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Inside the Boom and Bust Cycle of Standup Comedy with Jordan Brady

Jordan Brady’s love of comedy has carried him through two great comedy “booms” and “busts” over the past 30 years. Although he was a highly active comic during the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Brady’s interests turned towards directing and producing. His experience in comedy and love for the art of stand-up led him to make I Am Comic in 2010, which presents deeply personal and insightful interviews with comedians such as Louis C.K., Phyllis Diller, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Attell.

More recently, in 2014, Brady released I Am Road Comic, which focuses more specifically on the unique issues that face comedians [...]

T.J. Miller, Maria Bamford, and More in the Trailer for the 'I Am Comic' Follow-up 'I Am Road Comic'

Here's the trailer for I Am Road Comic, director/standup Jordan Brady's follow-up to his 2010 documentary I Am Comic. The movie follows Brady being offered a headlining gig after decades away from the road, with interviews from T.J. Miller, Maria Bamford, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Judah Friedlander, Nikki Glaser, W. Kamau Bell, Doug Benson, Wayne Federman, Jen Kirkman, Tom Rhodes, Jim Norton, Alonzo Bodden, and more.

Watching the Comedy Documentary I Am Comic

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?

Early on in I Am Comic, Dave Attell lays it all out: “Why are comedy documentaries always so fucking serious? I mean, I know we’re sad people to begin with, but let’s find a lighter way.”

It is true that many a serious look [...]