About the film
road trip dark comedy
Release Date: January 19, 2012
|Slogan||:||«Take A Ride on Comedy's Dark Side»|
|Producers||:||Doug Stanhope, Brian Hennigan, Mary Jones, Jim Harkins|
The Unbookables is a narrative documentary about stand-up comics who have spent their careers pushing limits--on stage and off. Relegated to small venues and touring in a crappy van through the Midwest they careen between the desire to succeed and the reality that there may be nothing left to lose. Road life is far from glamorous: comics come and go and cruel pranks and hard drinking punctuate their obsidian dark comedy on stage. They succeed and fail-spectacularly. When they face being fired for going too far on stage, the conflict culminates in a showdown: compromise or double down?