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The Origins of Wit and Humor (2015)

A comedy writer's need for approval leads him to a wonder elixir that bends his world into a surreal landscape of comedy tropes, which forces him to explore his own worth outside the writer's room.

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Christian Gridelli

Writers:

Christian Gridelli (co-writer), Hunter Norris (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Joe Hursley ... Les Candalero
Steve Lemme ... Jim 'Pops' Poppas
Karisa Bruin ... Debra
Grace McPhillips ... Rachel Poppas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aurora Adachi-Winter Aurora Adachi-Winter ... Jogging Girl 1
Daryl Anisfeld ... Carmella
Devin Bethea Devin Bethea ... Hot Dog Prodigy
Vijay Bhargava Vijay Bhargava ... Gardener
Katelyn Bittke Katelyn Bittke ... Erica
Christy Bonstell ... Fran Tender
Gary Brichetto Gary Brichetto ... Caesar
Anthony E. Cabral ... Stage Hand
Dale Calandra ... Paul
JoBe Cerny JoBe Cerny ... Dr. Booregard Von Shriek
Roberta Chung Roberta Chung ... Partygoer
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After the end of a long relationship, comedy writer Les Candalero (Joe Hursley; Accepted, Resident Evil Extinction, Fast & Furious) melts into self-doubt. He'll try anything to move on, even a mail order elixir that makes you irresistibly funny. It works... too well, which casts doubts on the one thing he's let define him - his sense of humor. With the help of his best friend, Pops (Steve Lemme; Super Troopers, Beerfest), Les sets out to flush this aphrodisiac from his system. Along the way, surreality begins to blossom throughout his world and Les has to accept that his desperate need for approval was the real cause of this. Can he be funny and human at the same time? Can he be more? Is it too late for those questions? Does this hat look funny? Written by DimeStore Films

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A comedy about the neediness of comedy. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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