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Hysterical (2021)


Releasing at April 2, 2021 on FX and next day on Hulu


Stand-up comedy had always been a male domain. Only a tiny handful of women have broken out of the brutal world of comedy clubs to become household names. After decades of fighting for a place in the spotlight, things have finally shifted. Hysterical, a feature documentary from director Andrea Nevins, journeys backstage and on the road with veteran comedians, rising stars and novices to discover how an intrepid group of boundary-breaking females are changing the game and exploring what it takes to become the voices of their generation and their gender.

Hysterical takes an intimate look behind the velvet curtains and beer-soaked clubs of the comedy scene into the lives of the women shattering comedy’s glass ceiling with raucous laughter and perfectly timed punch lines. From newcomers to super stars, the funniest women in comedy drop the mic with their heartfelt struggles, personal stories and hilariously bold opinions.

Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins

Stars: Iliza Shlesinger, Sherri Shepherd, Amy Schumer, Nikki Glaser, Fortune Feimster, Ali Wong, Margaret Cho


Iliza ShlesingerLisa Lampanelli
Sherri ShepherdJudy Gold
Amy SchumerBonnie McFarlane
Nikki GlaserJessica Kirson
Fortune FeimsterMarina Franklin
Ali WongCarmen Lynch
Margaret ChoKelly Bachman
Joan RiversWendy Liebman
Kathy GriffinRenie Rivas
Rachel Feinstein


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