If you’ve ever walked into a comedy club in New York city over the last three decades, if you’ve ever been to Just For Laughs in Montreal, or if you’ve ever just searched the words “comedy” on YouTube, chances are you’ve seen him before. He is unmistakable with his wild hair and seemingly knows everybody in comedy. And the thing is, they all know him right back.
There is a new short documentary that explores the story of just who this mystery guy is. What is his story? Where does he come from? How the hell do all these people know who he is? All of that is answered. Here, you’ll also learn about how he combined his job as a dentist with comedy, how he almost landed a job on Saturday Night Live making films, and why he feels he never achieved the household name he would’ve liked to.
Director Derek Brown provides us with a fascinating look at the man behind the mic (and the hair), Jeffrey Gurian.