Winner of DOC NYC’s Audience Award, Oh, Rick! profiles a living legend in the comedy world. Rick Crom isn’t a household name. He’s probably best known from Louis CK’s show as “the gay guy in the poker scenes.”
But his main work place is the Comedy Cellar, one of New York City’s most respected platforms for stand-up comics, just two blocks away from the IFC Center. The “Cellar,” as it’s known to Village regulars, is where Rick teaches undiscovered, aspiring stand-up comics. It’s also where Rick got his own start back in 1984, eventually performing night after night along side the greatest comedians of our generation.
Now almost four decades later, who did Rick become? He’s an award-winning actor, singer, comedian, lyricist, composer and teacher. He’s made a living in entertainment for all these years doing what he loves, an accomplishment very few can claim. On top of that, he’s a kind person who’s respected & loved by his colleagues. But, did he make it?
Oh, Rick! is a documentary that aims to redefine how we measure success within ourselves through the eyes of Comedy’s everyman. And most importantly, to answer this question: “What still drives Rick to be Rick?”