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Misery Loves Comedy

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Kevin Pollak

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About the Movie

Are all comedians miserable? Kevin Pollak sits down with some of the most successful comics working today, including Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow, to learn about what drives comedians to be funny.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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38%
  • Reviews Counted: 24
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 15
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: An evident labor of love and also a work of grating amateurism. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Apr 23, 2015

Rotten: Whatever it might take to get these admittedly very funny people to truly bare their souls, Pollak doesn't appear to have found it. – Geoff Berkshire, Variety, Jan 23, 2015

Rotten: We hear plenty of engaging anecdotes, though, taken together, they don't do much to illuminate a subject that has been thoroughly explored elsewhere ... – Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, Apr 30, 2015

Fresh: What might have turned out to be a movie about comedy only for comedians is instead a funny and engaging look at the most twisted and naked branch of the entertainment world. – Jordan Riefe, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 17, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Great

Great insight into comedy

Comedy as a way of life

Kevin Pollak has done almost everything in show business; stand up,acting, podcasting and now directing. This is a great,insightful look at comics and just funny people who have spent their lives trying to get people laugh. It is much more than just a survey look ; it offers some really touching observations of what makes the comics who and what they are and is a must for anyone who enjoys
understanding the human condition.

Very good look at comedy

This was outstanding. I heard about this from Kevin Pollak's interview on the Anthony Cumia Show and am glad I bought it.