DARK SIDE OF COMEDY

Season 1
 (10)
2022TV-14
Throughout the history of comedy, many comedians have lost themselves to the art's darker side, through addiction, suicide, depression and self-destruction. Dark Side of Comedy explores these stories, shining a new light on comedy's darkest corners.
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Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Chris Farley
    August 15, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Struggling with addiction and a dangerously low self-image, Chris Farley's old friends at Saturday Night Live conspired to help save the falling star.
  2. 2. Andrew Dice Clay
    August 22, 2022
    44min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the late 80's Andrew Dice Clay was one of the biggest comedians on the planet. His controversial brand of comedy found a huge base with white men in America... but at what cost?
  3. 3. Roseanne Barr
    August 29, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Brash, bold, and hilariously funny, Roseanne Barr made a name speaking her mind. And that very same impulse may have cost her her career.
  4. 4. Artie Lange
    September 5, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Artie Lange enjoyed mainstream success as a comedian on TV and radio, but his addiction to heroin, coupled with childhood traumas, threatened to thwart his ambition...and his life.
  5. 5. Richard Pryor
    September 12, 2022
    44min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Richard Pryor confronted America with brutal honesty like no other comic. But while he fought for a voice on stage, he was losing his own battle to drugs and family trauma.
  6. 6. Dustin Diamond
    September 19, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dustin Diamond found fame as a lovable geek on Saved By The Bell. But when it ended, Dustin was lost, descending into one tragic chapter after another.
  7. 7. Greg Giraldo
    September 26, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Roastmaster. Road warrior. Addict. Dad. How beloved comedian Greg Giraldo's career - and life - was sabotaged by a toxic mix of addiction and self-loathing.
  8. 8. Brett Butler
    October 4, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Money. Success. Respect. Brett Butler had it all. Here's how the fiercely original stand-up and sitcom star gained everything... only to lose it all.
  9. 9. Freddie Prinze
    October 11, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A working class Puerto Rican kid, Freddie Prinze exploded onto the comedy scene in the 1970s. But his overnight fame would come to an abrupt end just as fast.
  10. 10. Maria Bamford
    October 18, 2022
    44min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    OCD. Bipolar. Suicidal ideation. How Maria Bamford channels her mental illness into comedy, and encourages others to do the same.

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John HughesReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Liberal as hell
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Very one sided especially liberal.
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JakeReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Comedy can come from pain
While it may be a cliche that comedians are tortured souls, sometimes it's really true. Lots you didn't know behind the scenes of your favorite comedians.
adam johnsonReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show from VICE
Love the deep dive into some of my favorite comics
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