Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Playing in 100 locations around the country right now is the sophomore writing/directing effort of comedian turned filmmaker Mike Birbiglia. He made a splash at Sundance a few years ago with the charming, semi-autobiographical Sleepwalk with Me, and now he’s back with a movie called Don’t Think Twice, focusing on a group of tight-knit friends in an improv troupe. The film is in the same vein as Broadcast News and other films from James L. Brooks, just set in the world of improv comedy, and it’s truly a must-see.
Now in an efforts to help promote the movie, producers forced Mike Birbiglia to create a viral video to make more people aware of the movie. Sadly, this resulted in cast members Gillian Jacobs (Community), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates), Chris Gethard (Broad City), and Tami Sagher (Inside Amy Schumer) all getting the viral video virus. Watch the Don’t Think Twice viral video after the jump.
Easily the best part is when they start talking about each others’ shows, but overall it’s just an amusing little short. The humor on display here is much different than what you’ll find in Don’t Think Twice. The film has genuine emotion, comedy that arises between a group of characters who really feel like they’ve been friends for years, and a fantastic portrayal of how we use comedy to cope with our own problems in life, especially failure. If Don’t Think Twice is playing somewhere near you, please go see it immediately.
Also, stay tuned, because we have an interview with Mike Birbiglia that will be coming soon that features some pretty geeky comedy talk. If you need more convincing to watch the movie, check out the trailer right here, and also check out our review from SXSW earlier this year.Cool Posts From Around the Web: