CALL ME LUCKY
Call Me Lucky is the inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures: Barry Crimmins. The beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.
Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Call Me Lucky bravely tells Crimmins’ incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personified the healing power of comedy.
Interviews in the documentary include Barry Crimmins, Marc Maron, David Cross, Margaret Cho, Patton Oswalt, Tom Kenny, Kevin Meaney, Lenny Clarke, Mike Donovan, Steven Wright, Billy Bragg, and Cindy Sheehan. Also featured are family members of Barry Crimmins, including Barry’s mother Margaret Hooe and sister Mary Johanna Smith.
Call Me Lucky has won several awards already and received wide critical acclaim.
THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR
After a decade, the beloved stage show and popular podcast on the Nerdist network, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is finally available for fans everywhere to see and enjoy on DVD! A “staged program in the style of old time radio,” which Rolling Stone has called “one of the 20 best podcasts right now,” The Thrilling Adventure Hour features actors you know and love from the worlds of TV, film, animation, comedy, and the theater. Every month the core cast—the WorkJuice Players, including comedian Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds; Community), Marc Evan Jackson (Brooklyn 99; Parks and Recreation), Busy Philipps(Cougar Town; Freaks & Geeks), Joshua Malina (Scandal; The West Wing)—are joined by an eclectic selection of guest stars.
AULD LANG SYNE