Context of The comedian, a Sony Classics release ; Cinelou Films presents ; a Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment and Anvil Films production ; in association with the Fyzz Facility and Mad Rio Entertainment ; a Taylor Hackford film ; produced by Art Linson, John Linson, Mark Canton, Courntey Solomon, Taylor Hackford ; story by Art Linson ; screenplay by Art Linson & Jeff Ross and Richard LaGravenese and Lewis Friedman ; directed Taylor Hackford, (DVD)