Wisecracks


1h 31m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.

Film Details

Release Date
1991
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

A profile of successful female stand-up comics, from pioneers like Phyllis Diller to contemporary favorites like Paula Poundstone.

Crew

Gracie Allen

Other

Sheenah Andrews

Thanks

Eve Arden

Other

Joanne Astrow

Other

Joanne Astrow

Special Thanks To

Lucille Ball

Other

Morwenna Banks

Thanks

Elizabeth Barondes

Production Assistant

Joy Behar

Other

Fanny Brice

Other

Carol Burnett

Other

George Burns

Other

Thomas Burstyn

Camera

Varda Burstyn

Researcher

Robert Calhoun

Thanks

Maria Callous

Other

Heather Carson

Thanks

Susan Cavan

Executive Producer

Sandra Chandler

Camera Assistant

Carol Channing

Other

Michael Cleary

Other

Gary Cline

Thanks

Constance Collier

Other

Shelley Craig

Rerecording

Cass Daley

Other

Dreenagh Darrell

Other

Joan Davis

Other

Ellen Degeneres

Other

Phyllis Diller

Other

Zoe Dirse

Cinematographer

Zoe Dirse

Other

Rick Drapkin

Thanks

Marie Dressler

Other

Louise Fazenda

Other

Gracie Fields

Other

Timothy Findley

Thanks

Rina Fraticelli

Executive Producer

Stuart French

Sound

Bob Fresco

Cinematographer

Bob Fresco

Other

Molly Goldberg

Other

Whoopi Goldberg

Other

Sue Gourley

Other

Gisele Guilbault

Other

Archie Hahn

Thanks

Andras Hamori

Thanks

Dorothy Hart

Other

Betty Hutton

Other

Geri Jewell

Other

Steve Jezewski

Thanks

Signe Johannson

Producer

Taborah Johnson

Thanks

Jenny Jones

Other

Jean-pierre Joutel

Rerecording

Anne Klein

Production Manager

Maxine Lapiduss

Other

Jenny Leclair

Thanks

Jenny Lecoat

Other

Emily Levine

Other

Beatrice Lillie

Other

Barbara Mainguy

Thanks

Gordon Mcclellan

Editor

Hattie Mcdaniel

Other

Louise Overy

Titles

Maria Pedersen

Camera Assistant

Milan Podsedly

Camera

Paula Poundstone

Other

Y Raicin

Sound

Martha Raye

Other

Ronald Reagan

Other

Jane Rigby

Production Manager

Bob Rodgers

Thanks

Barbara Sears

Thanks

Sandra Shamas

Other

Betty Singer

Thanks

Gail Singer

Producer

Morley Singer

Thanks

Carrie Snow

Other

Maribeth Solomon

Original Music

Robert Stecko

Camera Assistant

Ginny Stikeman

Executive Producer

Pam Stone

Other

Dave Sutton

Thanks

Christina Terry

Production Assistant

Deborah Theaker

Other

Barbara Tranter

Production Manager

Sophie Tucker

Other

Chris Tufty

Camera

Robin Tyler

Other

Jan Visick

Researcher

Kim Wayans

Other

Lotus Weinstock

Other

Aerlyn Weissman

Sound

Mae West

Other

Lise White

Thanks

William Whitehead

Thanks

Amy Wilson

Researcher

Marie Wilson

Other

Zoe Yanovsky

Production Assistant

Rachel Zolf

Thanks

Film Details

Release Date
1991
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1992

Released in United States August 13, 1992

Released in United States Fall September 29, 1993

Released in United States June 3, 1992

Released in United States May 1991

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States on Video September 29, 1993

Released in United States September 1991

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.

Shown at New York Comedy Film Festival October 21-25, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14-June 7, 1992.

Released in United States 1992 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14-June 7, 1992.)

Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1991.)

Released in United States June 3, 1992 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States August 13, 1992 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Platform release in Canada began in Toronto October 18, 1991.

Released in United States Fall September 29, 1993

Released in United States on Video September 29, 1993

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at New York Comedy Film Festival October 21-25, 1998.)