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

Boulder Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium