The documentary When Stand Up Stood Out charts the stand-up comedy boom and then decline that took place in Boston during the late seventies and eighties. Consisting of both vintage footage from the era and interviews with the people who were a part of the scene, the film showcases how this fertile comedic territory produced such famous names as Steven Wright, enis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait, Colin Quinn, and Paula Pundstone. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
when I read on the cover of this movie that it was one of the funniest movies ever made I thought I would get to giggle a little but I didn't. This movie is just a documentary about stand up. No actual stand up - I was very disappointed.