When the comedian vanished in 2005, he gave up superstardom and a $50 million contract. White America called him crazy. But there's another side to his story — about race, mental health and a priceless taste of freedom — that everyone seemed to miss.
‘Every single comic working should be lucky enough to do a drive-in movie theater. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life.’
The ‘Saturday Night Live’ star was a master of impressions but couldn’t command the big screen. So he changed course and hatched ‘The Dana Carvey Show,’ one of the 1990s’ most beloved, canceled-too-soon series.
‘Nanette’ captured the zeitgeist and made the Australian comic a star. She follows it up brilliantly with a stand-up special that reflects on the last one’s success while charting a new path.