If you haven't listened to my conversation with Kliph yet you can check it out here. Below is a compilation of the stuff Kliph recommended at the end of the show. Dave
Favourite Fictional TV show about Comedy/Comedian?
The Comedian (Playhouse 90) 1957 Dir: J Frankenheimer
It starred Mickey Rooney as … the star of a live American comedy show, variety show, in the 50s and the whole teleplay is about the backstage drama of this guy who causes chaos. Who browbeats his brother, who browbeats his stage hands, who is a total unfunny monster off stage but beloved by all of America onstage.”
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Favourite Comedy Documentary?
“I have different ones from different eras but I love the Jerry Seinfeld documentary The Comedian. It’s funny, my book is called The Comedians, my favourite teleplay is called The Comedian and my favourite documentary is called Comedian. When it came out in DVD form in 2003 it had an audio commentary track by Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld which is just as good if not better than the documentary itself.”