When the video of a once-famous emo band performing impromptu karaoke goes viral, a door opens for the possibility of a reunion the day of the guitarist’s Christmastime wedding.
Every last Saturday in June, this LA group of friends throw a “1/2 New Year” party where they pop bottles, make new resolutions, and give the year a reboot with a night to really let loose. At last year’s party, one of the friends has a frightening breakdown that changes relationships. This year, as the gang prepares for and then celebrates what might be their last 1/2 New Year party ever, secrets are revealed, couples either grow up or break up, friends learn to ask for help, and each character gets a little closer to discovering who they are and who they want to become. This film is a celebration of friends, who are the family we get to choose.
Featuring candid interviews with comedy legends, including: Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Michael Che, Godfrey, Ted Alexandro and many more, Adventures in Comedy delves into the adversities that all comedians face on their roller coaster journeys toward fame. The film shadows one comic’s (Tom McCaffrey) experiences doing stand-up, giving a glimpse into the harsh realities and struggles that come with following his dreams at any cost.
Exploring the double-edged sword of being a recognizable celebrity, Andy Kaufman's ridiculous parody of ""My Dinner With Andre"" sets Andy Kaufman, playing himself, at an early-morning breakfast with former wrestling champion Fred Blassie. Kaufman and Blassie discuss wrestling, stardom, hygiene and whether to eat bacon or sausage in this classic piece of performance art and other topics not nearly as intellectual as the ones discussed in My Dinner With Andre.
Twenty-something New Yorker Barb Schwartz somehow ended up in a life that kinda... sucks. She has a paralegal job she hates, a drab studio apartment on Roosevelt Island, and an overbearing family who never lets her forget she's still single. Billy, a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet, has dreams of being a star. To gain some fame he leaks a sex tape of himself and a New York Congressman. But Billy has to lawyer-up when he faces legal action. This brings him to Barb’s law office and their paths cross for the first time in almost a decade. When these two childhood BFFs reunite, they pick up right where they left off, and soon Billy makes some harsh, but honest criticisms of Barb's life choices. She is the last person on earth that he would have expected to find working at a law firm. After a few heart-to-hearts, he finds out that she is still a hilarious comedy nerd. He helps her grow the balls she needs to put her own happiness first.
Comedy proving grim, Lily reunites with Spike, a high-school nerd turned handsome physicist. Spike convinces her to work with him on his Teleportation Machine which a major corporation intensely pursues. Lily and Spike fall in love, craziness ensues and Lily is eternally augmented.
In an effort to salvage his relationship, a well-meaning control freak drags his girlfriend to a romantic cabin in the woods. Hilarity ensues when a ravenous bear, an affable forest ranger, and a crazy woodsman repeatedly interrupt his elaborate attempts at a marriage proposal. As his plans go up in flames, he must learn that some relationships aren’t worth saving or face being eaten alive by his own insecurities…and also by a bear.
Comedy Dynamics sits down with Bill Hicks’ brother, Steve, who tells old stories, squashes old rumors and reveals the brother and son behind the late comedian. Told amidst old and rare footage of Bill, it’s a must watch for any fan who wants to learn more about this great comic.
Brother Sam: A Tribute to Sam Kinison is a compilation of the best comedy performances of the late and great Sam Kinison. Includes an introduction by Rodney Dangerfield and Sam's brother Bill Kinison, and captures some of Sam's funniest routines! This remarkable special will have you on the floor in laughter. Get ready for a hell of a lot of screaming!
Meet Charlie. He’s a frustrated, struggling artist dragging himself through a typical 9 to 5 office job he hates. When Charlie reaches his breaking point, he meets and befriends an eccentric stranger named Bruce on an elevator. Through a series of bizarre misadventures, Bruce helps Charlie rediscover his true passion and calling in life.
Chee and T, a pair of underachieving debt collectors stuck in Silicon Valley, spend their days kicking in doors, collecting rent, and chain smoking. The man-children survive by remaining in the employ of Chee's Uncle Rob, a wealthy Silicon Valley landlord-tycoon. When Uncle Rob asks them to do a seemingly small job: get his nephew Mayunk a fresh haircut and new suit for his engagement party, Chee and T kick back thinking they're in for the easiest job of their 'careers.' Unfortunately for the duo, young Mayunk has an unfiltered swagger and talent for hunting down narcotics. It turns out that handling their hyperactive, drug-crazed little cousin proves to be anything but simple.
A comedy that follows the executive of a failing, C-level, cable network, and the contestants in his latest project: A reality show in which seven people compete to see who can stay on one couch the longest for 100,000 big ones.
Produced by Lorne Michaels' as a "Saturday Night Live" pre-empt TV movie in 1979, this insider classic stars Richard Lewis. A time capsule of the L.A. comedy scene in the 1970s, "Diary of a Young Comic" casts Lewis as a fictionalized version of himself — a young New York comic who comes out to Los Angeles to seek his fame and fortune. Guest stars include Dom DeLuise, Geroge Jessel, Stacy Keach & Bill Macy.
Discontinued is a funny and informative look at the world's most famous -- and sometimes infamous -- discontinued foods, toys, customs and businesses. Set in a mystical warehouse, YouTube star and self-proclaimed "black nerd" Andre Meadows takes viewers down memory lane recounting the rise and fall of these fallen pop culture titans, with the help of surprise special guests, "insider" experts and a bevy of hilarious comics.
Stand-up legend Doug Stanhope sends his hand-picked comedy pals on an insane stand-up comedy van trip across the Midwest. Get in the van with comics who are unsafe at any speed!
2017 Emmy Winner, Jane Lynch, Best Actress in Web Series/Comedy. Shit's about to get real for the cast and crew of the long running (awful) soap opera "Collided Lives" when new Executive Producer Olivia Vanderstein arrives to shake things up.
Meet Schafer Jones, loyal husband and serviceable comedian whose promise of comedic genius never came to pass. It all takes a hard left turn when Schafer is abducted and told he has four jokes to make his captor laugh or the people in his life will start to die. Schafer will experience pain, fear, and complete disorientation, but still be called upon to be funny.
Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini (The Comedy Film Nerds Podcast) wanted to find out why podcasters had such a deep personal connection with their audience. They went all over the country, and then even to Australia and Japan to interview fans and podcasters. From dealing with mental illness to battling cancer, the stories they heard were as surprising as they were inspirational.
Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner. Also starring Eric McCormack.
Free to Laugh is a short documentary about the power of comedy after prison. The film follows a comedy workshop teaching improv and stand up to women on parole and probation - an underrepresented community and a voice seldom heard. Free to Laugh exposes the deep connection between tragedy and comedy and how humor is a part of redemption and reinvention.
When the Fist (Sean Stone) found a mystical gold fleece jacket, he became the biggest porn star of the 1970s. But in the ‘80s, he’s on the cusp of eviction from a run-down studio apartment, having lost his gold fleece and his mojo along with it. When a local street thug named Superfly (Tiny Lister) enters the diner where Fist works, robbing his customers, Fist and friends fight back. And thus begins a wild adventure, as Superfly’s bosses come to collect from Fist, sending him on a journey that unravels a conspiracy to sell meat pumped full of estrogen, which threatens to emasculate men. As Fist faces off against the Superboss (Michael Dudikoff), and the W.I.T.C.H.’s he works for, Fist finds his long lost mojo, and ultimately, his gold fleece jacket.
Regina, Mac, and Warren run a game store called Game On. When the owner of the retail space decides to sell and Warren’s wealthy father refuses to foot the bill, the trio must raise the money to buy the store themselves. The friends launch a successful fundraising campaign, but Mac and Warren’s slacker instincts soon get them into trouble and drive a rift between them and Regina. Ultimately, the friends must overcome their differences and turn to their last resort - Warren's disapproving father - in order to save the store.
Sundance alum Tanuj Chopra reinvents stoner cinema with this hilarious, Broad City-esque female arthouse comedy. Good girl Cam's got a problem: she has to deliver a backpack full of weed for her drug-dealing fiancé. When she seeks help from her best friend, pothead slacker Jinky, the duo find themselves stranded in a park, contemplating love, life, and pizza.
People are fascinated more than ever about what drives comedians to do what they do and, more importantly, how they pull it off. Director and comedian, Jordan Brady, explore these questions and more in this documentary film.
"I Need You to Kill follows three American comics – Chad Daniels, Pete Lee, and Tom Segura on a six show tour through three of the world’s newest stand-up comedy scenes: Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau. The film explores the anxieties and surprises of taking your act halfway around the world as well as giving a ground-floor glimpse into Asia’s newest growth industry – stand-up comedy."
A documentary following Iliza Shlesinger behind-the-scenes as she prepares for her fourth special: Elder Millennial.
When fashion industry giant French Connection launched their new logo FCUK, comedian Dave Griffiths thought it'd be funnier if instead it said CNUT. Dave started producing and selling his own CNUT t-shirts but they didn't find it as funny. Follow the extraordinary and hilarious saga of comedian Dave Griffiths' fight against fashion industry giant French Connection, for the right to wear his CNUT t-shirt.
Comedian Graham Elwood is enlisted to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. But can he overcome the daunting prospect of trying to be funny in a war zone? With the help of the soldiers and locals he meets along his journey, Graham finds solace and connection in the one safe place he knows, the stage. Or in this case, a flat bed truck, mess hall and concrete slab.
Produced by Jerry Seinfeld, Letters From A Nut details Ted L. Nancy as a customer in need of service. He writes to a city council requesting a permit for operating his Electronic Nose Blowing Machine, invites a Czechoslovakian President to become Treasurer of Ted’s Vacuum Club, asks a retail store about buying a mannequin that looks like his deceased neighbor to present to the grieving widow, and more. Time after time, well-meaning representatives offer earnest replies to his letters. Based on his bestselling series of books Letters from a Nut and filmed on stage at LA's Geffen Playhouse, Mr. Nancy brings his madcap collection of correspondences to the screen for a one-of-a-kind show that is both outlandish and uproarious.
Two strangers have a one-night stand and awaken with no memory of the night before, only to realize they are trapped together due to a police lock-down on the building.
Fabrizio Copano set out on a journey from his hometown in Chile and became the youngest comedian ever to conquer the "Monstruo" and win the Grand Prize at the Viña del Mar Festival.
OUT On Stage is THE absolutely hilarious and one-of-a-kind, originally produced comedy hosted by Zach Noe Towers! See OUT Magazine’s “1 of the 10 comedians to watch in 2018,” the comedian that Sarah Silverman calls, “So, SO, SO Funny” and 17 other top-rated Gay and Lesbian stand-up comedians discuss taboo subjects as only they can!
Adam Carolla stars in this semi-autobiographical comedy about a middle-aged comedian whose movie and sitcom deal have dried up. At a crossroads, he decides to head back out on the road to attempt to rediscover his love for stand-up comedy, with mixed results.
Comedy Dynamics sat down with Sam Kinison's brother, Bill, to set the record straight on the stories surrounding this legendary comedian. Including his classic performances, rare TV appearances and photos, this documentary is not to be missed by any true Sam Kinison fan! Plus, you might be surprised who else you see with Sam. He was one popular guy!
Slut in a Good Way follows three teenage girls: Charlotte, the recently heartbroken, Megane, the anti-love anarchist, and Aube, a virgin who dreams of love — all three smitten by the guys at the “Toy Depot.” After applying for their first part-time job at the store, Charlotte decides to explore her freedom. However, when her newfound sexual empowerment gives her the ‘perfect score’ in a game created by her male co-workers, she bands her female colleagues together to go on a sex strike.
Following in the footsteps of classic independent films like Clerks and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Slut in a Good Way follows three teenage girls exploring their first taste of freedom: Charlotte, the recently heartbroken, Megane, the anti-love anarchist, and Aube, a virgin who dreams of love — all three smitten by the guys at the “Toy Depot.” After applying for their first part-time job at the store during this one fateful summer, the three girls experience for the very first time what it is like to make their own decisions and their resulting consequences.
You’ll know their faces, but do you know their names? They've played cops, lawyers, bosses, best friends, politicians and everything in between. In the sequel to “That Guy...Who Was In That Thing,” follow 8 actresses as they detail their experiences in Hollywood with plastic surgery, race, sexism, nudity, recognition, double standards, age and family.
A performance documentary spotlighting four alternative African-American comics, The Awkward Comedy Show showcases a category of black comedian rarely witnessed: the nerd variety. Featuring Victor Varnado, Hannibal Buress, Eric André, Baron Vaughn and interviewed by Marina Franklin, these comics bring to their routines the arrogant street-wise swagger of computer programming, Shakespearean drama, and playing the tuba.
The popular Youtube series, The Battery's Down, is a musical comedy series that follows a young actor's struggle to make it big in The Big Apple. This special episode reunites the cast for the premiere of "Are You Joking?". It features musical numbers from Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composers.
The Laughter Life follows a week in the life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show, viewed by tens of thousands of people weekly, with millions more watching on YouTube. But theirs is not your typical comedy success story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The Laughter Life introduces the viewer to a world few have visited and demonstrates how comedy has the potential to break down barriers between people.
Would you kidnap a man for stealing your cookies? Sal, the hapless owner of a home grown cookie company places his hopes for financial and personal success in the hands of the enigmatic Joshua Vandersteem. After the deal goes bad, Sal is forced into desperate action. Relationships are tested, feelings are hurt and ultimately blood is drawn. Can Sal redeem his misdeeds or will this be the way the cookie crumbles?
Jason has made up his mind: he’s going to live in the wilderness for a year. One problem: he’s never been camping. While he’s preparing, he meets Mona, a goal-oriented corporate type who has just suffered a nervous breakdown at work. They fall in love but ultimately Jason must decide: follow his dream or his heart.
A Comedy about Love, Sex, Death, and the Sweetness of Life. The story follows a Jewish family after the death of their beloved grandparents, who, after 70 years of marriage, die holding hands on their 90th birthday. In the wake of their death, their grand-children, Margot and Jason Shickles, struggle to navigate the ups and downs of love and relationships.
Based on true events, "This is Meg", is a sneak peak into the Los Angeles lifestyle of a working, but not-famous, female actress/comedienne. Watch from her point-of-view how she is forced to shift with the social media wave.
Connor Miller is a screenwriter, or at least she wants to be. After 3 years of living in Los Angeles' "valley," she moves to Hollywood to give it one last shot. There, she wrestles with the costs of chasing a dream and struggles to keep her eye on the prize during her “make-it-or-break-it” year.
“Valentine DayZ” is a heart-stopping horror comedy written and directed by Michaels, and produced by Staci Layne Wilson (“Fetish Factory”) and Kate Rees Davies (“Altered Perception”). Revisiting his unique blend of hardboiled crime thriller and brutal, bloody horror comedy, Michaels’ “Valentine DayZ” takes his characters on a journey from the champagne and yacht lifestyles of the rich and corrupt, to doom and despair in Death Valley as the zombie apocalypse threatens everything they hold dear. Dallas Valdez (“The Fiancé”) and Carrie Keagan (“Sharknado 4”) are the leads. Rounding out the cast are Robert Allen Allen Mukes (“Westworld” TV series), Diane Ayala Goldner (“The Collector”), and Curt Lambert (“The Hotel Barclay” TV series).
Senior A.J. Montoya (Cody Esquivel) is his high school’s star quarterback until he breaks his hand. In desperation, AJ realizes that his only shot at athletic glory is to team up with his longtime rivals -- the cross country team, quirky misfits lead by their feisty captain, Rosie (Andy Bueno). Together, they have the potential to win big under the guidance of Coach Menlo (Efren Ramirez), a likable slacker who is chasing a big win of his own!
An actor in denial of his recent divorce retreats into the persona of a colonial scout and explores his new futuristic landscape.
After giving up on making it in the Chicago improv scene, a young comedian fatefully reconnects with the former love of his life one fall night while working at a coffee shop in his hometown. Afraid of growing old and alone like his divorced father, Warren must choose between winning her back or finding the courage to go after his dreams a second time.