June 22, 2010 Los Angeles, CA- monterey media is pleased to announce the acquisition of "I Am Comic", a laugh-out-loud ode to the art and occupational hazards of stand-up comedy, for distribution in the U.S. "Comic" features over 80 stand-up and stand-out comedians including Sarah Silverman, Carlos Mencia, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Allen, Nick Kroll, Kathy Griffin, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Carrot Top, Louis C.K., Roseanne Barr, Todd Glass, Iliza Shlesinger, and Phyllis Diller, the film screened for audiences at TBS - Just For Laughs Very Funny Festival and the Slamdance Film Festival.
"More laughs per minute than most comedies this year."- Ain't It Cool News
"The movie is hilarious." - SLUG Magazine
Through unprecedented backstage access and candid interviews, the film weaves through the absurd world of the working comedian and reveals a crazy and hilarious psychological profile of its practitioners. We also follow retired comic Ritch Shydner's attempt to climb back on stage after a thirteen-year hiatus. At the top of his game in the 1980's, Shnyder had HBO specials, shot five pilot TV shows, and numerous late night appearances (Carson, Letterman, Leno, etc.) but the big time eluded him. Equipped with the collective wisdom and nutty musings of over 80 of his peers, he gives it another shot. Does Ritch have what it takes to connect with today's young crowds and still get the laughs? Guaranteed to make you watch