Does it? Or does it not? Well, Kevin Pollak’s documentary may not have the answer, but it does give you some insight into the comedian’s psyche. Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh.
With interesting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer’s deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollak’s MISERY LOVES COMEDY is shares with audience the art of humor that details a comedian’s rare ability to help us understand life as only they can. The comedians talk about influence in their lives of not only other comedy greats, but also their community. How they got inspired to be a comedian, how they became a comedian. And they talk about if they are actually miserable or how misery contributes in their ability to make others laugh. And the answer is… Not clear!
Well, I hope you’re not expecting an answer!!
Now Available on iTunes and On Demand.
OPENING APRIL 24
New York, NY (IFC Center)
Friday Q&A with Kevin Pollak after the 7:45pm show, intro to the 10pm
Saturday Q&As with Kevin Pollak and Jim Norton after the 5:30pm, 7:45pm shows with intro to the 10pm
OPENING MAY 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sundance Sunset)
Santa Ana, CA (South Coast Village)
San Francisco, CA (Roxie)
Pittsburgh, PA (Row House Cinema)
Houston, TX (Sundance Cinemas)
Park City, UT (Park City Film Series)
Seattle, WA (Sundance Cinemas)
Madison, WI (Sundance Cinemas)
OPENING MAY 22
Lambertville, NJ (ACME Screening Room)
OPENING MAY 27
Boulder, CO (Boedecker Theatre)
Length: 94 minutes
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Kevin Pollak
Written By: Kevin Pollak & John Vorhaus
Producers: Becky Newhall and Burton Ritchie
Cast: Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, and Whoopi Goldberg
Tribeca Film Festival New York Premiere Of Misery Loves Comedy, An American Express Card Member Only Event At The SVA Theater on April 22, 2015 in New York City.