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Florida Premiere

When Comedy Went to School

Directed by Mevlut Akkaya & Ron Frank

US | 83 minutes | 2013

When Comedy Went to School looks back on an era when the legends of laughter were mere pishers, and the famous Catskill Mountains in upstate New York created a golden generation of comics who made our sides split. Narrated by Borscht Belt veteran Robert Klein, the film features revealing interviews and contributions from comedy icons such as Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Jerry Stiller, Jackie Mason, Larry King, Mort Sahl, Marc Maron, and Joan Rivers. Through rare clips, interviews, and performances by comedy greats like Woody Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Lenny Bruce, Don Rickles, Billy Crystal, and a young Jerry Seinfeld and Danny Kaye—the film shines an incredibly entertaining spotlight on the creators of American humor.

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Mevlut Akkaya is an award-winning producer and director of stage and screen, and has been an active member of the international entertainment community for over a decade. Ron Frank is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker with numerous credits on PBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, MTV, National Geographic, Discovery, and The History Channel.
Director Mevlut Akkaya & Ron Frank
Countries of Production US
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s)
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 83 minutes
Principal Cast Jerry Lewis, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Jerry Stiller, Woody Allen, Billy Crystal, Lenny Bruce, Jerry Seinfeld
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