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Play for Today: Comedians

Directed by Richard Eyre
United Kingdom, 1979
Drama, Comedy, TV Movie


An evening class of stand-up comedians prepare to perform in front of a talent scout.

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Comedians Directed by Richard Eyre

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Comedians

    No laughing matter. What is comedy for? Distilled truth-seeking or temporary release the easy way? Either/or I’d say, with the latter the less challenging route confirming or pandering to what you think you already know. Griffiths clearly favours the first approach as exemplified by Price taking the trickier route to a humour of ugly truths through pain. If plays exist to prod this fulfils it’s task admirably.

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