Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Comedy” scooped up by Tribeca Film and boasts star studded cast
Tribeca Film announced they have acquired the rights to Kevin Pollak’s documentary Misery Loves Comedy which is his directorial debut. Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, Nick Swardson and Maria Bamford are among over 60 famous funny people who are featured. Director Kevin Pollak shares in-depth, candid interviews discussing the dark side of the comedy universe. “As a first time director, I couldn’t ask for more than the thrill and assurance I’ve received from the entire team at Tribeca. This is a HUGE victory and celebration for my team,” said Kevin Pollak. “Misery Loves Comedy is a fascinating, unparalleled look inside the minds of some of the greatest and most beloved comedians of our time. Kevin Pollak has made a ‘must watch’ on the art of comedy, for casual enthusiasts, to connoisseurs, to aspiring comedians,” said Todd Green, General Manager of Tribeca Film. Pollak started out as a stand up comic himself and has gone on to appear in dozens of films, including A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and Casino. Tribeca is targeting a 2015 spring release.