Say Hello To My Little Funny is a night of short films made by professional comedians. The films included have played at Sundance, South by Southwest, Raindance, and over 60 other film festivals between them. The comedians that made the films have many television appearances between them as well. The screening is an opportunity to see great comedians doing something other than stand-up.
Films included in the night:
Thugs, The Musical - A mockumentary short film about a struggling, delusional and very 'non-urban' black actor, Michael Gardner, his doomed musical production, and the misfit group of actors he's assembled as his cast. Thugs, The Musical features performances by David Alan Grier ('Chocolate News,' 'In Living Color'), Margaret Cho ('Drop Dead Diva'), Rachel True ('Half & Half,' 'The Craft'), Baron Vaughn ('Fairly Legal') and Prodigal Sunn from the Wu Tang Clan. Thugs has played at over 10 film festivals, winning awards like Best Comedy at the Montgomery Film Festival and Audience Favorite at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival. The film was written and stars San Francisco comedian Kevin Avery, formerly of Siskel & Negro fame and now a writer for the TV show Totally Biased on FX.
Interview Date - A classic case of mistaken identity where a blind date gets mixed with a job interview, leaving everyone at the right place at the right time with the wrong person. The film has played at over 20 film festivals around the country and was eligible for an Academy Award after being nominated for Best International Short Film at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival in London. The film was written, produced, and directed by Mike Lemcke and Grant Lyon, two local favorite comedians.
Successful Alcoholics - A co-dependent couple drowning in booze and yet still clinging to well-paying jobs. It premiered at Sundance and played at over 30 other film festivals including South by Southwest. It stars Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Party Down, New Girl) and T.J. Miller (She's Out of My League, Unstoppable, Cloverfield). TJ Miller, who continues to do stand up around the country despite a successful movie career, wrote the film.
Lucifer's Crewcut - The rise and demise of a death-metal barbershop quartet. The film, from the minds of comedians Sal Calanni and Robert Selander, is currently on the film festival circuit. It stars such comedy legends as Maria Bamford, Arj Barker, Robert Hawkins; music legends like Jello Biafra and G.W.A.R.; and was produced by San Francisco company Purebred Productions.
The Wrath of John - When the famous film composer, John Williams, becomes an Internet sensation for the wrong reason, he takes drastic measures to compose himself. The writer/star of the film, Sammy Wegent, is the creator of the successful web series Everybody's A Comedian.