Bobcat Goldthwait is back in the director’s chair for the upcoming documentary “Call Me Lucky,” covering the life and career of influential comedian and activist Barry Crimmins. Featuring interviews with David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Margaret Cho, Tom Kenny and Crimmins himself, the film looks to be an encompassing, poignant account of the surly and scarred comedy legend.
The official synopsis reads: “An inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy’s most enigmatic and important figures, ‘Call Me Lucky’ tells the story of Barry Crimmins, a beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the ’70’s and ’80’s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins’ gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child – a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.”
The film will debut on August 7 in limited theaters, with further dates following. Check out the trailer above.