It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?
One of the most celebrated and discussed comedy documentaries of recent years is Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. The film, which bills itself as “A Year in the Life of a Semi-Legend”, follows Rivers in 2008, at the age of 75, resurrecting her [...]