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.


The Comedy (Official U.S. Trailer)

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)