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 free. They immediately connect and begin a passionate affair. Suddenly the intimate bond between Ed and Elisa is threatened and Ed is faced with a choice between his attraction to a man and his love for a woman. Set in the immediate and random background of today's London. thisf ilm is a fresh, dramatic and funny story about choices and how not to make them.

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Critic Reviews for The Comedian

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  • Shkolnik knows what it is to be shrugging along in the city with not enough money in your pocket, and no idea what to do with yourself.

    May 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

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

    May 29, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The Comedian does have moments that feel remarkably true to life... In this instance though, realism does not make for compelling drama and one is left longing for a spark of energy.

    Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Comedian is impressively alert to the power of the unspoken. The whole cast is quietly expressive of shifting, ambivalent feelings.

    Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…
  • London-set low-budget The Comedian is baffling. The questions it poses are not flattering: How did it get made? Who on earth would want to watch it?

    Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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