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The Comedy -- From Tribeca Film. Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric Awesome Show) stars as an aging hipster testing the limits of acceptable behavior with his like-minded friends (Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy) in this provocative character study.
The Comedy -- Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a Williamsburg guy passes the time with his friends, playing games of mock sincerity and irreverence
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Indifferent to the notion of inheriting his father's estate, a restless, aging New Yorker passes time with his friends in games of mock sincerity and irreverence. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tim Heidecker ... Swanson

Eric Wareheim ... Van Arman
Jeffrey Jensen ... Cargill

James Murphy ... Ben

Gregg Turkington ... Bobby

Kate Lyn Sheil ... Waitress

Alexia Rasmussen ... Young woman
Liza Kate ... Sister-in-Law

Adam Scarimbolo ... Brent
Seth Koen ... Male nurse
Will Sheff ... Will
Richard Swift ... Richard
Angus Hepburn ... Weathy man

Grace Kiley ... Weathy woman

Grace Rex ... Hospital Nurse
Alice Maziuman ... Hospital woman

Gregory M. Brown ... Doctor

Liam O'Connor ... Child #1
Kaitlyn Vitti ... Child #2 (as Katie Vitti)
David Olsen ... Hospital Man
Gerard Amyzial ... Bartender
Jayson Gittens ... Bar Patron
Montoun Hart ... Bar Patron
Charles Worthy ... Bar Patron
Roxanne Ferris ... Woman Mistaken For Prostitute

Ryan Raftery ... Antique shop patron
Yianni Kool ... Taxi Driver

Rock Kohli ... Raj
Luke Wasserman ... Beach Child
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leigh Schanfein ... Upper West Side Waitress
Kevin Townley ... Waiter
Sarah Trogdon ... Beach mother

Directed by
Rick Alverson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rick Alverson 
Robert Donne  writer
Colm O'Leary  writer

Produced by
Jonathan Cargill .... executive producer
Larry Fessenden .... associate producer
David Gordon Green .... executive producer
Jody Hill .... executive producer
Brent Kunkle .... producer
Danny McBride .... executive producer
Alex Plapinger .... executive producer
Matt Reilly .... executive producer
Mike S. Ryan .... producer
Ben Swanson .... executive producer
Chris Swanson .... executive producer
Darius Van Arman .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Mark Schwartzbard 
Film Editing by
Michael Taylor 
Casting by
Harley Kaplan 
Brandon Powers 
Production Design by
Shawn Annabel 
Art Direction by
Emily Kaplan 
Makeup Department
Betsy Kelly .... makeup artist
Jacqueline Menconi .... key hair stylist
Jacqueline Menconi .... key makeup artist
Brian Spears .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Claire Bernard .... production manager
Art Department
Brendan Hodgdon .... art intern
Sound Department
Christopher Ayoub .... assistant sound editor
Joseph Bearese .... boom operator
Scott Hirsch .... sound effects editor
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
Gene Park .... sound re-recording mixer
Gene Park .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Neal Jonas .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Lorenzo Artami .... swing
Daniel Patrick Carbone .... b camera operator
Chris DesRochers .... grip
Chris DesRochers .... key grip
Marcos Herrera .... d.i.t.
Bert Montanari .... key grip
Daniele Napolitano .... gaffer
Nayantara Parikh .... assistant camera: B camera
Alberto Sala .... electrician
Alberto Sala .... grip
James Schlittenhart .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Alexandra Barnes .... casting assistant
Faryn Einhorn .... casting assistant
Richard Mark Jordan .... casting (as Richard Jordan)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabel Crosby .... costume design
Dinarte de Freitas .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Sam Daley .... colorist
Ranju Majumdar .... assistant editor
Sanjit Majumdar .... assistant editor
Kyle Mumford .... assistant editor
Music Department
Grant Manship .... music supervision counsel
Chris Swanson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Rodrigo Arias .... production assistant
Katherine Hurt .... craft service
Katherine Hurt .... production assistant
Corey S. Johnsen .... production assistant
Derek Means .... craft service
Derek Means .... production assistant
Rob Pellecchia .... production counsel
Zachary Scott .... production assistant
Katie Watson .... business representative: SAG
Lisa Wisely .... business affairs

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The script was a treatment by Rick Alverson and his co-writers, with the cast improvising in their scenes.See more »
Swanson:Why do you keep having to push them buttons?
Male nurse:Sometimes things need to be reset.
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The characters are certainly unlikable, but the film is still interesting, 21 April 2013
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

35 year-old hipster Tim Heidecker faces his father's impending death with the same attitude he faces the rest of his life: with ironic detachment. Heidecker, along with his buddies (who include Heidecker's comic partner Eric Wareheim as well as LCD Soundsystem mastermind James Murphy) spend their days sitting around cracking jokes, getting wasted on PBR and screwing around with other people they meet. They are, to be short, completely insufferable and most people will want to slap them in mere seconds. I think, though, that this is a good snapshot of the times, and it's surprisingly poignant (the maudlin score perhaps underlines that too much). Heidecker gives a fantastic performance, doing a lot of acting with his face. It can be funny, but it's not really a comedy, per se. "The Comedy" in Heidecker's mind is life itself, and, frankly, that's just no way to go through life.

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