3 Still Standing
Catalogue Number: PR3137
Producer: Passion River Films
Subject: Arts, Documentary, Drama, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: United States
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 90
Closed Captions: Yes
3 Still Standing follows three veteran stand up comics as they struggle to survive the downfall of comedy in a changing world.
Contemporaries of Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and others in the hotbed of San Fransisco during the heady 1980s, success seems to be just one great set away for Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown and Johnny Steele. Now that the heyday is over and comedy seems to have taken a hiatus, the skilled live performers must seek new ways to reinvent their acts in unfamiliar landscape of social media and online ccelebrity.
With surprisingly serious intent - after all these men are comedians -- the "3" pursue creative ways to make their comebacks. 3 Still Standing is a 30-year roller-coaster ride through comedy's boom and bust, with recollections from contemporaries and close colleagues Rob Schneider and Paula Poundstone. And on a poignant note, we get to hear one of Robin Williams last recorded interviews.
"Perseverance has never been quite as hilarious as this."
- Toronto Film Scene
"...stand for something, reminding us that the dream is not always connected to fame and fulfillment; sometimes the dream is in the doing."
- Hollywood Reporter
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