Entertainment

Alone Up There

By Vancity Buzz Staff | 7:53 am PST, Fri September 21, 2012 | Speak Up

Prairie Coast Films is thrilled to premiere the new documentary, ALONE UP THERE on September 20th at 10:00pm in Vancouver, BC at The Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) as part of The Olio Festival.

The screening will mark the first time the film has been seen by an audience and will be opened with a few words from Director/Producer Sean Patrick Shaul and live stand-up performances from local comedians Simon King and Donovan Patrick Mahoney, who appear in the film.

The premiere will coincide with the digital release of the documentary, making the film available for download worldwide through an easy PayPal payment of $6.99 at: http://aloneupthere.thestandupcomedians.com

ALONE UP THERE is the second feature length documentary from Director/Producer Sean Patrick Shaul, the filmmaker behind 2009’s award winning “Open Your Mouth And Say… Mr. Chi Pig.”  ALONE UP THERE explores the contemporary culture of stand-up comedy with a focus on the performer. The stand-up comedian is both an artist and an artisan: painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and, as often as not, revising it on the spot to suit the energy of a given audience. If the audience does not grasp the countless hours crafting the routine, and the empathic micro-calculations of the performance, then the act was a success… well, as long as it was funny. Using interviews with several professional comedians and experts the film asks the questions: “What kind of person can do standup?” and “What kind of person would want to?”

ALONE UP THERE contains interviews with:

Peter Anthony, Matt Billon, Alonzo Bodden, Mark Breslin, Eddie Brill, Claire Brosseau, Kelly Carlin, Jerry Corley, Roman Danylo, Greg Dean, Marke Driesschen, Darren Frost, Erik Griffin, Toby Hargrave, John Heffron, Jeremy Hotz, Ron James, Danielle Kasen, Moshe Kasher, Simon King, Darryl Lenox, Richard Lett, Jay London, Mike MacDonald, Donovan Patrick Mahoney, Marc Maron, Joe Matarese, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Paul Scheer, Iliza Shlesinger, Randy and Jason Sklar, Bobby Slayton, Brody Stevens, Ryan Stout, Eddie Tafoya, Jeff Ullrich

-The trailer for ALONE UP THERE can be seen HERE and the IMDB page HERE

-The Facebook fan page for the film can be seen HERE

-Tickets for Olio Festival are available at: http://olio.kodintickets.com/purch.php

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  • Utern

    “Alone up there” gives you an in depth look into Stand Up Comedy from both the professional and amateur perspective. Fantatstic movie with some great interviews and interesting insights. I highly recommend the documentary and the best part it was only $7 bucks

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