Documentaries / European premiere

Misery Loves Comedy

  • Kevin Pollak /
  • USA /
  • 2015 /
  • 94 mins

Tom Hanks, Matthew Perry, Rob Brydon, Stephen Merchant, Steve Coogan, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow / Documentary / English

A smart and insightful delve into comedy.

Actor Kevin Pollack steps behind the camera to ask a few simple questions of folks he knows in the comedy game. Why do they do it, and do you need to be miserable to be funny? It makes for entertaining stuff as more than 60 top talents reveal some home truths about the dark and the funny side of the business of comedy. The roster includes the likes of Tom Hanks, Penn Jillette, Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Steve Coogan and Larry David. Though as William H Macy astutely says: “I wouldn’t do stand-up with a gun to my head”.

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