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Hapless satirical songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA when a veteran TV producer decides to make a show about the life of a loser.


Gregori Viens





Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Phillips ... Henry Phillips
Tig Notaro ... Jillian
J.K. Simmons ... Jay Warren
Mark Cohen ... Stupid Joe
Sarah Silverman ... Sharon Levine
Ellen Ratner Ellen Ratner ... Ellen Pinksy
Mike Judge ... Ed
Jim Jefferies ... Charlie
Stephanie Allynne ... Zoe
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Dramatic Actor
Michaela Watkins ... Mara
Derek Waters ... Dave the Producer
Doug Stanhope ... Cab Dispatcher
Wayne Federman ... Carl Rohmer
Ashley Johnson ... Danielle


Hapless satirical songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA by renowned TV producer Jay Warren, who wants to make a show about the life of a struggling performer. When Jay sees Henry bomb at a local club, he is convinced that this story must be told. With the support of his longtime musician friend Jillian, and his well-meaning but sub-par manager Ellen Pinsky, Henry endures the ups and downs of LA living, and even secures what appears to be the Hollywood dream. But as a major TV network gets involved, he must decide whether his legacy will be to make jokes, or become the butt of them.

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Follows Punching the Clown (2009) See more »

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2017 is starting off GREAT!
13 April 2017 | by danrtonerSee all my reviews

Hey, Henry Phillips isn't for everyone. He's calm, he's chill, and he likes to sing some of his jokes in folk songs with that silky smooth voice of his.

He had a stand-up special forever ago and I loved it. Went to his website, checked to see when and where I could see him and never got around to it.

I somehow managed to see this while browsing the Internet and was thrown back. It's been forever! This movie covers, what I can only assume, is close to the reality that Henry Phillips has gone through over the past decades.

I'm not going to go into too much detail but if you like Crashing on HBO, you'll LOVE this.

Henry, you're one of my favorite comedians and I wish you the best. Keep up the great work.

Oh and call Netflix and get a special, and call HBO too because you need to appear on Crashing.

To everyone else: It's not for everyone, I'll admit it. If you truly love comedy and the life of comedians, this is definitely for you. No matter what, when you watch it, PAY MONEY. Seriously I torrent a lot of stuff but I can't do that to my man Henry Phillips. Buy this. Rent this. Contribute to more of this.

P.S. 2017 Comedy is starting off great, even though Amy Schumer dropped a turd on us with her "leather special."

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