A Place For Film – Road Comics With Professor Susan Seizer

On this week's episode we're inviting CMCL professor Susan Seizer to talk about her new film Road Comics: Big Work On Small Stages.

Susan Seizer discussing comedy with Tim Northern

Photo: Copyright 2012 Road Comics

Susan Seizer discussing comedy with Tim Northern

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Road Comics: Big Work On Small Stages

Sunday, September 30th, 6:30pm


IU Cinema

This documentary film follows the creative brilliance of three stand-up comedians working the comedy club circuit in middle America. Local audiences across the Midwest and South appreciate the humor these comics draw out of strip malls, fast food, and the slow quirkiness of lives not made for TV.

Tickets Available At The IU Auditorium Box Office

Road Comics: Big Work On Small Stages

Episode 97 – Discussing Road Comics With Professor Susan Seizer

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing the film Road Comics: Big Work On Small Stages. The film is about traveling stand-up comedians, and will show at the IU Cinema on September 30th. We’re discussing the film with IU Professor Susan Seizer, the producer of the film.

We start with What Have You Seen Lately, and Jason passes this week, but Andy and Susan fill in with several films from the Cinema, including the third week in a row of discussing a Svankmajer film.

We then get into our discussion of Road Comics. This film follows three stand-up comedians who travel the country doing shows in small bars and other venues. The comedians are three very different people, and the film covers how they got started, what they’re doing now, and also talks about the state of the comedy club with different comedy club owners.

It’s a great documentary, and a very funny film. Well worth checking out.

Video – Discussing Road Comics

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode

A Bag of Hammers
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Bounce Ko-Gals
Camouflage
Dredd 3D
End of Watch
House at the End of the Street
Lesson Faust
Little Otik
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
Meet the Fokkens
Neighboring Sounds
OK, Good
Old Dog
Piranha
Road Comics: Big Work On Small Stages
Sleepwalk with Me
The Contender
The Imposter
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
This is Spinal Tap
Trouble with the Curve
Two Years at Sea

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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