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?
Near the beginning of The Delmonic Interviews, improv legend Del Close is described as “the most famous person in comedy that nobody knows.” Having just spent the best part of my weekend at a 56-hour improv marathon dedicated to him, that description doesn’t [...]