American Independent Showcase
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ENDS THURSDAY 5/18/2017.
Paul (Alex Karpovsky) and Jason (Wyatt Russell) are old friends who have drifted apart as they’ve reached their 30s. Jason is a good-looking and free spirited singer-songwriter whose career is taking off while Paul is a struggling stand-up comedian whose once promising trajectory is now in decline. The pair reunites when Jason passes through town and a night of drinking leads to Jason offering Paul the opportunity to be the opening act for his upcoming solo tour. What Paul doesn’t know is that Jason has booked the tour in order to win back the heart of an old flame. Jason hopes that having Paul on his “last hurrah of singledom” will resuscitate both his friend’s comedy career and lovelife mojo.
Inspired by films like Sideways, Swingers and Once, Folk Hero & Funny Guy is equal parts heart and comedy. Writer/Director Jeff Grace combines tales of his stand-up touring experience with that of real life Jason-inspiration and original composer Adam Erza (www.adamezra.com) to create a film that captures the intimacy of a life on stage.
Along with Karpovsky and Russell, Folk Hero & Funny Guy stars Meredith Hagner, Hannah Simone, Michael Ian Black, Melanie Lynskey, Heather Morris, and David Cross.