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When Stand Up Stood Out (2006)

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In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Boston stand-up comedians burst upon the national scene, giving audiences a taste of hard-edged social and political commentary, in what came to be known as "The Boston Gold Rush".


Fran Solomita





Credited cast:
Lenny Clarke ... Himself
Barry Crimmins ... Himself
Mike Donovan Mike Donovan ... Himself
Janeane Garofalo ... Herself
Don Gavin ... Himself
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Himself
DJ Hazard ... Himself
Denis Leary ... Himself
Kevin Meaney ... Himself
Paula Poundstone ... Herself
Colin Quinn ... Himself
Ken Rogerson Ken Rogerson ... Himself
Steven Wright ... Himself


Documentary covering what came to be known as "The Boston Gold Rush" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst upon the national scene, giving audiences a taste of the hard-edged social and political commentary that came out of that city. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Rated R for language and some drug content






Release Date:

27 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital


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Not as bad as the Aristocrats, but still...
28 September 2006 | by cosbyshowfanSee all my reviews

What up with the quote on the back? It says something like this movie is the antidote to Jerry Seinfeld's Comedian. I don't get it. The documentary Comedian is a more focused film, basically just showing a year in the lives of two comics. When Stand up Stood Out is a long winded, unfocused historical documentary about some pretty irrelevant comedians in Boston. Steven Wright is the only comedian in the whole lot who anyone cares about whatsoever. Lenny Clarke is an annoying, unfunny idiot that thinks he is edgy because he says rude, inappropriate things. Wow. Not impressed. The guy who made this movie is obviously pretty narcissistic and lame for making such deliberate self-promotion. There are plenty of great comics to come from the Boston scene (Conan, Leno, David Cross, Steven Wright, Janeane Garafalo) but this doc mostly just focuses on the director and his friends. Not as bad as the unwatchable Aristocrats, but not nearly at the same level as Comedian.

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