'When Stand Up Stood Out'
(Lenny Clarke, Janeane Garofalo, et al / DVD / R / (2004) 2006 / THINKFilm)
Overview: Cash. Debauchery. Excess. Success! It’s no coincidence that some of the most cutting edge comics of this generation came out of the same city, at the same time. The Boston gold rush of the late 70s and early 80s was considered by many as the flashpoint of the biggest national stand-up explosion ever. A scene boiling over with comedians possessed with that precarious blend of originality, pure desire, and good old fashioned desperation. Through a series of candid interviews, old news reports and never before seen bootleg footage, we’ll get an unfiltered and hilarious view of the people who came up here and what they did to survive, emerge and where they are today.
DVD Verdict: Many of America's finest comedians star in 'WHEN STAND UP STOOD OUT,' a nearly 90-minute documentary from the studio behind the hit film 'THE ARISTOCRATS.' Showing off their comic chops are a whole slew of joke-tellers including Colin Quinn, Denis Leary, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Lenny Clarke, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Janeane Garofalo. Some critics have called it, "... an 88 minute roller coaster that packs way more spunk, laughs and true drama, capturing an entire generation of creative talent during a once in a lifetime moment." Sure that might be a little OTT, but whatever you do don't miss some of America's funniest and beloved comedians right here, right now on this wonderful new DVD! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
A Flashback with Comedian Dane Cook
More Original Sstand Up From: Steven Wright, Bobcat Goldthwait, Lenny Clarke, Kenny Rogerson and Don Gavin
The Making Of 'When Stand Up Stood Out'
Classic 'Meaney On The Stree' Bonus Footage