Louis C.K.'s 16-Year Old Sundance Film 'Tomorrow Night' First Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
January 7, 2014
If you're a fan of Louis C.K., you may already know about his disastrous experience directing Chris Rock in the failed comedy Pootie Tang. But you may not know that the comedian directed a film before that, and it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (which we'll be heading to next week) back in 1998. The film is called Tomorrow Night and it features some recognizable faces before they made it big, including Steve Carell, Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes and more. Louis C.K. talked about the film on "The Tonight Show" last night with a clip, and we've posted that along with the trailer. Watch!
Here's Louis C.K. talking about the film on "The Tonight Show" followed by a clip (via ScreenCrush):
And here's the low quality trailer which has been on YouTube for a few years (via Film Stage):
Tomorrow Night chronicles the loneliness of photo-shop owner Charles, an acerbic, repressed man with an unquenchable “taste” for ice cream. His energetic and overly cheerful postman Mel convinces him that what he really needs is womanly companionship. On the other side of town is Florence, a lonely old woman with a mean, vociferous husband. When Florence isn’t being tortured by her husband, she pines away for Billy, her son in the army who hasn’t written in twenty years and who makes Gomer Pyle look like Einstein. To top it off, the only friend Florence has is Tina, a sweet yet crude and scruffy young man who dresses in old-lady drag. Tina convinces Florence that maybe she needs a little extracurricular spice in her life. Enter Charles, who gets off on the thought of a clean and orderly household, and you have a match made in heaven. From there, things get even weirder.
As Louis C.K. said, the film will be made available for purchase for just $5 by way of his own website, louisck.net, sometime in February. The comedian has been circumventing the system lately by releasing some of his specials through the website, meaning he doesn't have to pay any fees to distributors and all that jazz. In this case, it will be great to see an older indie that marked the comedian's first time behind the camera, even if it looks fairly odd compared to his work on the series "Louie.". And it will especially be cool to see some of these comedians in something new before they got huge breaks on the likes of "Saturday Night Live" for Amy Poehler or Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy for Steve Carell. Interested?