REVIEW: THE COMEDY
On the cusp of inheriting his
father’s estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker, Tim and Eric
Awesome Show, Great Job!) is a man with unlimited options.
An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless
recreation with like-minded friends (Tim and Eric co-star Eric
Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and comedian
Gregg Turkington a.k.a.“Neil Hamburger”) in games of comic
irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the
safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of
acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can.
Played brilliantly by Heidecker, Swanson uses his deadpan
delivery to cleverly mask a deep desire for connection and sense
in the modern world. THE COMEDY wears its name on its sleeve,
but director Rick Alverson’s powerful and provocative
character study touches a darkness behind the humor that
resonates with viewers long after the story ends.
and 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Deleted Scenes, Presented by American
Audio Commentary with Tim Heidecker and Director Rick Alverson