The Comedy (2012)

The Comedy was released on DVD on March 26, 2013
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On the cusp of inheriting his father’s estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker, “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) 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. Heidecker’s 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.

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US DVD Release Date March 26, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 90 min
Theater Release Date November 9, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date March 26, 2013
Actors Tim Heidecker, Gregory M. Brown, Roxanne Ferris, Neil Hamburger, Angus Hepburn, Rock Kohli, Jeffrey Jensen, Liza Kate, Joe Mele, James Murphy
Directed by Rick Alverson
Writer(s) ,
Studio Tribeca Film
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $41,113
Genre(s) Drama
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