It Started As A Joke (2020)

Documentary

It Started as a Joke is a feature documentary that chronicles the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival – including a final farewell show. The film celebrates Eugene’s unique brand of humor and his role in the alternative comedy movement, offers a bittersweet goodbye to an era, and reminds us of the healing properties of comedy – even in the most challenging of life’s circumstances. The film includes interviews with MICHAEL IAN BLACK, KRISTEN SCHAAL, WYATT CENAC, IRA GLASS, JOHN HODGMAN, KUMAIL NANJIANI, REGGIE WATTS and MICHAEL SHOWALTER, along with performances by JANEANE GAROFALO, JIM GAFFIGAN, JON GLASER, MIKE BIRBIGLIA, BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT and more.

GENRE: Documentary
DIRECTOR: Julie Smith Clem

Ken Druckerman

PRODUCERS: Geoff O’Brien

Kevin Vargas

CAST: Eugene Mirman

Elna Baker

H. Jon Benjamin

Mike Birbiglia

Michael Ian Black

Wyatt Cenac

Michael Che

Bridget Everett

Jo Firestone

Jim Gaffigan

Janeane Garofalo

Chris Gethard

Jon Glaser

Ira Glass

Bobcat Goldthwait

Gary Gulman

John Hodgman

Janelle James

Daniel Kitson

Aparna Nancherla

Kumail Nanjiani

John Oliver

Kristen Schaal

Michael Showalter

Sarah Vowell

Reggie Watts

 

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