Project Title: Belligerence: The Journey of J.J. Star
“What would happen if you just… said it?”-J.J. Star
Although mainstream fame eluded him for 15 years, J.J. Star remains a vital figure of the alternative comedy landscape. Emerging in Hollywood during the political correctness revolution of the 1990’s, J.J. set out to push the limits of free speech and challenge the status quo in the unlikely arena of stand up comedy. J.J. quickly set the bar for confrontational performance art and controversy. His turbulent personal life and battles with substance abuse became fuel for his unapologetic performances.
“Belligerence : The Journey of J.J. Star” takes a graphic look at the darker side of the comedy world through the eyes of this unique artist. Told through his own words and featuring rare footage, this story of personal struggle and redemption will stay with you long after the laughter has faded. This film provides a rarely seen glimpse inside the world of a tortured artist and his quest to become the “most outrageous comedian of all time.”