Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins (2014)
Dir. Steven Feinartz
The world of stand-up comedy is an ocean. There are the typical creatures you find closer to the surface that are more beloved and get the job done. Then there are the creatures down in the darkest depths and you think “What the hell is that? It’s so bizarre, yet I cannot look away…” Eddie Pepitone falls into the latter category. Based out of Los Angeles, Pepitone is known as a “comic’s comic,” a type of comedian not known as well in the mainstream, but beloved by his fellow comedians. After a tremendous documentary about his career, The Bitter Buddha, was released last year, Netflix premiered his latest hour special in hopes that he’ll be rocketed further into the spotlight.