A Short Documentary Exploring One Man’s Journey from Living Upstate to Performing On-Stage

On a hot summer night in the cramped back room of a Brooklyn bar, Jim Search, recorded his debut comedy album, Upstate Understandings. The documentary, Understanding Upstate, examines how Jim’s comedy has developed over the last 10 years by juxtaposing his early experiences as a kid growing up in Binghamton, NY, to living his adult life in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and gives you a look at all the work, collaboration, and hustle that goes into creating an album.

Premiere Screening – 7/16/23 at BierWax Queens

At 6:00 on Sunday, July 16th, Understanding Upstate will have its Premiere Screening event at BierWax Queens. Join the creative team behind the documentary as they celebrate their documentary’s release!

Jim Search will be hosting he night of comedy, insight, and music. Veronica Garza, Gordon Baker-Bone, and Mike Brown will kick the evening off with some comedy, followed by the screening of Understanding Upstate, and to close out the night there’ll be an all vinyl DJ set from the one and only Minister Maestro.

Sign-up to attend the Premiere here!