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‘Gilbert’ Is the Year’s Most Unlikely Love Story
1 week ago

‘Gilbert’ Is the Year’s Most Unlikely Love Story

Neil Berkeley’s “Gilbert” will catch even the comedian’s biggest fans by surprise.

The documentary focuses on Gilbert Gottfried, the screechy comic we’ve been watching, and hearing, for the past 40 …
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‘Last Laugh’ Tackles Comedy’s Biggest Taboos
9 months ago

‘Last Laugh’ Tackles Comedy’s Biggest Taboos

It took some foul-mouthed comics to convince Ferne Pearlstein her “Last Laugh” project was ready for its closeup.

The filmmaker had wanted to shoot a documentary about humor and the …
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Director: Today’s PC Police Would Cuff Lenny Bruce
2 years ago

Director: Today’s PC Police Would Cuff Lenny Bruce

“It’s a sign of a being a grown up to laugh at something you don’t agree with,” Balaker says.

By his definition, we’re running dangerously low on grown ups.

Balaker’s …
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Will Comedians Rally Around ‘Joke’ Documentary?
2 years ago

Will Comedians Rally Around ‘Joke’ Documentary?

Penn Jillette may have gotten to the heart of the outrage culture with one simple statement.

Jillette’s comments appear in “Can We Take a Joke?” a new documentary letting comedians …
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