This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, the way Pryor talked about racism, the fact Pryor talked openly about his own faults on-stage and the fact he didn't mince matters.
Run time: 40m Release: 2003-01-01
Documentary covering what came to be known as "The Boston Gold Rush" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst upon the national scene, giving audiences a taste of the hard-edged social and political commentary that came out of that city.
Run time: 87m Release: 2003-01-01
The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. Director Spike Lee and his crew plant a multitude of cameras in a packed stadium and onstage (as well as backstage, as they follow the comedians) to catch the vivid immediacy of the show, which is as much about the audience as it is about the jokes.
Run time: 115m Tagline: We Got Jokes Release: 2000-08-18
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
Run time: 82m Tagline: Where does comedy come from? Release: 2002-10-25
The Three Amigos brings you all the hilarious and outrageous comedy from a red-hot trio of Latino headliners on their sold-out national tour! With the biting social commentary of Carlos Mencia, the off-the-wall sound effects of Pablo Francisco, and the hysterical family humor of Freddy Soto, it's all-out stand-up hilarity like you've never seen before!
Run time: 74m Release: 2003-01-01