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The Joke Thief (2018)

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The Joke Thief takes us on a journey of one man's last hurrah. Simon McCabe is a stand up comedian who has been making people laugh for 35 years. All his life he has been the life of the ... See full summary »

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Frank D'Angelo

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Frank D'Angelo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank D'Angelo ... Simon McCabe
Sugith Varughese ... Jerry the Uber Driver
Daniel Baldwin ... Freddy C.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesco Antonio ... Young Simon McCabe
John Ashton ... Joseph Rogers
Keisha Augustin ... Nurse
Jason Blicker ... William McCabe
Jordan Caprice Jordan Caprice ... Young Sammy
Jerry Caringi Jerry Caringi ... Comedian
Alyson Court ... Margaret Fellows
Joseph D'Angelo Joseph D'Angelo ... Flashback Simon
Rob Deboer Rob Deboer ... Bartender
Marnie Delwo Marnie Delwo ... Woman in restaurant
Jeff Elliott Jeff Elliott ... Comedian
Glen Foster Glen Foster ... Comedian
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The Joke Thief takes us on a journey of one man's last hurrah. Simon McCabe is a stand up comedian who has been making people laugh for 35 years. All his life he has been the life of the party, but now he is tired, miserable and almost washed up since he's never got a lucky break due to a reputation of joke stealing. One faithful night, his longtime friend and fellow comedian convinces a comedy club owner to give Simon some stage time and one last shot at redemption. On the ride down to his gig, Simon takes us on a whirlwind journey of his life, as he replays back special moments in an emotional series of flash backs that made him the sad, funny man that he is today. Written by Frank D'Angelo

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16 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Fun and funny but serious too!
21 May 2018 | by sticklyjoanneSee all my reviews

The Joke Thief will have you laughing and crying at the same time. It's truly a beautiful film. Featuring Simon a struggling comedian played by Frank D'Angelo who is down on his luck and always looking for way to get a leg up on the competition. His bitterness and insecurities are evident as he struggles to make ends meet all the while realizing how he got where he is in the first place. This bittersweet film teaches life lessons at every turn as it showcases an unlikely pairing of Simon and his Uber driver Jerry. Far from a just an Uber driver, Jerry enlightens the entire audience. A must see!!


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