Posted in comedy | movies | music on November 8, 2012

The Comedy

On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker - "Tim & Eric Awesome Show") is an aging hipster with unlimited options. He spends his days with like-minded friends ("Tim and Eric" co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a."Neil Hamburger") in aimless recreation and endless games of comic irreverence. Director Rick Alverson's provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.
As previously mentioned, new comedy The Comedy also stars Matador-signed comedian Jeffrey Jensen, Will Sheff (of Okkervil River), and many more. You may have caught an early screening of the film over the summer (like at BAMcinemafest), but the flick officially opens this month in limited theaters thanks to Tribeca Film. Check out the full list of locations and dates, along with the trailer and another video clip, below.

Those in LA get a shot at seeing the movie as early as this Friday (11/9) at the Cinefamily where Tim Heidecker will be in person, as part of a Q&A. Can't make that one? The Q&A will also be streaming online.

The film opens in NYC next Friday (11/16) at BAMcinematek in Brooklyn. Heidecker and Alverson will be in attendance for evening Q&As on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17. Tickets are on sale.

You can see it earlier, though, and in Williamsburg where the film takes place. BrooklynVegan is proud to present a special FREE SCREENING of The Comedy at Knitting Factory THIS SUNDAY, November 11. No RSVP required. Doors are at 5 PM and the screening starts at 5:30, first come, first served. Hope to see you there (you can even take the L now if you have to).

You might also want to stick around at Knit after for a special three-year anniversary edition of Hannibal Buress' comedy show for which advance tickets are available and advised ("special guests"). Comedy after the Comedy (and P.S. you can also catch The Comedy actor Will Sheff as part of a Sandy benefit at Knitting Factory tonight)

The Comedy also has a soundtrack coming out next week on Jagjaguwar that includes tracks from Gayngs, Gardens & Villa, Here We Go Magic and Donnie & Joe Emerson to name a few. Full soundtrack listing is below.

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The Comedy (Official U.S. Trailer)

Screenings:
11/09/12 Los Angeles, CA - 'The Comedy' at Cinefamily w/ Tim Heidecker Q&A
11/11/12 Brooklyn, NY - 'The Comedy' at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (BrooklynVegan Presents) FREE.
11/16/12 Brooklyn, NY - 'The Comedy' at BAMcinematek w/ Tim Heidecker & Rick Alverson Q&A
11/23/12 San Francisco, CA - 'The Comedy' at Roxie Theater w/ Tim Heidecker & Rick Alverson Q&A
11/23/12 Phoenix, AZ - 'The Comedy' at Harkins Valley Art Theater
11/23/12 Chicago , IL - 'The Comedy' at Facets Cinematheque
11/27/12 Duluth, MN - 'The Comedy' at Zinema w/ Rick Alverson Q&A
11/29/12 Albuquerque, NM - 'The Comedy' at Guild Cinema
11/30/12 Denver, CO - 'The Comedy' at Denver Film Center
11/30/12 Austin, TX - 'The Comedy' at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar w/ Tim Heidecker & Rick Alverson Q&A
12/07/12 Seattle, WA - 'The Comedy' at SIFF Cinema
12/07/12 Tucson, AZ - 'The Comedy' at Loft Cinema
12/09/12 Bloomington, IN - 'The Comedy' at Indiana University Cinema

The Comedy: "Hitler Had Horrible Indigestion" (Clip) From Tribeca Film

The Comedy OST tracklist:
"The Comedy" Official Soundtrack Track Listing
Donnie & Joe Emerson - "Baby"
"Taxi Hip Hop"
Bill Fay - "Garden Song"
"Old Man Be Dead By Now"
Gardens & Villa - "Carrizo Plain"
Amanaz - "Khala My Friend"
"You Get A Lot of Assholes in Here"
William Basinski - "The Disintegration Loops" (1.1 Excerpt 1)
"I Need You"
Gayngs - "The Gaudy Side of Town" (Single Edit)
"You Are in the Demon's House"
Here We Go Magic - "Over the Ocean"
Bill Fay - "Camille"
"Nick Nolte"
Gardens & Villa - "Chem Trails"
William Basinski - "The Disintegration Loops" (1.1 Excerpt 2)

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Comments (29)

sweet!

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:18 PM

film already leaked...pretty dark stuff.

james murphy sucks as an actor.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:41 PM

"Film already leaked..."

3:41, ever heard of paying for shit ya dope?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:45 PM

ever heard of keeping your mouth shut, stooge?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:53 PM

Ever heard of laughter? Does anybody remember laughter?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:54 PM

This movie sounds like calling it "FAIL" would seem like understatement.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 3:54 PM

Awesome, can't wait.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 4:18 PM

Ever heard of strawberries? Do you remember the taste of Strawberries, Mr. Frodo?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 4:35 PM

saw it too. not very good

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 5:00 PM

rented it on iTunes...loved it. hope it finds the right audience.

(and cue vitriolic backlash from commenters in 3....2....1...)

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 5:02 PM

it's on VOD too

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 5:07 PM

Ever heard of joke skool 4 u?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 5:19 PM

This movie is really really good. Surprised the shit out of me. Very very dark.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 5:41 PM

Pretty thought provoking and disturbing film. I enjoyed it.

Posted by Michaelways | November 8, 2012 6:11 PM

Ever heard the sound of one hand clapping? Ever heard a sausage cry from tu ruff anal sex?

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 6:33 PM

NO JOKE SKOOL 4 U! U COME BACK - 1 YEAR!

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 6:35 PM

downloading for free right..................now

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 9:46 PM

wow can't wait to see it!!

Posted by Paket Tour Eropa Plus Umroh | November 8, 2012 11:07 PM

well, at first glance this certainly appears to be an indulgent, trite pile of dung.

for hipsters, by hipsters. amirite? pass.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2012 3:57 PM

Time Warner on demand.

Posted by Anonymous | November 9, 2012 7:14 PM

Can anyone just outright say that this movie sucked? Littering the suckiness with artsy reasoning is just playing into the stereotype theyre making fun of. I almost walked out 7 times thinking I was going to see something similar to a plot, and nope. And please the whole "the bleak meaningless meandering of life is represented in the nuances of devoid existance from indulgence and lack of reason" blah blah. I love TAEASGJ but, no. The joke was it consumed and hour and a half of my life. Great job.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2012 7:51 PM

This movie deeply disturbed me.

Posted by Doc Brown | November 16, 2012 1:24 PM

thank you is good

Posted by teb4 | November 16, 2012 4:43 PM

I really want to see this.

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