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This is a 5 minute excerpt from Science Channel series Dark Matters: Twisted but True.
Not quite the story as I know it, but damn funny.
Former member of “The State” comedy troupe and founder/host of the edgy storytelling show RISK! Kevin Allison joins us to discuss the stories we tell about ourselves, and how maybe we can rewrite our personal narratives.
Elise Czajkowski of SplitSider.com reviews The Unbookables…
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There are two things to know when watching the The Unbookables: this is a look at a side of the comedy world that’s not often shown, and it’s not going to be particularly pleasant.
The Unbookables Tour is the punk rock version of a comedy tour, founded by Doug Stanhope (an executive producer on the film). The documentary follows the current lineup of James Inman, Andy Andrist, Sean Rouse, Brendon Walsh, Norm Wilkerson, Travis Lipski, Brett Erickson and Kristine Levine on a van tour of Texas, Kansas, and Illinois.
The shows are bad, the lifestyle is crazy, and the comics aren’t particularly sympathetic. Watching the film the first time, my notes include the phrase “unequivocally terrible human beings.”
If there’s a somewhat accidental protagonist of the story, it’s Inman. At the beginning of the film, he’s stealing hydrocodone from a gout-ridden one-night stand.
We’ve got comedian Brody Stevens, fresh off of his HBO Digital Series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”
“Enjoy It!” is a documentary comedy series that follows Brody as he pulls his life back together in the aftermath of a very public mental breakdown (fans and the world witnessed it via Twitter). Out of the UCLA psych ward, back on his meds, and trying to get his stand-up and film career back on track, Brody makes the rounds in LA, with pal Zach Galifianakis and others in tow, reconnecting and reconciling with the recognizable faces in the biz that he’d let down.
Brody talks with me about his life post-“Enjoy It!”, how his medication change has affected his comedy, and what it’s been like trying to mend relationships that were strained – and sometimes broken – during his manic episode.… Read the rest