The world of stand-up is one of those things that is really tough to capture. To an outsider who watches a comedian onstage, it may seem like the most glamorous job in the world that the comic is able to pull off so effortlessly. They don’t know the story of what’s behind the stage.
Funny Pains, a new documentary now on demand, gives you a glimpse at what you don’t always get to see. According to the official synopsis, Funny Pains “follows stand-up comedian Wendi Starling, whose career, working process and life areclosely examined in the film, as she navigates one of the entertainment’s toughest, most competitive professions – all during the height of the #MeToo movement, feminism, and the infiltration of stand-up comedy by the politically correct. Above all else, the film delves into serious issues of sexual assault and mental health, with Starling revealing her not-so-private personal traumas.”
This documentary also features some other familiar faces that include Nikki Glaser, Rich Vos, Bonnie McFarlane, Andrew Shultz, Yamaneika Saunders, Krystyna Hutchinson, Jim Norton, Rich Vos and Mehran Khaghani. Hutchinson also produces the film alongside Pablo Minier, TahuantyPena, and Daria Scoccimarro.
“Funny Pains is a two-part love letter to NYC and to stand-up comedy; both which I love, respect and owe a lot to,” director Jorgy Cruz said in a statement. “Having the support and representation of the superb team at Hewes Pictures made all the difference. They’re one of the main reasons why we are now ready to share our movie with the world on all platforms. I’m grateful and humble.”
Funny Pains is available on demand now.