Series (3 Episodes available)
ARTE FRANCE, TEMPS NOIR
German, English, French
TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Thanks to the Internet which helped spread stand up comedy internationally, this popular form of humor has become the prism through which contemporary issues are seen: in the abundance of identities, a global movement challenges the established order.
Stand up told by its icons: Jamel Debbouze, Blanche Gardin, Ali Wong, Vir Das, Fary and Hannah Gasby.
The success of stand-up comedy can be measured by the growth of comedy clubs in cities around the world in recent years. It can also be seen through the investments of an international streaming platform like Netflix, which keeps producing and broadcasting shows, while scouting for new local talents. All over the world, young people are picking up just an ordinary microphone to laugh at themselves, society and its morals.
The protest dimension of this comic art is also the instrument of an untimely and sarcastic speech, where the most agitated fringe of a society, its youth, gives itself the right to express its moods on its state of health, its palpitations, its dreams and its disappointments. Stand-up comedy is a way of breaking down minds and fixed opinions, to slip in, through its sense of observation and absurdity, new considerations on our social relationships. When talking about stand-up comedy, we are talking about the contemporary state of society.