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Why We Laugh: Funny Women (2013) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Documentary / Comedy
Original Title: Why We Laugh: Funny Women
Director: Bernard Gourley
Writers: Quincy Newell,Bambi Haggins
Released: 2013
Duration: 1h 27min
Video type: Movie
An uncensored look into the lives of the female stand-up comedian. Featuring interviews and live performance footage from some of today's most prominent female voices in stand-up comedy and entertainment, this revealing documentary sheds light on the legacy of the female comedian and the dedication, courage and passion that is required to be successful in the male dominated stand-up comedy business. Narrated and executive produced by Joan Rivers.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Rivers Joan Rivers - Herself
Kim Wayans Kim Wayans - Herself
Tig Notaro Tig Notaro - Herself
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg - Herself
Janeane Garofalo Janeane Garofalo - Herself
Sheryl Underwood Sheryl Underwood - Herself
Kathy Griffin Kathy Griffin - Herself
Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin - Herself
Aisha Tyler Aisha Tyler - Herself
Judy Tenuta Judy Tenuta - Herself
Rita Rudner Rita Rudner - Herself
Natasha Leggero Natasha Leggero - Herself
Brett Butler Brett Butler - Herself
Judy Gold Judy Gold - Herself
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman - Herself

Reviews: [2]

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    An absolute gem of a find while I was channel surfing. Have it on the DVR and it will stay there for "In case of an emergency" laughter is needed. These women have brilliant minds, and give much insight as to the life of being a comic. Well done. If you're into stupid Jerry Lewis type humor, or if you find the sitcom 'Friends' hilarious, this isn't for you. I suspect most of the lower ratings posted for this program come from such individuals, and likely the opinion of the male gender. Many men are intimidated by an intelligent, witty woman. This fact included in a portion of this program. It's ranked as a 10 in my book! Hmmm, now this is site is stating I need to have a minimum of ten lines to post this comment. Yikes, now I have to come up with a bunch of filler garble to consume ten lines. Usually the opposite. "You have too many characters", so I will attempt to submit this one more time, and if it it's not accepted, I will have wasted 30 minutes of my time which could have been used productively, as I'm not going to consume a day in an attempt to share my thoughts and praise this production. Chances are pretty good no one will give a rat's behind anyway! Okay, here goes. I'm going in!
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    Holy Moly, what happened here? What the heck did these filmmakers do...?

    I'll tell you what they did. They took over 20 women comics -- some who are very funny -- and made them all BORING. Good God, how is that even possible?

    Clearly, the director is quite young in his career, or he lacks any real talent -- not sure which. Good documentaries are not 83 minutes of constant talking heads, one after another after another. Unless maybe it's PBS or the Science Channel or something. But even then, they usually break it up to some degree. Why oh why would the filmmakers here think they could have 83 minutes of people talking to an interviewer off camera?

    This is just plain shocking. And the questions being asked -- that we never hear, just cards coming up on screen re: subject being asked about -- are not the most interesting questions you could ask comics. Furthermore, the director apparently thinks we're stupid, because he'll have several of the comics say the exact same thing, one after another on whatever subject they were asked about. Hello?? You only need one person to say it.

    So the description on my screen before I watched this, said interviews and stand-up of these women comics. That's a lie. Out of 83 minutes, there is LESS than 2 minutes of stand-up in the entire film. Hey, Director: If you had cut in more stand-up throughout, it would have been a much more interesting film. You are supposed to entertain your audience, not bore them!

    So I actually watched through the end credits, because they show outtakes as the credits roll. And you know what? The outtakes were funny and MORE interesting than the rest of the film. So skip the film and just watch the outtakes at the end.