Amazon Announces New Documentary Series on the Competitive World of Stand-Up Comedy

/Film | 6/13/2018 | Ethan Anderton
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The world of stand-up comedy is so much more than the stand-up specials you see on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO. But those all feature comedians who have put in countless hours of stage time at small comedy clubs, wrote and reworked jokes over and over again, and competed with thousands of other up and coming comedians who want nothing more than to play the big rooms and make millions laugh. This is the world that Amazon will focus on in a new documentary series.

Deadline reports Amazon Studios is teaming up with the famous Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival for a documentary series that will follow a group of stand-up comedians in New York and Los Angeles as they compete for a coveted spot in the New Faces showcase. This is a show that can really help launch a stand-up comic’s career and get them on the radar for representation and stardom in the comedy world.

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As of now the series is untitled, but it will be comprised of six episodes focusing on comedy clubs where all the highs and lows of working in comedy will be felt. Whenever you see stand-up comedy on TV, that’s the result of workshopping material for months, even years. That’s why it always goes so well on those specials. But in the lower echelons...
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