I’ve been a huge Zach Galifianakis fan since his early stand-up days when I was a high school student who would endlessly quote his brilliant one-liners. (“At what age do you tell a highway it was adopted?”) His recent surge of success has been a welcome breath of comedic fresh air in an industry that is becoming stale as its reliable SNL veteran comedians continue to age. In my opinion Galifianakis was the only funny part of The Hangover and his bit roles have been the highlights of many subsequent films.
It looks like Zach Galifianakis is going to be getting a role where he can be more than a scene-stealing bit player. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Sugar, Half Nelson) will be breaking from their usual indie drama tone for the upcoming comedy It’s Kind of a Funny Story. The film stars Galifianakis as a patient in a mental institution who is in charge of welcoming the film’s young protagonist. The trailer recently premiered and it looks funny and sharp. To be more specific, Zach Galifianakis looks funny and sharp but I’m sure the rest of the cast, which includes Emma Roberts, Lauren Graham, Viola Davis, and Jim Gaffigan, can hold their own.
The film probably won’t be winning any Oscars, but it definitely looks hilarious. Check out the trailer and synopsis below:
Stressed out from the demands of being a teenager, 16-year-old Craig checks himself into a mental health clinic. There he learns that the youth ward is closed and finds himself stuck in the adult ward. One of the patients, Bobby, soon becomes both Craig’s mentor and protege. Craig is also drawn to another 16-year-old, Noelle. With a minimum five days’ stay imposed on him, Craig is sustained by friendships on both the inside and the outside as he learns more about life, love, and the pressures of growing up.
The film stars two of my favorite stand-up comedians,Â Zach Galifianakis and Jim Gaffigan, so I want to know who your favorite stand-up comedian is?
It’s Kind of a Funny Story will be in theatres on September 24, 2010.
[Source: Yahoo! Movies]