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
The main cast did two weeks of improv rehearsals before performing in front of live audiences. Footage from their performances were used in the film. 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 »
One of the best movies of the year. Grounded, realistic, funny, and bittersweet. If you want a pure comedy, this isn't the movie for you. It certainly is funny, but it is also spend a fair chunk of the movie on characters and conflict. It's dramatic parts actually ended up working better than the comedic elements for me.
The acting was surprisingly very good for actors who have made their names in comedy and improv. Gillian Jacobs and Chris Gethard were the standouts, though each of the actors has at least one standout moment.
Not for everyone certainly, but very good and one of the best of the year. I think I'll finally get around to seeing Birbiglia's other movie "Sleepwalk With We" now.
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