When Comedy Went To School

Co-directors Ron Frank and Mevlut Akkaya's When Comedy Went to School sets out to provide one of the first documentary histories of the legendary Borscht Belt in upstate New York -- a haven for standup comedians for more than three decades, from roughly the early ’40s through the late ’60s. This is a wonderful and long-overdue subject for a nonfiction...read more

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  • Released: 2013
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Co-directors Ron Frank and Mevlut Akkaya's When Comedy Went to School sets out to provide one of the first documentary histories of the legendary Borscht Belt in upstate New York -- a haven for standup comedians for more than three decades, from roughly th… (more)

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