The New Faces Showcase is finally here. Will our unknown comics be able to channel their nervous energy and "kill it," or will they fall apart and bomb under the pressure? Years and years of work and...
Our LA and New York stand-up comics have gone through their final auditions for the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Now their fates rest in the hands of the festival's judges. One by one...
Up close and personal with the most painfully unfunny people on Earth.
Stand-up comedy is famously a world of cutthroat careerism: endless, vicious competition for a few fleeting minutes of fame that might lead to a Red Lobster commercial or a minor role on a sitcom that no one will enjoy. Given the number of strivers, it's kind of amazing that most stand-up comedy is so cringe-inducingly unfunny.
This depressing series introduces you to a handful of vapid, exhausted people who live for the chance to be the next Greg Proops. Listening to their stories and jokes, I felt sad, and then bored, and then sad, and finally bored. All of these people, the filmmakers included, should just stop: stop making bad art, stop seeking the attention of strangers, stop play-acting, stop emptily going through the motions of being clever and insightful. Just put down the mics and the cameras and do something, anything else.
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