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Getting a Fleeting Glimpse of Lewis Black in 'Basic Black'

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?

When comedy documentaries follow a living person, it’s normally at a time in their career when interesting things are happening: Conan O’Brien has just lost The Tonight Show, Joan Rivers is reinventing herself, Eddie Izzard is coming back with all new [...]