The Comedy
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends (Tim & Eric co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a."Neil Hamburger") 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. Played brilliantly by Heidecker, his deadpan delivery cleverly masks a deep desire for connection and sense in the modern world. THE COMEDY wears its name on its sleeve, but director Rick Alverson's powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, James Murphy, Kate Lyn Sheil, Alexia Rasmussen

Credits

Screenplay: Rick Alverson

Director of Photography: Mark Schwartzbard

Film Editor: Michael Taylor

Sound: Gene Park

Producer: Mike S. Ryan

Co-Producer: Brent Kunkle

Production Company: Greyshack Films

World Sales: Odin’s Eye

Director: Rick Alverson