Comedian (film)

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Jerry Seinfeld walking along a street carrying a microphone stand
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChristian Charles
Produced byGary Streiner
Written byJerry Seinfeld
Music byAntonio Carlos Jobim
  • Christian Charles
  • Mark Plumber
  • Gary Streiner
Edited byChris Franklin
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date
  • October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,751,988

Comedian is a 2002 American documentary film focusing on comedian Jerry Seinfeld that explores the other side of stand-up comedy; that is, the preparation, politics, nerves, creativity, and so on. The film also features an up-and-coming comic named Orny Adams as he struggles to make it in show business. Many other recognizable comedians also make at least a cameo, including Colin Quinn, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, Ray Romano, Godfrey, Chris Rock, George Wallace, Mario Joyner, Jay Leno, Tom Papa, Bill Cosby, and Robert Klein.

The film's unusual trailer featured famous voice-over artist Hal Douglas speaking in a recording booth.[1]

The film was theatrically released in the United States on October 11, 2002 and grossed about $2.8 million domestically.[2]


Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 76% based on reviews from 88 critics.[3]

Roger Ebert gave the film 2 out of 4 stars.[4] Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B grade.[5]


  1. ^ "Comedian Movie Trailer". YouTube. 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
  2. ^ "Comedian (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-09-12.
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  5. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (October 25, 2002). "Comedian". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 26, 2019.

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