Suffering from what a super-trendy Ellen Barkin diagnoses as a “low joy ceiling,” Thom Payne (Steve Coogan) isn’t even sure if he’s happy, let alone “happyish.”
Yep, for poor Thom, it would seem that life is intersecting somewhere at the decidedly unpleasant medium between Prozac and Viagra, but that won’t keep him from pursuing happiness (and flipping Thomas Jefferson the bird along the way). Showtime’s newest half-hour comedy (from “This American Life” contributor Shalom Auslander) also stars Kathryn Hahn and Bradley Whitford.
The trailer asks plenty of hard-hitting questions; from the soul searching, “What the f*** is happiness?” to the honestly flummoxing, “Who wants to follow Pepto-Bismol on Twitter?” Check out the trailer for more musings (and a few ab-related nuggets of wisdom).
“Happyish” premieres Sunday, April 26 at 9:30pm on Showtime.