Follows Jerry Seinfeld and Orny Adams as they navigate their way through the cutthroat world of New York's comedy clubs, each working toward the ultimate goal of an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. For Seinfeld, hitting the clubs is a way of proving himself after his years of sitcom success; for the up-and-coming Adams, nightly stand-up routines are an avenue to bigger and better things, preferably comedy festivals, talk show appearances, and sitcom roles. The two occasionally cross paths where they debate ups and downs of the trade.
MPAA rating: R; for language.
Special features: deleted scenes; advertising material; Letterman appearances; interviews with Jiminy Glick; "Where is Orny now?" featurette; director/producer feature commentary; Jerry Seinfeld/Colin Quinn feature commentary.
Directors of photography, Christian Charles, Gary Steiner ; editor, Chris Franklin.
Jerry Seinfeld, Greg Geraldo, Sherrod Small, Jim Norton, Allan Havey, Colin Quinn, Cynthia Koury, Orny Adams, George Wallace, Robert Klein, T. Sean Shannon, Gary Greenberg, Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Garry Shandling.
Consensus: Comedian is an insightful look at the hard work of creating comedy.
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