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Dying Laughing

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Paul Toogood & Lloyd Stanton

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About the Movie

Dying Laughing is a candid look inside the complicated and fascinating lives of some of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians. A beautiful, funny and unique feature length documentary on the agony and the ecstasy of making people laugh.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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87%
  • Reviews Counted: 15
  • Fresh: 13
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even though they all tend to make the same points, the number of comics talked to and their widely diverse personalities and war stories insure that interest never flags. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Feb 23, 2017

Fresh: Though the engaging documentary treads through unavoidably familiar territory ... its chorus of testifiers often find sharp new angles of approach. Like the jokes they hone, many of their insights arrive with the impact of well-crafted punchlines. – Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter, Dec 16, 2016

Fresh: It's great and it's valuable and it's wonderful, because we love seeing and hearing these all-time greats talk about what they do with such passion and candor. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 23, 2017

Fresh: The movie kicks off poorly, with a battery of familiar conceits from big stars. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Feb 23, 2017

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Customer Reviews

What a cast!

Got a sneak peak at this. A really cool series of interviews w/ comedy all stars. Totally loved this. Very new perspective on comedy.

A must-have for any new comedian.

This beautiful documentary is a must-have for any new comedian. Doesn't matter if you're a storyteller, an observationalist, a political satirist, an alternative, or a surrealist, you'll find a lot of things in here that are useful. This is stuff the pros know. And even if you're a pro yourself, you'll probably hear a lot of friendly reminders. Most of all, these comics explain exactly why doing stand up is crazy... and how it can be one of the best things ever.

Review of Trailer...What...Yes, the Trailer.

I just want to give kudos to the directors, who, in concert with the cameramen (persons), did a superb job of photographing their stars to make them look the worst they could possible make them look. I mean, if that's what they were going for, two thumbs up. But if I were any of these people, I would be cycling through the stages of grief and rocking back and forth between depression and anger (at the [expletive deleted] directors.

Dying Laughing
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2017

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