Misery Loves Comedy

More than 50 comedy legends explore their motivations and inspirations to discover if you really have to be miserable to be funny…


More than 50 modern comedy legends 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?


A star-studded cast including Tom Hanks, Matthew Perry, Jon Favreau, Whoopi Goldberg, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jimmy Fallon and many more, 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.

Director: Kevin Pollak
Producer: Burton Ritchie, Becky Newhall
Language: English
Writer: n/a
Cast: Amy Schumer, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Coogan, Stephen Merchant, Tom Hanks, Matthew Perry, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow and more.
Genre: Comedy
Country: United States
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Production Year: 2015