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When Stand Up Stood Out

Release date: Jan, 1st 2003 (US)

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.

Director: Fran Solomita.

Starring: Lenny Clarke, Bobcat Goldthwait, Denis Leary, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn and more.