Excavating the 2000 Year Old Man
Excavating the 2,000 Year Old Man takes a highly entertaining look back on the origins of the famous routine and how it evolved from dinner party entertainment among friends to a genuine public phenomenon that generated five hit comedy albums, countless television appearances as well as an animated TV special. The documentary, narrated by Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell, features hilarious clips of Reiner and Brooks in action from television variety shows over the years as well as a 2009 sit-down conversation between Reiner and Brooks who discuss the genesis of their lifelong friendship and the enduring appeal of their priceless contribution to comedy. Also featured are contemporary interviews with comedians including Paul Reiser, Bob Newhart, Garry Shandling and Richard Lewis who reflect on how the 2,000 Year Old Man routine influenced them personally over the years and how it will surely keep audiences laughing for 2,000 years to come.
By Andrea Passafiume