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Have queer comedians changed the world? This is the question that comedian-turned-filmmaker Page Hurwitz asked in her Tribeca debut film, Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution.

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution is a captivating documentary that explores the profound impact of queer comedians on American culture. Directed by Page Hurwitz, the film delves into the history of queer comedy, showcasing how these performers have challenged societal norms and brought about social change through their wit and humor.

From archival footage to stand-up performances and interviews with comedy legends like Lily Tomlin, Margaret Cho, and Bob The Drag Queen, the film paints a vibrant picture of the struggles and triumphs of queer comedians. It highlights their resilience in the face of adversity, their unwavering commitment to community, and their ability to use laughter as a powerful tool for social commentary.

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of comedy, LGBTQ+ representation, and the power of laughter to effect change. The film’s cast includes a diverse range of comedic talents, each offering unique perspectives on the evolution of queer comedy. The film’s production team, led by director Page Hurwitz and producer Katherine LeBlond, has assembled a compelling narrative that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

The documentary film was produced by Katherine LeBlond, Page Hurwitz, and Wanda Sykes, and written by Page Hurwitz. It features cinematography by Carissa Dorson, an original score by Chris Rob, and editing by Conor O’Neill, Jeni Matson, Rodrigo Brazão, Ann Roy, and Giselle Murillo. The executive producers are Brian Graden and Dave Mace, with Natalie Coffen as associate producer, Sharon Houston as co-producer, and John Bradley as supervising producer. Trish Bendix, Dave Holmes, and Kaitlin McLaughlin served as consulting producers, while Clare Tucker and Julia Silverton were co-executive producers, and Conor O’Neill was the supervising editor. Catherine White was the art director, and Netflix is the US distributor. The cast includes Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Sykes, Eddie Izzard, Rosie O’Donnell, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Todd Glass, Hannah Gadsby, Scott Thompson, Judy Gold, Bob The Drag Queen, and Joel Kim Booster.

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