This week we have ourselves another Amazing Jonathan documentary getting released, Jonathan is a comedian/magician who rose to fame in the 80s and 90s and a Vegas residency. A few years back he received a fatal diagnosis and went on one final tour. But things got weird when Jonathan kept on living.
Documentary filmmaker, Ben Berman set out to make a pretty straightforward documentary about the comedian and his return to the stage but things went south quickly after that as Johathan’s story started to make less sense to him. Rather then just being a behind-the-scenes player in the film, Berman ended up in front of the camera questioning what was real and what was fake as one can never seem to trust a magician.
“Nothing you are seeing is real,” is the first thing said in The Amazing Johnathan Documentary movie trailer (originally The Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary). So from the jump we as the audience are wondering if this is some sort of elaborate ruse, as Berman learns about another competing documentary crew (Steve Byrne’s possibly), he wonders if the Johnathan is really as ill as he says, or is it all just a weird deconstruction of the documentary in a way Johnathan deconstructs comedy. Is Jonathan going Kaufman-esque on us?
The Amazing Jonathan Documentary premieres on Hulu this Friday.
Monday, August 12th
Bob Odenkirk, Whitney Cummings on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Marc Maron on Late Show w/Stephen Colbert
Kathy Griffin, Jacqueline Novak on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Judy Grier on Late Late Show w/James Corden
Wayne Brady, Tim Dillon, Lauren Lapkus on Lights Out w/David Spade
Tuesday, August 13th
Danny McBride on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Dennis Miller, Jo Koy, Punkie Johnson on Lights Out w/David Spade
Adam Ruins Everything season 3.B premieres on truTV
Wednesday, August 14th
Jim Gaffigan on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Michael Che, Alison Brie on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Anthony Anderson, Christian Finnegan on Late Late Show w/James Corden
Chris Franjola, Ron Funches, Megan Gailey on Lights Out w/David Spade
Thursday, August 15th
David Alan Grier on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Marlon Wayans on The Tonight Show
Adam Devine on Late Show w/Stephen Colbert
Will Forte, Nicole Byer on Late Late Show w/James Corden
Todd Glass, Robin Thede, Jeff Garlin on Lights Out w/David Spade
Friday, August 16th
The Amazing Jonathan Documentary premieres on Hulu
Good Boys premieres in theaters