The weekend, on remembrance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Vice aired a new documentary that examines the relation of humor and tragedy, and how funny people dealt with the notion of when to be funny again. Diving into what what happening in the minds of comedians and the comedy world in general after the terrorist attacks.
The documentary, Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11, features interviews with David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Matthew Broderick, Aasif Mandvi, Rob Riggle, Nathan Lane, Gilbert Gottfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Kattan, Lewis Black, Doug Stanhope, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters, and many more. All of those involved share their own experiences with the days and the aftermath, how it changed them, and how they eventually got back to doing what they do best.
Because the world should see it, the doc is free to watch on Vice’s YouTube channel. It’s a great doc we highly recommend as it features many key players in the comedy industry (both behind and in front of the camera) including those who were present on that day, served in our military, or were first responders on the scene.