COMEDY STORE, THE (SHOWTIME 2020) 5-PART DOCUMENTARY Freddie Prinze, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Rogan
This documentary series brings to life the legends, heartbreak and history created at The Comedy Store, which over the past 47 years has launched the careers of a breathtaking array of stars.
As a Comedy Store alum, former stand-up comic Mike Binder spotlights one of pop culture's great laboratories with never-before-seen footage and incisive, emotional interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy.
From the rise of mega stars of the 70's like Freddie Prinze and Jimmie J.J. Walker to today's comic legends, The Comedy Store was the birthplace for many careers.
Comedians whose rise to fame was associated with working at the Comedy Store include Carlos Mencia, Roseanne Barr, Bill Burr, Jim Carrey, Chevy Chase, Andrew Dice Clay, Joey Diaz, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tony Hinchcliffe, Sam Kinison, Bobby Lee, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Sebastian Maniscalco, Marc Maron, Joe Rogan, Garry Shandling, Duncan Trussell, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Pauly Shore, John, Witherspoon and so many more.
The docu-series also highlights the night club owner Mitzi Shore, who acquired ownership in 1972 in a divorce settlement from her then husband Sammy Shore. Through the club, she had a huge influence on the careers of up-and-coming comedians for many decades.