Series (3 Episodes available)
ARTE FRANCE, TEMPS NOIR
German, English, French
TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
Thanks to the Internet and streaming platforms that have spread Stand Up internationally, this popular comic art has become the prism through which major contemporary issues are seen: in the abundance and sometimes the clash of identities, a global movement that 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 talent. All over the world, young people are picking up a simple microphone to laugh at themselves, society and its mores.
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, through its sense of observation and absurdity, new considerations on our relations in society. To speak of stand-up is to speak of the contemporary state of society.