Titles tagged 'comedy':
Celebrated actor and comedian Jay Baruchel has an obsession with a sport and a team — far from home, in another continent: he is a massive fan of Glasgow’s Celtic Football Club. And like millions of fans around the world, Jay defies crazy distances and time differences to get his fix of European football. How did Jay’s own obsession begin — and what is it about football that inspires such fanaticism in every far-flung corner of our globe? Celtic Soul follows Jay on an epic road trip with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin O’Callaghan, to find out.
The Last Laugh
THE LAST LAUGH dares to ask comedy legends Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, and many others (including survivors): “Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust?” THE LAST LAUGH offers fresh insights into the Holocaust and what else—9/11, AIDS, racism—is or isn’t off-limits in a society that prizes freedom of speech.
This funny and brutally honest documentary, directed by Neil Berkeley ("Beauty is Embarrassing"), provides a revealing look at Dan Harmon, the character behind TV's "Community" and "Rick and Morty" during his 20-city tour. Each new tour stop uncovers more Harmon (literally!) and provides intimate insights into his public persona and personal relationships.
A Matter of Size
A Matter of Size is an Israeli comedy (yes, comedy!) like nothing you've seen before- a hilarious and heart-warming talbe about a coming out of a different kind: four overweight guys who learn to love themselves through the Japanese sport of sumo wrestling!
ANTONIO “TOTO” ESTARES comes from Tacloban, Philippines, a place ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. His mother has cancer. He works at a hotel in Manila, and tries every which way to get to the U.S. so he can support his family – which he’s been doing since his father died and left them penniless. His father had made it to Las Vegas to become a stage act and promised to petition his family, but he ended up a dishwasher who drank and gambled away everything. The only thing Toto inherited from his father is the obsession of the dream, which he has forged into his own, and is intent on fulfilling it, because it was also once his mother’s hope.
Before You Know It
A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera.
At an age when everyone around them is finding love and settling down, self-proclaimed loners Beck (Renée Felice Smith) and Liam (Matt Bush) are emotionally hibernating through adulthood.After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to go away together on a 'friend' trip. And that's when things get weird.
A comedy drama about the unlikely friendship of an old Jewish baker & a young Muslim. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End.
Arik, a teenage boy growing up in Haifa in 1968, gets a job working for Yankele Bride, a matchmaker. Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor, has an office in back of a movie theater that shows only love stories, run by a family of seven Romanian dwarves in the seedy area by the port. Yankele introduces Arik to a new world, built on the ruins of an old one.
Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to the value of their experience, the two are head-over-heels for one another, but shacking up poses a new challenge.
The Party's Just Beginning
A surreal coming of age story told from the perspective of a young Scottish woman (Karen Gillan) trying to cope with the suicide of her best friend and struggling to confront what's truly haunting her.
Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face.When he meets the handsome Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and instigates a fight. A relationship soon develops with the two embarking on a crime spree fueled by jealousy and unspoken desires.
Th Ghost of Peter Sellers
In 1973 comedic genius Peter Sellers sabotaged his own pirate comedy. Decades later the young director on the project, Peter Medak, is still reeling from the disastrous experience.
The Women's Balcony
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a rift between the men and women in a devout community in Jerusalem in this rousing, good-hearted comedy. Awash with Jerusalem's distinctive glow, "The Women's Balcony" is a warm, poignant portrait of a modern community struggling to balance protocol with practical, progressive values - at once rebellious and respectful in spirit.
3 Still Standing
3 Still Standing follows three veteran stand up comics as they struggle to survive the downfall of comedy in a changing world. Contemporaries of Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and others in the hotbed of San Fransisco during the heady 1980s, success seems to be just one great set away for Will Durst, Larry "Bubbles" Brown and Johnny Steele.
Nora’s Will is a comedy like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s a truly unique tale of lost faith and eternal love from one of Mexico’s most talented new filmmakers, writer/director Mariana Chenillo. When his ex-wife Nora dies right before Passover, José (Fernando Lujan) is forced to stay with her body until she can be properly put to rest.
Take My Nose...Please!
A wickedly subversive look at the role of comedy in exposing the pressures on women to be attractive and society’s ambivalence toward cosmetic surgery.
From the Sundance-winning short film, Thunder Road follows officer Arnaud on a journey to raise his young daughter as a love letter to his late mom. A tragicomic portrait of a failing authority figure in the American South, the film will have you laughing and crying, often at the same time. Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize.
Kathy Griffin: A Hell Of A Story
On May 30, 2017 an image of Griffin holding a mask that resembled the severed head of President Trump was released – the image went global and everything she had worked for in her life, vanished overnight. The film chronicles the unprecedented and historic story of an iconic American comedian overcoming a political and media takedown following the release of the controversial photo.
In a height of the #MeToo movement, feminism, and the infiltration of stand-up comedy by the politically correct, the life and times of courageous comedian Wendi Starling is examined.