Wisecracks (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Canada, 1992.  CITY-TV, National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, Studio D, Téléfilm Canada, Zinger Films. Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , Gail Singer, .  Film Editing by .  

Gail Singer puts the spotlight on female stand-up comedians in this wonderfully entertaining documentary. Featuring the work of incredible talents like , Whoopi Goldberg,  and , it also gives you early looks at the careers of equally gifted comics  and before they became household names on television. Singer has an agenda to garner women some attention in a field that generally sees them as a hard sell, supporting this with interviews by the ladies between filmed routines in which they talk about their experiences. Regardless of whether or not this matters to you, you’ll have a great time listening to the terrific jokes, and will want to watch the film more than once.

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