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The Comedian (2013)

The Comedian


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Ed is a stand up comedian in his early thirties, he is handsome, charming, witty and lost. Trying to make it on the London comedy circuit, he spends his nights performing in small rooms above pubs and his days making ends meet at a call centre. He lives with Elisa, a beautiful French singer, the two like brother and sister, inseparable, loving and asexual. Ed funny and playful, Elisa soulful and sensitive. One day, on a night bus home, Ed meets Nathan, a young black artist, blunt, honest and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Tom Shkolnik


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Critic Reviews for The Comedian

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

For all its honesty, the film feels frustratingly incomplete, a great character in search of a story.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 22, 2013
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There's not enough of a story to sustain The Comedian through its frequent lulls, but its lush cinematic style suggests Shkolnik is one to watch.

Full Review… | June 3, 2013
Radio Times

The film has the whiff of reality, but lacks the imaginative shaping that gives form, meaning and a sort of transcendence to the work of John Cassavetes and Mike Leigh.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
Observer [UK]

There's some interesting material in this dark British drama, but it's so relentlessly grim that we are never able to connect with anyone on-screen. It doesn't help that all of the characters are pretty unlikeable.

Full Review… | May 31, 2013

The world is reaching out to gay romance right now. But it takes a lot of reaching to like Tom Shkolnik's The Comedian, or even to understand what it is saying.

Full Review… | May 31, 2013
Financial Times

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