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BT-11. Humor Me
USA, Feature Film, 2017, 93 min
Humor Me is a heartfelt father-son comedy about a once acclaimed New York playwright Nate (Jemaine Clement, HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords”) who can’t finish his new play. When his wife (Maria Dizzia, “Orange is the New Black”) leaves him, taking their son with her, he becomes desolate. Broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves to New Jersey to live with his father (Elliott Gould, Mash, Ocean’s Eleven), in a retirement community. There, Nate’s misery is tested by his dad’s endless jokes. When he stumbles across the senior citizens’ community-theater troupe, he tries to give directing—and human interaction—another chance. Humor Me is Sam Hoffman’s directorial debut, inspired by his website Old Jews Telling Jokes, which also sparked an
off-Broadway play, a bestselling book and a lecture series.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY SAM HOFFMAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DANIELLE RENFREW BEHRENS OF SUPERLATIVE FILMS, BOULDER
PRODUCED BY COURTNEY POTTS, JAMIE GORDON AND SAM HOFFMAN
STARRING JEMAINE CLEMENT, ELLIOTT GOULD, INGRID MICHAELSON, ANNIE POTTS, BEBE NEUWIRTH, PRISCILLA LOPEZ, ERICH BERGEN AND MARIA DIZZIA
Directed by Sam Hoffman