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Pride: Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

Pride: Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

Pride: Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

Dir. Page Hurwitz
100 min

Pride Month Programming | June 17 at 7pm

Director Page Hurwitz Attending

About the film

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the history of queer stand up comedy. The documentary considers the importance of LGBTQ+ stand up as a driver of social change over the past five decades, actively reflecting and challenging cultural norms and values. Ultimately, the film reveals that queer comedians — whether they intended to or not — helped change the world, one joke at a time.

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution combines interviews, memorable stand up performances, archival materials, and verité footage featuring top LGBTQ+ comedians including Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Sykes, Eddie Izzard, Hannah Gadsby, Tig Notaro, Rosie O'Donnell, Margaret Cho, Bob The Drag Queen, and Trixie Mattel, among others.

Director Bio

Page Hurwitz - Director Page Hurwitz began her career as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco’s Castro District and spent several years performing across the country, making appearances at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and on Showtime and MTV/LOGO. Since then, Hurwitz has gone on to become an award-winning writer, director and producer known for amplifying underrepresented voices in her various projects, including Unprotected Sets (Epix), Queer Riot (Outfest 2022) and Stand Out, a historic comedy concert and variety special she created for Netflix. In her feature length documentary debut, Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution, she shines a spotlight on the history-making LGBTQ+ comedy community.

Throughout her career, Hurwitz has worked with top comedians. She recently produced acclaimed comedy specials for Tiffany Haddish, Fortune Feimster, Christela Alonzo and Michelle Buteau. Buteau’s Welcome to Buteaupoia, which Hurwitz directed, won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Special in 2021. Haddish’s Black Mitzvah won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. In addition, she has produced three successive specials for trailblazing comedian Wanda Sykes.

Hurwitz and Sykes are also the formidable forces behind Push It Productions. The comedy-centered company has landed original television projects across different genres, including the award-winning Herlarious (OWN), Talk Show The Game Show (TruTV) and The Upshaws (Netflix), a half-hour comedy in its fourth season.

Film Details

Programs: Pride, Special Screenings
Release Year: 2024
Runtime: 100 min
Country/Region: USA
Language: English
Print Source: Netflix
Tags: Documentary, LGBTQ+, Women Directors


Director: Page Hurwitz