Tim Heidecker Takes the Lead in Full Trailer for Indie 'The Comedy'
While Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim made a splash with their familiar brand of comedy at Sundance earlier this year with Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (now on Netflix Instant), the duo also had a more artistic, abstract and even provoking film at the film festival in the form of The Comedy. And while the title indicates simply more laughter, the first trailer for the film itself seems to be more engaging, stylistic and evocative than any of their previous work. Heidecker takes the lead and also spends time with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and more in a film that promises to be peculiar, dark and resonating.
Here's the full theatrical trailer for Rick Alverson's The Comedy, originally from Apple:
On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Heidecker) is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster living in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can. For more.
The Comedy is directed by filmmaker Rick Alverson, of indies The Builder and New Jerusalem. The script was co-written by Alverson, Robert Donne & Colm O'Leary. This first premiered at this year's Sundance. Tribeca Films is releasing The Comedy in limited theaters on November 9th, plus VOD on October 24th.