Recently dumped by his fiancée and with a stagnating standup routine, aspiring comedian-slash-copywriter Paul (Alex Karpovsky, Girls) is stuck. The manager of the club where he performs suggests he take some time off to update his comedy material, and in waltzes his childhood friend Jason Black (Wyatt Russell), an acclaimed folk-rock musician about to embark on a solo acoustic tour of the east coast. Jason suggests Paul needs to get his mojo back—and he should start by opening for Jason on tour. They set off on the road together, picking up a new act (folk singer Bryn, played by Meredith Hagner) on the way. But when Jason reveals an ulterior motive behind the tour, rifts are exposed in their otherwise affable camaraderie. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is a music-infused spin on the road-trip buddy comedy.
CAST & CREDITS
Directed by Jeff Grace
Jeff Grace is a filmmaker and sometimes actor on such shows as Mad Men and How I Met Your Mother. He also produced and starred in It’s a Disaster. Jeff most recently wrapped Last Looks, a comedy pilot for E! Network, which he co-wrote. Folk Hero & Funny Guy is his feature directorial debut.
Ryland Aldrich, Jeff Grace
Vinny Chhibber, John Davenport, Dominque Genest, Tom Hamilton, Mike C. Manning, Katherine Ann McGregor, Micki Purcell, Tripp Rhame, Tom Simpson
Alexander Koehne, Rachel Kiri Walker
Original Music by
Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner, Michael Ian Black, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris, Melanie Lynskey, David Cross