Misery Loves Comedy
Misery Loves Comedy
Misery Loves Comedy
Misery Loves Comedy
Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy

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    • Directed by: Kevin Pollak
    • Released: 2020 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2015
Running Time: 94 min
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Art & Culture
 
  
A group of stand-up comics, comedic actors and comedic filmmakers are individually interviewed about different aspects of the profession especially as it relates to their personal life. The topics of questions and answers include: the relationship with their parents with regard to their comedy; why they chose what is a natural kid's path of wanting attention as a career; when and/or how they discovered how comedy really works; the rush or high of performing; the need for public adoration; the comics that they admired early in their career and what material they may have stolen from other comics; when they knew their comedy had matured to professional status; the feeling of bombing; the relationship with peers, especially in comparison to relationships with non-comics; and the process of putting in the countless hours. The ultimate question placed to them is do you have to be miserable to be funny?
       
Official Selection for 2015 Sundance Film Festival
      
About the filmmaker    
 
Kevin Elliot Pollak (born October 30, 1957) is an American actor, impressionist, and comedian. He has appeared in over 80 films; his roles include Sam Weinberg in Rob Reiner's legal film A Few Good Men, Jacob Goldman in Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men; Todd Hockney in The Usual Suspects, Phillip Green in Martin Scorsese's Casino, and Bobby Chicago in End of Days.

       

     

    

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