It Started as a Joke

Release April 3, 2020 (Limited)
Cast Eugene Mirman, Michael Ian Black, Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Ira Glass, John Hodgman
Director Julie Smith Clem, Ken Druckerman
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Studio Gravitas Ventures
Length 75 mins.


It Started as a Joke is a feature documentary that chronicles the decade-long run of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival - including a final farewell show. The film celebrates Eugene's unique brand of humor and his role in the alternative comedy movement, offers a bittersweet goodbye to an era, and reminds us of the healing properties of comedy - even in the most challenging of life's circumstances.

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