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The Comedy (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 January 2012 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Rick Alverson
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Heidecker ... Swanson
Eric Wareheim ... Van Arman
Jeffrey Jensen 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 Seth Koen ... Male nurse
Will Sheff Will Sheff ... Will
Richard Swift ... Richard
Angus Hepburn Angus Hepburn ... Wealthy Man
Grace Kiley ... Wealthy Woman
Grace Rex ... Hospital Nurse
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

The footage from the teaser trailer was not in the final cut. See more »

Quotes

Swanson: [affecting a demonic voice, in a church] You are the de-you are in the demon's house.
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Referenced in Inside Amy Schumer: Tyler Perry's Episode (2014) See more »

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Khala My Friend
Performed by Amanaz
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A Bizarre Look at Some Truly Awful People
15 February 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

"The Comedy" is filmmaking at its most uncomfortable and disturbing. With its truly despicable characters, dark humor, and discomforting atmosphere, "The Comedy" is a film that has me physically cringing throughout.

The film is circles around an unlikable and practically lifeless hipster (played by comedian Tim Heidecker) and follows him around as he lives his boring, useless life. He hangs out with friends, goes to parties, goes into taxi cabs and basically tortures the drivers (not literally, but figuratively), and visits his father in the hospital.

Whenever he does anything, he does it pretty obnoxiously. The movie is just him being a truly despicable person for 90 minutes, and it is really fascinating.

At times, it's really hilarious (in a twisted way), and at others it's just downright disturbing and unsettling. Watch it at your own risk!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 11 November 2012

Gross USA:

$41,113

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,113
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