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The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016)

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One man's journey around the world to discover the secret of comedy.

Director:

Mark Murphy

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James Mullinger (story by), Mark Murphy (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Buckley ... James Mullinger
Paul Kaye ... Phillip
Kevin Eldon ... Nick Secker
MyAnna Buring ... Nell
Mark Heap ... Pick Up Driver
Vas Blackwood ... Dustin
James Mullinger ... Brad Macey
Jalaal Hartley Jalaal Hartley ... Lance
Clair Buckley Clair Buckley ... Pam
Tim McInnerny ... Corporate Boss
Peter Woodward ... Morris
Richard Sandling ... Richard
Natalie Stone ... Olivia Macey
David Hargreaves David Hargreaves ... Jessie
Charley McDougall ... Jimmy Benson (as Charley Mcdougall)
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Struggling comedian James Mullinger (based on the eponymous, real-life comedian) has come to a crossroads in his life; no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his day time boss has given him an ultimatum - take a promotion and never do stand up again, or stick to the comedy and lose his job. To add salt to the wound, his boss sends him to L.A. to interview some of the greatest comedians alive for the magazine. Through spending time with his former heroes, a faint glimmer of his passion for stand-up comedy begins to stir again... Written by Mark Murphy

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One man's journey around the world to discover the secret of comedy.

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Clair Buckley who plays Pam, James Mullinger's (James Buckley) wife in the film, is actually James Buckley's real life wife. See more »

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Just doesn't work
22 June 2019 | by Phil_ChesterSee all my reviews

The funniest thing about this film is how it just doesn't work, despite the presence of some of the best British comedy talent available. Clearly made very cheaply - the US material is obviously shot in the UK doubling for the US - the script misfires and the casting doesn't work, this is pretty much as disastrous a film as it can get. Avoid like the plague.


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28 October 2016 (UK) See more »

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