Gawker.TV features my "I Need Laughs" documentary

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"I Need Laughs," the documentary I made about performing comedy in NYC, is featured at Gawker.TV today.

Filmed in a conspiratorial style, with low contrast, shrouded profiles, and the documentarian's face either obscured by darkness or cut off altogether in many of his solo confessional scenes, I Need Laughs blurs the line of demarcation separating performer and audience. Performance scenes shot from the backs of rooms, flanked by silhouetted audience members or from behind half-empty glasses of booze give the viewer a sense of being let in on a secret.


(Btw, R.G. Daniels once described it to me as the Serpico-ish version of Seinfeld's "Comedian." Sounds about right.)



The post also includes some kind words about this here blog too. Big thanks to Rebecca V. O'Neal for the nice writeup.

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5 Comment(s)

Anonymous Joel said...

Hey Matt, I'm glad your doc is getting some publicity, I really enjoyed watching it and reading your blog.

I recently started a blog on stand-up comedy that is partly inspired by your work here, though definitely a different style Premise PUNCH Tag

10/6/10, 12:57 PM  
Blogger sean donnelly said...

nice !! that is awesome . Should be a huge boost for the site!

10/6/10, 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Selena said...

Congratulations, Matt!

10/6/10, 2:36 PM  
Blogger Molly Sahebjami said...

Nice! Funny and well-shot. PS - I like your hair short like that!

10/6/10, 3:23 PM  
Blogger Abbi Crutchfield said...

Rad. I love this era in comedy.

10/8/10, 11:05 AM