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Misery Loves ComedyJimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous very famous American and Canadian funny people who share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?
Actors of "Misery Loves Comedy"
Directors of "Misery Loves Comedy"Kevin PollakBirthdate: 30 October 1957, San Francisco, California, USA
Creators of "Misery Loves Comedy"Kevin PollakBirthdate: 30 October 1957, San Francisco, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Misery Loves Comedy"Los Angeles TimesApril 30, 2015
We hear plenty of engaging anecdotes, though, taken together, they don't do much to illuminate a subject that has been thoroughly explored elsewhere ...Seattle TimesApril 30, 2015
Are they miserable? No; everyone seems to be having a great time. Are they funny? Um, not so much.San Francisco ChronicleApril 30, 2015
For the most part ... this is a pretty safe discussion about a very unsafe art form. We can only imagine what's in the outtakes.New York TimesApril 23, 2015
An evident labor of love and also a work of grating amateurism.RogerEbert.comApril 23, 2015
While genial and never dull, the film is all over the place, a classic example of trying to do and say too much.AV ClubApril 23, 2015
While there's no single, monumental insight here-no a-ha moment that cracks the code of comedy-there are a ton of stories and opinions that comedy nerds should love.New StatesmanNovember 11, 2015
It's a decent enough film for comedy buffs though there aren't a whole lot of surprises.GuardianSeptember 17, 2015
Do you have to be sad to be funny? You'll have to sit through a slew of micro-anecdotes and shop talk before you get any answers from this choppy documentary - longer than any decent comic would defer a punchline.Empire MagazineSeptember 10, 2015
If only he had probed a bit deeper, and widened his scope beyond the predominantly white, male subjects (including our own Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and Stephen Merchant), this could have been a fascinating film as well as a funny one.The ListJune 25, 2015
Overall, what we get is a relentless conveyer belt of talking heads, earnestly dissecting their profession.Seattle WeeklyJune 21, 2015
If comedy is tragedy plus time, is stand-up comedy a kind of higher math used to survive that equation?San Diego Union-TribuneMay 07, 2015
With so many subjects, it's obvious the director is going for quantity, but it doesn't work (especially the scenes with Matthew Perry; a funny actor is much different from a professional stand-up). The overall tone feels scattered and self-important.
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