If you know Tim Heidecker from his beloved cult comedy show Tim and Eric Awesome Show: Great Job!, you would probably expect him to take a starring role in a movie filled with absurd humor, featuring the kind of jokes that you either get or can't connect to at all. But in The Comedy, the new indie from director Rick Alverson, Heidecker tackles that kind of humor head-on, playing a man who isn't just obsessed with bizarre humor, but incapable of connecting to the rest of the world because of it.
In this exclusive red band clip from The Comedy, you can see Heidecker's character Swanson doing some fairly effective flirting in a bar-- though the fact that he's flirting by talking about Hitler might indicate how this guy could use some more normal conversational skills.
The Comedy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to some strongly positive reviews, though as you might guess for a movie about a deeply unlikable character, it got some mixed responses as well. Joining Heidecker in the film is his Tim & Eric co-star Eric Wareheim, as well as, of all people LCD Soundsytem frontman James Murphy. Check out the film's official synopsis below, and catch The Comedy on VOD starting October 24, and in limited theaters November 9.
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