Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy ★★★½

Kevin Pollak reels in a lot of comedians (feels like everyone except for Louis C.K. and Seinfeld) in his search to get to the bottom of why they all share such a dark side. There's a lot of fun stuff here, but Pollak never lets the film breathe. I wish he narrated or even put himself in front of the camera, because there's something he's trying to say here that would have hit home more effectively if he had just come out and said it. Instead, this feels like a very casual affair, which is kind of odd considering the attempt to dig deeper. Having said that, there are still some poignant moments scattered throughout.