On Thursday I will be at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles, where Garry Shandling is presenting one of the great moderately-loved (but not loved enough) Martin Scorsese films, The King of Comedy. Not only with Shandling be introing it, he'll be performing AND doing a Q&A after.
And that's just the beginning of the 1st Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival. Great comedians will be presenting their favorite films and doing perfomances and Q&As, all for one low price. The line up is:
1/12 - Garry Shandling w/ The King of Comedy
1/12 (late show) - Margaret Cho w/ Darling
1/13 - Paul F Tompkins w/ Topsy Turvy
1/13 (late show) - Doug Benson Interruption w/ Cocktail
1/14 - Kevin Pollack w/ The In-Laws
1/14 (late show) - Andy Kindler w/ Modern Romance.
Who is Wayne Federman, and how did he assemble this line-up? Let the Cinefamily explain:
Wayne Federman is a “That Guy”; we are subconsciously familiar with his face, burned into the vacuum tubes of our minds like an errant screensaver. Although his name may not be as familiar, trolling the communal id will reveal his patented one-scene “Federman-and-outs” in a slew of high-profile films: Legally Blonde, 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People, Step Brothers, 50 First Dates — plus substantial arcs in shows like X-Files. The Larry Sanders Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. So when Wayne came to us with the novel idea for a film festival of repertory films curated by stand-up comedians — we were interested. When Wayne explained that the comedians would not only select films that were personally inspiring and influential to them, but would also intro the film, perform, and participate in a post-screening Q&A, we did what any right-thinking movie theater should do — we said YES.
You should be going to these films. Click here for ticket information.