MISERY LOVES COMEDY

“Becoming a comic means watching yourself die.” –Lewis Black Are unhappy childhoods, pathetic sex and general misery necessary to comedy? Anyone who has attended a stand-up comedy show knows that it is a wheelhouse comics like to visit, but is it actually necessary to creation of the comic? Does misery inherently produce comedy? These questions forms the core of Kevin Pollak’s explorative documentary, Misery Loves Comedy, playing at The Boedecker Theater May 27 – 30. Pollak is a comic, actor and accomplished poker player, but starting in 2009, Pollak moved toward a longer disscussionary format with his Internet TV series, … Continue reading MISERY LOVES COMEDY