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Film with Baltimore producer picked up at Sundance

Film with Baltimore producer picked up at Sundance

"Misery Loves Comedy," a documentary whose producers include Baltimore's Becky Newhall, was screened last week at the Sundance Film Festival and purchased for distribution by Tribeca Film.

The documentary, directed by actor Kevin Pollak, features dozens of comedians discussing whether one needs to be miserable to be funny. The film includes Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Short, Judd Apatow, Kevin Smith, Jim Jefferies, Penn Gillette and Towson University alumna Amy Schumer among its 50-plus interview subjects.

"What might have turned out to be a movie about comedy only for comedians is instead a funny and engaging look at the most twisted and naked...