George Shapiro

Comedian (2002)

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Charles
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Orny Adams  •  Greg Giraldo  •  Jim Norton

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Charles
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Orny Adams  •  Greg Giraldo  •  Jim Norton

Man on the Moon (1999)

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Courtney Love  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Danny DeVito

Seinfeld: How It Began (2004)

A documentary detailing the troubled beginnings of the legendary tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Sackett
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

A documentary detailing the troubled beginnings of the legendary tv show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Sackett
CAST:  Larry David  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of ... (2017)

Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Smith
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Danny DeVito  •  Miloš Forman  •  Judd Hirsch

Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Smith
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Danny DeVito  •  Miloš Forman  •  Judd Hirsch

The Bronx, USA (2019)

A socio-cultural multi-generational history of the Bronx focused on Producer George Shapiro's 1949 graduating class and the 2017 graduating class of DeWitt Clinton High School.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Gold
CAST:  George Shapiro

A socio-cultural multi-generational history of the Bronx focused on Producer George Shapiro's 1949 graduating class and the 2017 graduating class of DeWitt Clinton High School.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Gold
CAST:  George Shapiro

Andy's Funhouse (1979)

This special was taped in 1977 but did not air until August 1979, on ABC. It featured most of Andy's famous gags, including Foreign Man/Latka and his Elvis Presley impersonation, as well as a host of unique segments (including a special appearance by children's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Trbovich
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Wendy Polland  •  Chubby Rosalie

This special was taped in 1977 but did not air until August 1979, on ABC. It featured most of Andy's famous gags, including Foreign Man/Latka and his Elvis Presley impersonation, as well as a host of unique segments (including a special appearance by children's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Trbovich
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Bob Zmuda  •  Wendy Polland  •  Chubby Rosalie

Kaufmania! (2020)

A series of vignettes explores the impact of the late Andy Kaufman and his unique brand of comedy performance art on his many colleagues, fans and followers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Sean Michaels
CAST:  Fred Willard  •  Reggie Watts  •  Wyatt Cenac  •  Jerry Lawler

A series of vignettes explores the impact of the late Andy Kaufman and his unique brand of comedy performance art on his many colleagues, fans and followers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Sean Michaels
CAST:  Fred Willard  •  Reggie Watts  •  Wyatt Cenac  •  Jerry Lawler

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2018)

Celebrate the work of beloved actress, comedian, and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center, a star-studded lineup salutes the achievements of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Tina Fey  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Tony Hale

Celebrate the work of beloved actress, comedian, and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center, a star-studded lineup salutes the achievements of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Tina Fey  •  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Tony Hale