Folk Hero & Funny Guy

2016 | USA | NR | 92 min.


Bijou by the Bay Wed, Jul 27, 2016 3:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Jul 30, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Men Make Movies - The Struggle Continues
Release Year:2016
Runtime:92 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Alex Karpovsky
Wyatt Russell
Meredith Hagner
Melanie Lynskey
Hannah Simone
Director:Jeff Grace
Produced by:Ryland Aldrich
Jeff Grace
Screenwriter:Jeff Grace
Cinematography:Nancy Schreiber
Editing By:Jonathan Melin


The best laid plans often go awry—especially when they involve stand-up comedy careers. Floundering comic Paul (Alex Karpovsky, “Girls”) is struggling both onstage and off when he gets an unexpected break: his childhood best friend offers him an opening act slot on an East Coast tour. A hit folk singer and unrepentant womanizer, Jason (Wyatt Russell, son of Kurt and Goldie) pushes Paul to break out of his shell. But as the comedian continues to bomb— only now in front of bigger crowds—he begins to doubt both his talent and Jason’s intentions. Then an attractive musician (Meredith Hagner) joins them on tour and further tests their friendship. “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” is a witty road-trip comedy driven by great music, lots of laughably terrible jokes, and three captivating lead performances full of humor and heart. In Person: Director Jeff Grace; Producer Ryland Aldrich.