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Gregg Turkington, John C. Reilly, and Michael Cera to Star in New Movie from the Director of 'The Comedy'

Comedian Gregg Turkington, best known for his hack standup character Neil Hamburger, has been cast as the lead in Entertainment, a new movie from Rick Alverson, director of the 2012 Tim Heidecker-starring drama The Comedy. Deadline reports that John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Heidecker are playing supporting roles in the film, as well.

Turkington and Heidecker wrote the script together, which follows a failing, aging standup known only as "The Comedian" (Turkington), performing a string of awful gigs in the Southwest on his way to meet his estranged daughter.

Comedy Duo Tim and Eric Star in the Trailer for 'The Comedy', a Drama about Comedy

Here’s the new trailer for The Comedy, which, despite its title (and the fact that it stars Adult Swim duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) is a dramatic film. To make things more confusing, it’s a drama about comedy. The movie stars Heidecker as Williamsburg hipster and explores him and his friends’ love for sarcasm and irony and how hollow their lives are as a result of it. Co-written by its director Rick Alverson, The Comedy stars Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and Gregg Turkington (a.k.a Neil Hamburger) as Heidecker’s friends. The movie will be released on VOD and iTunes on October 24th and in limited release in theaters on [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'The Comedy'

Since Awesome Show, Great Job! ended, Tim Heidecker has stayed pretty busy, usually working on a few shows, movies, podcasts, or movie projects at a time. Most recently he's co-founded JASH and returned to making funny stuff with Eric Wareheim for the new video network. Last year he starred in Rick Alverson's film The Comedyout on DVD today — which is not really a comedy but more of a drama about Heidecker's character being upset and doing nothing in Brooklyn. It's cool seeing Heidecker as a sad, serious type of guy. Also, Eric Wareheim does show up for a while, as does LCD Soundsystem's James [...]

Is the Trailer for 'The Comedy' So Not Funny It's Funny Or Just Not Funny?

Negative reviews are positive reviews. Up is down. Black is white. Cats are chasing dogs. Beet and goat cheese salads are ordering us. This is the The Comedy, a "comedy" that supposedly garnered a ton of walkouts at Sundance. (Something the creators were probs pumped about.) The film stars Tim & Eric and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and is about a bunch of hapless 30-somethings who are disenchanted with the universe, so they do awful shit to see how the world reacts. It will probably will be awful, which means it will be great, or it will be great, so that means awful, right? Ugh, I'm confused. Where's my [...]

Tim Heidecker Programs a Fake Film Festival for The A.V. Club

Noted cinema buff Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric fame) did an interview with The A.V. Club today where he ran through his favorite movies, programming a (fictitious) 24-hour film festival. Amongst Heidecker's favorites are Spinal TapLost in AmericaDogtooth, and The King of Comedy, proving that his love for funny, uncomfortable movies runs deep.

Comedy Stars Dominate Sundance's 2012 Film Selections

Oh, what's that, Sundance Film Festival's 2012 Dramatic Selections? You want to be re-named the Awesome List of Comedy Stars 2012 Selections? Because you include Tim and Eric's The Comedy and Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally's Smashed? And The End of Love with Michael Cera, For Ellen with Jon Heder, Nobody Walks with John Krasinski, Safety Not Guaranteed with Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass, and Save the Date with Lizzy Caplan, Alison Brie, and Martin Starr? Man, that's a lot of funny actors for a list of dramatic movies. Maybe we can work something out re: the name change. Check out the films' synopses below.