Inspired by the album of the same name, ‘How Embarrassing’ is a trip from studio to stage giving you an inside glimpse into the darker side of comedy. Enter at your own risk the world of Jeff “J.J. Star” Duran. Not since Sam Kinison has a comedian harnessed such unbridled fury as this self-dubbed “most outrageous comedian of time”. Considered too raw for most comedy venues, Duran spent twenty years attempting to carve a niche for himself In the Hollywood underbelly. When he got banned or booed offstage, Duran hustled work as a rock and roll DJ to keep his ‘’J.J. Star” Alive. ‘How Embarrassing’ traces back his evolution as a performer and includes some of his most outrageous moments that you couldn’t hear on radio. His years as a Wild-man of comedy lead up to an embarrassing onstage meltdown that forces him to contemplate the future of his comedic alter ego. Ironically this “embarrassing” incident provides inspiration for his next comedy album and Duran begins an artistic metamorphosis. He manages to secure Lady Gaga as a special guest and sets out on a hilarious promotional tour re-launching “J.J. Star” as a hard core rapper! Just as it appears that Duran’s stars are align for mainstream acceptance, new problems surface which may spell the end for '‘’J.J. Star” forever. As his world appears to crumble, Duran holds nothing back and in vivid detail reveals a side of showbiz few have lived to tell about. This story of survival is accentuated by an electrifying soundtrack featuring Nubomb, Sammy Serious & J.J. Star himself. Archival footage, along with candid interviews from friends, family and fans, round out this intimate yet shocking portrait of a true dark horse in American Comedy.
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