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Doug Stanhope's the Unbookables

2012
1h 35m
Comedy/Documentary
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Cast

Andy Andrist (Self)Brett Erikson (Self)James Inman (Self)Kristine Levine (Self)Elliott Threatt (Background comic)

Director

Jeff Pearson

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Synopsis

The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits--on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through the Midwest they careen between the desire to succeed and the reality that there may be nothing left to lose. Road life is far from glamorous: comics come and go and cruel pranks and hard drinking punctuate their obsidian dark comedy on stage. They succeed and fail-spectacularly. When they face being fired for going too far on stage, the conflict culminates in a showdown: compromise or double down?

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