In the film, Tim Heidecker plays vain Brooklynite Swanson alongside his "Tim and Eric" co-star Eric Wareheim. The inheritance of his father's estate opens up countless possibilities for Swanson and casts the aimlessness and safety of his previous lifestyle in a new light. The crowd walk-outs at the film's Sundance Film Festival debut suggest that, for some, "The Comedy's" grotesque portrayal of an aging hipster will be too dismal and vulgar a magnification of the generation it represents. A pitch-black social satire, "The Comedy" promises to be incisive, offensive and hilarious in equal doses.
The Tribeca Film release will be available nationwide on demand Oct. 24, and it opens theatrically Nov. 9.