One door closes, and a window opens. Or something. Anyway, Kevin Pollak’s had a funny week. The very gifted character actor was killed off Allison Janney’s CBS comedy “Mom” after a nice run as a recurring character.
But things aren’t so bad. Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Films has agreed to distribute Pollak’s documentary about comedians called “Misery Loves Comedy.”
The film features interviews with 60 funny people including Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, and Whoopi Goldberg. Tribeca plans a spring 2015 release– meaning in just a few weeks.
This is just one of many announcements we’re going to get from Sundance, which is happening right now. I didn’t go to Sundance this year. Instead, when it snows tomorrow and the wind is howling in New York, I’m going to show a series of indie films on my big TV and eat a lot of slices of pizza quickly, standing up, in my lobby.