JACK (Keegan Michael Key) & his girlfriend Samantha (Gillian Jacobs) are a perfect couple who are also Teammates on a popular improv group that perform at a struggling comedy spot in NYC. Together, the team has a family like bond but individually they have their personal dreams of being on the weekly television show "This Weekend Live".Written by
Gillian Jacobs has never done improv and was given two weeks of training on improv comedy, despite her appearances on improv podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang. In addition, Kate Micucci had not done improv for years and trained along with Jacobs for their roles. See more »
When Bill reads a Huffington Post article about Jack's casting, it explains that Daniel Radcliffe will be hosting the season premiere. When Lindsay reads a LaughSpin article, it says Ben Stiller will be hosting the season premiere. When the season premiere finally occurs, Lena Dunham hosts. See more »
Del Close once said watching great improv is like watching people put the plane together when they're already in the sky.
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After thanking The Upright Citizens Brigade theater and The Second City, there's a note saying "Thank youuuuuu" referencing the movie's running gag about Bill's father. See more »
Great insight into improv side of the comedy world and the struggles and emotions involved with trying to fulfill the dream of stardom. Both funny and touching,the film follows the ups and downs of each member of an improv troupe as they attempt to find their niche while dealing with day to day struggles with family, relationships and each other. It doesn't have light sabers or magical creatures, but if you can get past that (because you're an intelligent adult with a sense of humor) then I would recommend this film. The casting was perfect and I've added this film to a short list of movies that I can go back to at anytime and enjoy.
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