Short film “A Stand Up Guy” shows the sobering side of comedy

By | August 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm | 2 comments | Audio/Video, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

Most Laughspin readers have a pretty good idea that life as a comedian can be difficult. Not only is there the prospect of trying to become an original voice in a self-destructive art form, but often times, there is little support or reassurance given that one is following the correct path.

A Stand Up Guy, a short film by written and directed by Sarah Rose Bergman, takes a look at an extreme case where the comedian sacrifices the basic need of shelter or security in order to perform whenever he can get a chance. Based on the life of Jimbo Bazoobi, an Australian comedian who describes himself as a nomad this short shows how far some comedians go for their art. The stars of A Stand Up Guy, Ron Babcock and Lizzy Cooperman, both comedians themselves, are fortunately far from being homeless and have become favorites among the LA comedy scene. Check it out, below.

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Jake Kroeger has dedicated his life, for better or probably worse, to comedy. Starting and continually running the Comedy Bureau, a voice for LA comedy, by himself, he also writes and performs stand-up comedy in LA and watches more live comedy than is probably humanly tolerable. He's been a daily contributor to Punchline Magazine, now because he loves and believes in comedy so much. Said of Kroeger, "...without his dangerously insane, unhealthy work ethic, certain comics would not have any press at all."

  • Thebloke

    That is truly amazing. I am a comedian in Australia and a good friend of Jimbo’s. I have known him since before he chose this nomadic style of comedy. We have crossed paths on several occasions in different parts of our country. There was even one time where I woke in my flat in Melbourne to find Jimbo sleeping on the deck. He had arrived late the night before and said he didn’t want to wake me.

  • Leevaijeans

    I can relate. It’s rough but worth it.

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