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Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy
  • 2015
  • 94 min
  • Directed by: Kevin Pollak
  • Cast: Kevin Pollak/Tom Hanks/Matthew Perry/Rob Brydon/Stephen Merchant/Steve Coogan/Jimmy Fallon/Jon Favreau/Lisa Kudrow
  • UK release: 21 August 2015

Actor and comedian Pollak speaks to over 60 colleagues and friends about the nature of stand-up comedy. There are some funny moments, but the general lack of female, black and/or non-American voices means that this never feels nearly authentic or inclusive enough.

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Misery Loves Comedy

25 Jun 20152 stars

EIFF 2015: Comedians get serious about being funny in Kevin Pollak's directorial debut

Best known as an actor and comedian, Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects) steps behind the camera for a documentary that takes a serious look at being funny. He speaks to over 60 colleagues and friends from the world of comedy, asking them everything from…

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