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Monday, June 09, 2008

BETWEEN THE LAUGHTER

CBC has scheduled BETWEEN THE LAUGHTER for another telecast on THE LENS on CBC Newsworld on: Tuesday June 17th at 7pmPacific (10pmET), 10pmPT (1amET) and 1amPT (4amET)

Comedy is an unusual pursuit for someone who is hearing impaired - Stephen must work as hard on his pronunciation as he does on his material. "Of course I talk funny.I'm a comedian!" he jokes. Still, the lawyer-turned-comedian never shies away from a challenge. Capturing footage of Stephen in the comedy spotlight, at home and at work, Between the Laughter interweaves lively snapshots of a complex but extraordinary life.

This intimate portrait was shot over a period of nine months. Filmmaker Barbara K. Lee immerses viewers in the heart of the comedian's demanding life, observing him as he spends time with his young son, runs a business with his wife, prepares to move into a new home, and nurtures his blossoming comedy career.

Between the Laughter is directed by Barbara K. Lee and produced by Selwyn Jacob at the National Film Board of Canada (Pacific and Yukon Centre). The film was a winning selection in the NFB's Reel Diversity Competition, a national diversity initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.

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"Between the Laughter" materials © National Film Board of Canada, 2006.
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