Women in comedy owe a debt to Gilda Radner, the godmother of improv who fought hard for her place in a male-dominated industry of laughs. Lisa D’Apolito’s detailed documentary charts Radner’s rise to success from her breakthrough on The Second City’s Toronto stage, to SNL fame. With access to home videos and Radner’s diary, this thoughtful tribute offers insight into Radner’s personal struggles and storied relationships, both on and offstage, shining a light on a star that burned twice as bright, but tragically, half as long.
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