Dying to Do Letterman

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  • 2011
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 6.9  (55)

Dying to Do Letterman is a documentary film from 2011 that tells the story of Steve Mazan, a stand-up comedian who dreams of performing on the Late Show with David Letterman. Directed by Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina, the film follows Mazan's journey as he battles cancer while pursuing his goal of making it onto the popular television show.

The film begins with Mazan discussing his love of comedy and his lifelong dream of performing on the Late Show with David Letterman. However, Mazan's dream is threatened when he is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Despite the prognosis, Mazan decides to use his illness as motivation to pursue his dream and make it onto the Late Show.

Throughout the film, Mazan is seen performing at various comedy clubs around the country, refining his act and polishing his routine. He also enlists the help of fellow comedians, including Jim Gaffigan and Ray Romano, who offer advice and support as he prepares for his big break.

As Mazan's health deteriorates, the film takes a poignant turn as Mazan reflects on his life and the legacy he wants to leave behind. He speaks openly about his fears and struggles and shares intimate moments with his wife, Debbie, who is also fighting her own battle with cancer.

Despite the challenges he faces, Mazan never loses his sense of humor or his determination to achieve his goal. He continues to perform and refine his act even as he undergoes grueling rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

Ultimately, the film culminates with Mazan's appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, fulfilling his lifelong dream. The emotional moment is a testimony to Mazan's strength and resilience, and the film is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of comedy and the human spirit.

Dying to Do Letterman is a touching and inspiring documentary that offers a unique perspective on the world of stand-up comedy and the human experience. It is a testament to the power of pursuing one's dreams, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in comedy or in the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

Dying to Do Letterman is a 2011 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 15 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    1 hr 15 min
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    6.9  (55)