Jerry-atric: One Comic’s 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom

Every year thousands of people begin chasing their dreams of being stand up comics. Every year thousands give up. How many could endure for sixty years without the fame and fortune so many seek? How many can remain optimistic and even inspire others? Jerry Farber, 77, is still standing up.

Year:
2015
Length:
18 minutes
Country:
Director:
Leanna Adams

Shown at

  1. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016

1 Response

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Atlanta Comedian Jerry Farber Reflects On 55-Year Career

    In 1989, Atlanta comedian Jerry Farber did a very avant-garde thing. He opened the first non-smoking comedy club in United States. Ted Turner showed up with a cigar because he thought it was a joke…

    http://news.wabe.org/post/atlanta-comedian-jerry-farber-reflects-55-year-career
    One of his friends made a short documentary about his life as an older comedian on the road. It’s called “Jerry-atric: One Comic’s 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom” and will premiere at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival in 2016.

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