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"The Cobb's Comedy Club" Documentary

"Cobbs at the end of Northpoint. Quickly became my favorite club because Tom genuinely loved comics. Tough love and all. He wanted to see us get better at our craft."


Carlos Alazraqui

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When a fire destroys Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, defiant owner Tom Sawyer and his crew of comedians rebuild it, hoping to revive the struggling local comedy scene. As a breeding ground for young comedians, Cobb's could not be equaled. Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Bob Saget, Ellen DeGeneres, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill Maher, Kevin Pollak and more developed at this small club. David C. Schendel (Yank Tanks, 2003) documents the roller coaster ride to re-open the legendary independent venue and keep it open against all odds.—David Schendel

Directed by 

David Schendel    

Cast (in credits order)  

Dana Carvey... Self

Bob Saget... Self

Bobcat Goldthwait... Self

Paula Poundstone... Self

Kevin Pollak... Self

Kevin Nealon... Self

Michael Pritchard... Self

Will Durst... Self

Arj Barker... Self

George Wallace... Self

Mark Pitta... Self

W. Kamau Bell... Self

Bill Maher... Self

Harland Williams... Self

Produced by 

Bonnie Harvey    ...    executive producer

Michael Houlihan    ...    executive producer

Sorin Papuc    ...    executive producer

Daniel Riviera    ...    producer

David Schendel    ...    producer

Noah Veneklasen    ...    executive producer

Music by 

Brice Frillici    

Arlen Hart    

Gregory Howe    

Cinematography by 

David Schendel    

Film Editing by 

Lasse Järvi    ...    (as Lasse Jarvi)

David Schendel

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