Funny You Never Knew is a comedic documentary inviting us to rediscover classic TV comedians Imogene Coca, George Gobel, and Martha Raye. Fred Willard and Kevin Pollack serve as hosts of this documentary. The comedy duo watch clips about three comedians from the Golden Age of Television. Interspersed with interviews, of course. It makes for a fun approach much to the credit of director Andrew Hunt. At times, both Willard and Pollack host Classic Comedy Report…"Chicago Comedy 2019: Funny You Never Knew"
Olympians takes a satirical look at Greek gods as if they decided to live as immigrants in America under the current administration. The premise here is that Zeus (Mel Brooks), Aphrodite (Meghan Sunder), and Ares (Samuel Hunt) have immigrated to America. They are basically locked up in a beautiful house because they’re illegal immigrants. Suddenly, Aphrodite finds herself arrested and thrown in jail. The cops essentially treat her like a Mexican immigrant especially with the accents…"Chicago Comedy 2019: Olympians"
Love in Moreno Valley is a well-directed film from Steven Huffaker about two tenth graders who turn to high school as way to escape from their lives at home. Directed by Huffaker from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jared Lively, the film stars Jack Seavor McDonald, Jaire Bowen, John Ennis, Suilma Rodriguez, Paul Tirado, Lili Soto, Brendon Small, Alem Sapp, and Chandler Murphy. Tenth graders James Watson (McDonald) and Abraham Willis (Bowen) don’t have the best…"Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Love in Moreno Valley"
For the Love of George reminds us that we should never give up on happiness. Directed by Maria Burton, the female-empowered comedy stars Nadia Jordan, Rex Lee, Kristen Johnston, Shaun Sipos, Petra Bryant, Ruth Connell, Marina Sirtis, Henry Hereford, with Rosanna Arquette, and Tate Donovan. Poppy Wakefield (Jordan) is obsessed with George Clooney and after catching her husband Stephen (Hereford) in the act of cheating, Poppy sets off for Los Angeles to meet the love…"Chicago Comedy Film Festival: For the Love of George"
Selected for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Room for Rent is a film that should be seen as a lesson for lottery winners when it comes to dealing with finances. Matt Atkinson makes his feature debut as the writer/director of Room for Rent, a film that could very well be an AirBNB or Craigslist horror story brought to life. Atkinson directs from a script that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock. It’s not a horror film per…"Chicago Comedy Film Festival: Room for Rent"
The Chicago Comedy Film Festival unveiled their lineup on September 1st ahead of the long holiday weekend. Feature films: Everybody Has An Andy Dick Story (77 Min, USA) Special Unit (102 Min, USA) Room for Rent (89 Min, Canada) For the Love of George (89 Min, USA) Something Out of Nothing (45 Min, USA) Love in Moreno Valley (80 Min, USA) Shorts: Alyssa Needs Gay Friends (4 Min, USA) Bob and Vargus (Webisodes, USA) Breakdown…"Lineup announced for 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival"