July 20, 2010 Los Angeles, CA- monterey media enthusiastically announces the October 12th DVD and digital download release of "I Am Comic", a laugh-out-loud ode to the art and occupational hazards of stand-up comedy featuring over 80 stand-up and stand-out comedians including: Sarah Silverman, Carlos Mencia, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Foxworthy, Tommy Davidson, Tim Allen, Nick Kroll, ANT, Kathy Griffin, Dave Attell, Janeane Garofalo, Carrot Top, Louis C.K., Roseanne Barr, Todd Glass, Iliza Shlesinger, and Phyllis Diller.
Directed by Jordan Brady and produced by Robert Mickelson, the film screened for audiences as an Official Selection at TBS' Just For Laughs Very Funny Festival, Best of Slamdance, Feel Good Film Festival, Laugh Your Ashville Off Comedy Festival, Cinefamily's Comedy Festival, Little Rock, Bridgetown, Atlanta, Kansas City and James River Film Festivals. Meanwhile, a tour of the film at comedy venues across the nation had crowds in hysterics as the film's cavalcade of their favorite comics comprised what can only be described as the ultimate all-star line-up.
"More laughs per minute than most comedies this year"-Ain't It Cool News
"The movie is hilarious" -SLUG Magazine
"4 Stars. Interesting, entertaining & enlightening look at the world of stand-up comedy" -Mountain Xpress
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, Shydner 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.
Bonus Features include Larry Miller and Todd Glass in "Prom Gig from Hell", "Kathy Loves Touring" , "Portland Green Room" , "True Stories with Jeff and Sarah" , "Various Comics on Different Topics" and "Merch Music Video" .
Prebook: September 14th Street Date: October 12th
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