Dying Laughing: Docu of Lives of Stand-Up Comedians

Featuring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Steve Coogan and the late Garry Shandling, Dying Laughing offers a candid look at the complicated and fascinating lives of some of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians.

A moving, funny and unique feature documentary on the agony and the ecstasy of making people laugh. A stand-up comedian must be the writer, the director and the star performer – and in stand-up there is no rehearsal, no practice, no safety net as it only works in front of a live audience, with feedback being instantaneous and often brutal. For most people, baring their soul on stage and having an audience “boo” at you would become a life-long trauma, but for stand-up comedians, it’s a nightly challenge.

This heartfelt documentary contains original interviews interlaced with personal footage of life on the road – all from a comedian’s point of view.