Miramax Buys ‘Seinfeld’ Documentary
Miramax Films has inked for worldwide rights to “Comedian,” a documentary about Jerry Seinfeld’s year on the road doing standup gigs after “Seinfeld” ended its hugely successful NBC run. No release date is set.
The documentary, which had been offered to other distributors, went to Miramax following protracted negotiations. Seinfeld financed the picture himself.
Directed by Christian Charles and produced by Gary Streiner, the Ogilvy and Mather creatives who made Seinfeld’s American Express commercials, “Comedian” takes audiences behind the scenes as Seinfeld travels from venue to venue for his standup gigs. It also includes appearances by Seinfeld pals Colin Quinn, Chris Rock and Garry Shandling.
The 100-minute picture, shot on mini DV, offers up Seinfeld post-bachelorhood — a less private comic able to mock singleness and marriage at the same time.