Before They Were Stars: Michael Keaton Does Stand-Up at Gotham Comedy Club

I wish I could tell you this is footage from a deleted subplot in Tim Burton’s Batman where Bruce Wayne decides to give up being the Caped Crusader to pursue his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. But, no, this is footage from 1980 of a young Michael Keaton performing at a New York City venue which is actually called Gotham Comedy Club. Keaton briefly flirted with a career in stand-up comedy before he decided to make acting his full-time profession, but with foreshadowing like that, how could he not?

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