DVD COMEDY NEWS: Ray Harrington’s Award Winning Documentary Be A Man Set for Release Oct. 7 from Stand Up! Records

STAND UP COMEDIAN RAY HARRINGTON’S DOCUMENTARY BE A MAN SET FOR DVD RELEASE OCTOBER 7 FROM STAND UP! RECORDS

Winner of ‘Best Documentary’ at LA Comedy Film Festival and Somewhere North of Boston (SNOB), the Film Chronicles Harrington’s Journey to Learn What it Means to Be a Man Before the Birth of his Son

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA (THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2016) – Stand Up! Records (www.standuprecords.com) announced today that the DVD release of Be A Man from Comedian Ray Harrington is set for release on September 30 on Stand Up! Records.

Winner of Best Documentary at both the LA Comedy Film Festival and Somewhere North of Boston (SNOB) festivals, the film chronicles Harrington’s journey to learn what is means to be a man before the birth of his son. Something that is not so simple in modern times as the film examines.
American universities are increasingly offering courses in masculinity—the ways it’s culturally and socially constructed, the ways its boundaries are policed, and the ways its constraints and contradictions put basically everyone on edge. But studying masculinity is different from trying, at an individual level, to define and achieve manhood. What does it mean to be a man? Who is that man? Ray Harrington has charmingly, brilliantly, and with utter vulnerability chronicled his journey to find out.

As he seeks his signature manly cocktail, discovers his dream car isn’t a half-million dollar phallic symbol, and maniacally gets into a boxing ring with a professional fighter, Harrington gathers his collaborators for a film that’s part love letter, part personal journey, part support group, and part road trip movie. Like any movie worth the popcorn, there are fast cars and fashion montages, dreamy landscapes and a lewd joke or two. Mostly, though, there’s an earnest rumination on modern manhood and how we all get by with a little help from our friends.

Featuring fellow stand-up comedians Kyle Kinane, Tom Wilson, April Macie, Doug Stanhope, Steve Rannazzisi, Robert Kelly, and Kurt Metzger, “Be a Man” boasts Grammy-winning Dan Schlissel as co-executive producer alongside Ray Harrington, who, despite a little razor burn and wrinkled linen, is, without a doubt, both a man and a “ten.”

Stand Up! Records is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and run by Grammy-winning comedy producer Dan Schlissel. With a growing catalog and more than 150 releases, they have a 15 year history as a champion of the underdog.  More than just a record label it is a comedy brand juggernaut; combining comedy, great art, discovering new talent, founding comedy festivals and also producing cool stuff.

For more information please contact Joshua Mills, It’s Alive! Media, 323-464-6314, josh@itsalivemedia.com

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