The ups and downs of "A Stand Up Life" are chronicled through the experiences of comedian Al Lubel as he prepares for a appearance on "The Tonight Show." Included: comments from Joan Rivers, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Alan King, Jerry Seinfeld, Johnny Carson.
Leslie Nielsen hosts a segment on comedy in the movies, featuring comments from David Zucker, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Carl Reiner, Penny Marshall, Damon Wayans, writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel.
Examining relationships of comedy duos, both on and off-screen. Included: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Also: performance clips.
Rowan Atkinson discusses---and demonstrates---visual humor. Included: mime and body language, slapstick and violence, and imitation and parody. Also: performance footage of Charlie Chaplin, Benny Hill, Buster Keaton, Steve Martin.
Cast & Details
Premiered: November 22, 1992
Premise: A series that examines the art of comedy in film, TV and theater and features comments from comedic actors.