Kevin Pollack’s new documentary, “Misery Loves Comedy,” features the revelations of more than 60 famous comedians, including Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Tom Hanks and more. The film utilizes in-depth, candid interviews with these comedy greatsm who share anecdotes and insights into the comedy world that reveal a performer’s deep desire to connect with audiences.
In this clip from the film, comedy mogul Judd Apatow talks about his growing up as a very, very unpopular child. Maybe there is some truth to the idea of the comedian developing their sense of humor as a defense mechanism?
“Misery Loves Comedy” will premiere April 22 at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is now available on VOD, iTunes and Amazon.