The Comedian’s Guide to Survival :- Watch The Comedian’s Guide to Survival on Youtube on Fire, One man’s journey around the world to discover the secret of comedy.Struggling comedian James Mullinger (based on the eponymous, real-life comedian) has come to a crossroads in his life; no one wants to see him perform, his wife is fed up, and his day time boss has given him an ultimatum – take a promotion and never do stand up again, or stick to the comedy and lose his job. To add salt to the wound, his boss sends him to L.A. to interview some of the greatest comedians alive for the magazine. Through spending time with his former heroes, a faint glimmer of his passion for stand-up comedy begins to stir again… The casting of Inbetweeners star James Buckley, plus cameos from a host of comic performers and the word “comedian” in the title, leads to certain expectations here. Specifically: laughs. Unfortunately, they are few and far between in this ironic, fourth-wall-breaking tale of a luckless standup with an unfortunate case of panic-induced incontinence. Episodic and unfocused, the film meanders before deploying a highly unconvincing scene of long-awaited comic success.It’s hard to imagine James Mullinger as anything other than the fully formed comedian that he is today. Some two years ago when he moved to New Brunswick, it was if a bomb had been dropped on the province, like we were suddenly playing host to a British invasion. Propaganda pamphlets littered our streets with little Union Jacks on one side and statements like ‘Your Conservative Overlords have no funny bones!’ on the other. His face seemed to appear in every shop window, he completely dominated the media, and you couldn’t host an event without him making an appearance as a special guest. He’s interviewed the likes of George Clooney and Jerry Seinfeld, which suddenly put me and everyone I know on par with Kevin Bacon. It was kind of a big deal. So now, two years on, seeing ‘The Comedian’s Guide To Survival’, a film based on the painful missteps of Mullinger’s early career, it immediately brings one very big question to mind: who is this wet blanket?
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Release: 28 October 2016 (UK)
IMDB Rating: 4.8/10
Director: Mark Murphy
Stars: Mohammed Ali, Jeannette Belaouane, Vas Blackwood