September 27, 2010
The Friar’s Club Film Festival is happening this week and I’ve got free tickets for my readers to the below shows. Go to Will Call and tell them Karol sent you. Bring friends!
TONIGHT (Monday) – Two Options
1. “Skeletons” 8pm at HBO Theater (6th Ave. b/w 42nd and 43rd). It won best feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival and initially premiered at SXSW. It’s a comedy about two guys with psychic powers who hire themselves out to reveal “skeletons in the closet” in couple’s lives, etc. Very funny.
2. A stand-up comedy double feature at 7pm and 8:45pm (at CORE Club, across the street from the Friars Club, 57 East 55th between Park and Madison) — Comic Ahmed Ahmed and others will be there in person to present their film “Just Like Us” about their efforts to do a standup comedy tour through the middle east, identifying the cultural barriers that they came across and how the people in those countries reacted. The second film is “I Am Comic”, a documentary about the life of a standup comic featuring oodles of stand up comics, several of whom are expected to attend in person.
TUESDAY — 9pm at Friars Club (55th b/w Park and Madison) – Live standup comedy show
WEDNESDAY – “Four Lions” 8pm HBO Theater (6th ave b/w 42nd and 43rd). A hysterical comedy about a group of bumbling would-be terrorists in London. Director Chris Morris, a famous British comedy writer, will be there in person. This film premiered at Sundance and closed South-by-Southwest, a great film. Followed by a reception at the HBO Theater.
THURSDAY — Best of LA Comedy Shorts — the directors of the LA Comedy Shorts film festival will be there in person to present highlights from the 2010 LA Comedy Shorts festival, along with several of the directors in attendance. (at 8pm at the French Institute, 59th b/w Park and Madison)