana Gould, Dave Attell, Dave Rath, Dave Siegel, Dom Irrera, Donnell Rawlings, Eddie Brill, Felicia Michaels, Franklyn Ajaye, Gary S. Mann, Gideon Horowitz, Godfrey, Greg Giraldo, Guy Torry, Hasan Minhaj, Iliza Shlesinger, J. Anthony Brown, Jamie Masada, Janeane Garofalo, Jason Nash, Jason Sklar, Jeff Foxworthy, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Dore, JoAnne Astrow, Jordan Brady, Josh Fadem, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Rooney, Kira Soltanovich, Larry Miller, Leslie Jones, Lewis Black, Lou DiMaggio, Louis C.K., Margaret Cho, Melanie Comarcho, Melinda Hill, Nadine Rajabi, Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, Paul Provenza, Paul Rodríguez, Phyllis Diller, Randy Sklar, Rick Messina, Rick Overton, Ritch Shydner, Robert Schimmel, Roseanne Barr, Roy Johnson, Sarah Silverman, Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson, Scott Aukerman, Steve Bluestein, Suellen Brady-Nugent, Susie McDonnell, Tim Allen, Todd Glass, Tom Arnold, Tom Dreesen, Tommy Davidson, Wayne Federman, William Stephenson
Country: United States of America
Duration: 87 min