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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Musicians & Performers
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Andrea Nevins
Producer(s):Rebecca Evans
Carolina Groppa
Ross M. Dinerstein
Executive Producer(s):Andrea Nevins
Ross Girard
Jim Serpico
Jessica Kirson
Editor(s):Dava Whisenant
Andrea Lewis
Cinematography:Carmen Delaney


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Women have always had to fight longer and harder than men to break through the club scene and reach the pinnacle of stand-up comedy. But things are finally starting to shift. Featuring interviews with comedy legends and rising stars, Hysterical is a poignant journey backstage and on the road with a group of hilarious women who are changing the game and exploring what it takes to become the voices of their generation and their gender. Diving deep into the past struggles and accomplishments of each comic, this timely film questions the social structure of an entire industry calling for greater gender and racial equality. Through the artists who first blazed the trail and those continuing the battle, we’re experiencing a tangible shift in the balance of power that will hopefully transcend comedy and bleed into everyday life. Featuring Kelly Bachman, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Lisa Lampanelli, Wendy Liebman, Carmen Lynch, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherri Shepherd and Iliza Shlesinger. Directed by Andrea Nevins. Premiering on FX Canada this summer.

Special Presentations program sponsored by
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 Hysterical and its Q&A are presented with support from the U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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  • Film Threat - "Gives us more than enough reason to celebrate these comedians" 

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