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Misery Loves Comedy - Preview

Misery Loves Comedy

Preview by Jack Foley

SPECTRUM is pleased to announce the UK release of Sundance 2015 favourite Misery Loves Comedy, available digitally on October 19, 2015 and on DVD from November 2, 2015. To celebrate its release we have three DVDs to give away!

Featuring more than 50 comedy legends including Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Matthew Perry, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Coogan, Stephen Merchant, Martin Short and Larry David, these icons candidly explore their motivations and inspirations in this hilariously unique examination of the age old question: do you really have to be miserable to be funny?

Directed by Kevin Pollak, whose acting credits include The Usual Suspects and Casino, the star-studded cast dig into their earliest comic experiences, most epic fails and tell unforgettable anecdotes to reveal a performer’s deep, and perhaps paradoxical, desire to connect with audiences.

This master-class in comedy offers a rare opportunity to hear comedy icons dissect the art of stand-up and explore how a joke can operate as a blunt tool, a social weapon, or even as a personal elixir.

It reminds us that the best humour may be derived from misery, but that it’s the comedian’s particular brand of truth that helps us all understand a little better what it means to be human.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the DVD, just answer this question..

Q. Misery Loves Comedy director Kevin Pollak was an actor in which ’90s film?

A) Pulp Fiction
B) The Usual Suspect
C) The Big Lebowski

Simply send the answer to Misery Loves Comedy competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Misery Loves Comedy is available digitally from October 19, 2015 and on DVD from November 2, 2015.