The 2010 documentary “I Am Comic” was directed by former standup comedian Jordan Brady. The film delves into the world of stand-up comedy and tries to give some indication of the trials and tribulations comedians must endure to find success.
Brady is familiar with these ups and downs, as he struggled for years in comedy before gaining traction in the 1980s as part of an improve group in the Richmond, Va., area. Brady used his clean-cut good looks to develop characters and sketches for the group Comedy Underground that represented subversive aspects of a rigid society. I found some more information here. His work proved successful, landing him guest starring roles on sitcoms such as “Empty Nest”, “Dream On” and “Who’s The Boss”.
Ultimately, Brady decided to cast his fate with directing, making his debut by helming episodes of the “Name Your Adventure” series. He continued to work in television and perform standup until he was given the opportunity to write and direct the comedy “Dill Scallion” in 1999. This led to three directing opportunities in 2002, with “Confessions of an American Girl”, “The Third Wheel” and “Waking Up In Reno”. Through these experiences, Brady gained the confidence to put together “I Am Comic”, creating a unique vision that capitalizes on a successful career.