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 [...]