From Criterion: THE COMEDY “Never mind the title, this unsparing dissection of privilege and the limits of hipster irony is a modern tragedy. Tim Heidecker gives a fearless performance as Swanson, an aging trust-fund Brooklynite whose sole mode of interacting with the world is a repellently “transgressive” sarcasm—a crudely offensive emotional barrier that he uses to mask his profound alienation. A singularly discomforting experience that never stops pushing the envelope, THE COMEDY is one of the most provocative and polarizing films of the last decade.”
Check out New Jerusalem and the Fessenden executive produced Entertainment,
also available on the Criterion Channel.