Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  27 minutes
Date:  1993
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Grade level: College/Adult/Professional
Color/BW:  Color
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Able to Laugh

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Enter the world of disability as interpreted by six professional comics, who happen to be disabled.

Able to Laugh

Enter the world of disability as interpreted by six professional comics, who happen to be disabled. This video is about the awkward ways disabled and able-bodied people relate to each other, and how humor can remove barriers of fear, guilt, vulnerability and misunderstanding. This will be an outstanding discussion starter for classes in psychology, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation, as well as for healthcare and corporate settings.

Four Stars, Video Rating Guide


Best of Festival, Superfest
TASH Media Awards
Best of Festival, Superfest
Columbus International Film Festival


Main credits

Dougan, Michael J. (film producer)
Dougan, Michael J. (film director)
Crow, Kenneth Littleton (on-screen participant)
Rutledge, Joel (on-screen participant)
McGuire, Alexis (on-screen participant)
Roche, David (on-screen participant)
Lee, Mike (on-screen participant)
Stuart, Benjamin (on-screen participant)
Casey, Ginger (narrator)

Other credits

Editors, Bryan Boyce, Maryann Dolan.

Distributor credits

By Michael J. Dougan

By Michael J. Dougan

Docuseek2 subjects

Physical Disabilities

Distributor subjects

Disabilities and the Arts


documentary; film; captioned video; disability; disabilities; disabled; crippled; handicap; handicapped; challenged; accessible; accessibility; physical rehabilitation; performing; performance; stand-up comic; comedy; comedian; ; "Able to Laugh"; The Fanlight Collection

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