Watch: First Trailer for Kevin Pollak's 'Misery Loves Comedy' Doc
by Ethan Anderton
March 13, 2015
After premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary Misery Loves Comedy, marking the directorial debut of comedian and character actor Kevin Pollak, is arriving this spring. With a cavalcade of comics and actors, from Amy Schumer to Tom Hanks to Judd Apatow to Larry David, all these comedians talk about the craft of being funny, and just what it takes to make it happen. Do comedians have to be miserable to be funny, or is there more to it than that? There's also a quote from yours truly there in the trailer (read my full review here), and it's definitely worth checking out. Watch below!
Here's the trailer for Kevin Pollak's Misery Loves Comedy, originally from Facebook:
You can read my full Sundance review for Misery Loves Comedy right here.
Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Larry David and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh. With arresting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer’s deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollak’s documentary Misery Loves Comedy is the definitive master class on the art of humor. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, hits iTunes this spring on April 14th and limited theaters on April 24th.