3 Still Standing
First show: October 09
From Fri, Oct. 9 to Sun, Oct 18
For one bright, shining moment, three San Francisco standup comics seemed poised for the big time. Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Larry “Bubbles” Brown were killing audiences in the Holy City Zoo, the Punch Line, and all the other packed, brick-walled venues that made San Francisco the country’s best, most radical comedy scene in the 1980s. Agents–and Vegas–came calling, and why not? Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, and numerous others were honing their unique talents beneath the same spotlights and becoming stars. Then, as the ’90s dawned, the local comedy scene died, and SF’s era of cutting-edge, no-holds-barred humor faded into legend. What did these three comics do? They kept telling jokes however they could–and they still do. This loving, lively documentary–packed with hilarious vintage footage, intimate interviews, rat-a-tat editing, and a jazzy score–captures the triumphs and struggles, the art and dedication, of three indomitable performers who still bring it every time.
Directed by Robert A. Campos & Donna LoCicero. 2014. 90min. USA.
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