When Asked to Make a Viral Video, Mike Birbiglia and The Cast of Don’t Think Twice Decided To Do This Instead
As part of the promotion of a movie, the talent is often now required to do some sort of online content that needs to go viral.
Such a dilemma befell Don’t Think Twice’s Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, and Tami Sagher.
So, they did this.
Is it a viral video? Is it a short film? Is it a sketch? Is it all three as a commentary of the debilitating allure of having content go viral? Is that in of itself a viral video?
We’ll let you decide for yourself (though we’re betting on the last two FYI).
Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice Is Now Playing in Over 60 Cities Nationwide
Don’t Think Twice is, as it should be, expanding its theatrical release nationwide far beyond LA and NYC reaching over 60 cities across the country starting today.
The latest film from Mike Birbiglia is another showing of how great a storyteller Birbiglia really is, no matter the form. In Don’t Think Twice, deftly explores the inner workings, the lofty highs, and the heartbreaking lows of being in an improv troupe and how comedy (and, ostensibly, life) doesn’t always work out no matter how much hope you have. The cast comprised of real life comedy all stars (Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, and Tami Sagher) delivers as you’d expect them to and their performance really tow the film swinging from hysterical to unflinching without seeming forced at all.
So, go watch it as soon you can especially since there are so many more chances to do so now.
Female Israeli Army Workplace Comedy “Zero Motivation” Is Being Adapted for TV at BBC America
Between this and G.L.O.W., there’s a great, new wave of female-led comedies forming.
Last year, Talya Lavie put herself on Hollywood’s map with an Office-esque comedy feature, Zero Motivation, that was set on an Israeli army base.
This year, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Tami Sagher, and more are lending their pull as producers to adapt this into a series over at BBC America.
As BBC America is trying something new under the relatively new leadership of President and General Manager Sarah Barnett, we think they’re started off in a good direction.
Here’s the Trailer for Mike Birbiglia’s Comedy About Improv Troupes “Don’t Think Twice”
Many of you might be aware of the back and off stage drama that happens behind improv troupes. In fact, it would almost seem unbelievable that improv teams that seem so joyous and on-the-same-wavelength on stage would be bickering, jealous, etc. Yet, it happens and happens often.
However, Mike Birbiglia’s latest film Don’t Think Twice is bringing all of that light with a stellar cast of Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher, Kate Micucci, and Birbiglia himself.
This trailer shows that Mike Birbiglia has a knack for this writing/directing thing.
Look for this to hit theaters on July 22nd.
18th Annual Del Close Marathon Announces Line-Up and Schedule
The names on the flyer are only a fraction of the flocks upon flocks of teams and performers that will be performing in NYC for the literally non-stop Del Close Marathon from Fri. June 24th-Sun. June 26th (i.e. shows will be happening for 24 hours a day the whole weekend).
Take a gander at the whole routinely massive line-up and schedule right here.
Mike Birbiglia Is Writing and Directing a Dramedy About Doing Improv “Don’t Think Twice”
(via The Wrap)
If that wasn’t enough of a hook for you, take into consideration that the cast of this film will be comprised of Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Gethard, Kate Micucci, Gillian Jacobs, Tami Sagher, and Mike Birbiglia himself.
Don’t Think Twice will follow all the off-stage drama, jealousy, bitterness, etc. that often exists within an improv group.
If we we’re placing bets, we’d put a lot of money on this being an indie darling/film festival hit even though it has just gone into production.