Press Clippings

  • VARIETY

    Posted Wed., Mar. 26, 2003, 11:17pm PT Bitter Jester  (Docu) A Bitter Jester Prods., Mc Belz Enterprises and Panama Entertainment presentation. Produced by Kenneth R. Simmons. Executive producers, Richard Belzer, Eric Gardner. Co-producers, Ron DiGiorgio, David Klingman, Thomas Chestaro. Directed, edited by Maija DiGiorgio. With: Maija DiGiorgio, Richard Belzer, Kenneth R. Simmons, Joy Behar, Peter Boyle, […]

  • METRO ACTIVE

    Cinequest–Week 2 A selective guide to the ups and downs. ins and outs. of the second week of this year’s Cinequest *Bitter Jester 7pm, REP. The film aspires to deconstruct what makes a successful standup comic. Is it blind luck, as Chevy Chase theorizes? Why did the chicken cross the road? Because his agents told him it would […]

  • OFCS

    BITTER JESTER A film review by Steve Rhodes  Copyright 2003 Steve Rhodes    RATING (0 TO ****): *** Maija Di Giorgio was a stand-up comic who thought she had the world at her feet. Having crown up in a show business family in which their walls contained nothing but head shots, she was a confident […]

  • CineWomen

    CWNY INTERVIEW: Maija Davis by Adriana Davis and Noel E. Jefferson Did you hear the one about the stand-up comic that had nowhere to stand-up and tell her jokes? Well its no joke. It’s hip-hop comedienne Maija DiGiorgio’s life story and the plot of her new documentary “Bitter Jester”. The film, part personal journey, part […]