Review of “The comedian’s guide to survival”
A review was written about my film “A Comedian’s Guide To Survival.” If you have seen the film, have a read and see if you agree, and if you haven’t, have a read and see if it sounds like something you would enjoy!
Directed and written by Mark Murphy, the comedy film is based on the life events of a comedian, Mullinger James, a successful comedian who had a horrible start in the industry but managed his way up. Playing as Buckley, the film vividly shows how bad Buckley is booed on multiple stages as he kept on wetting his pants on many occasions, definitely not the Mullingar we currently know. The comedy is not just a survival guide as it clearly shows surviving in its most real form. From deciding to chase a dream that is nearly impossible to achieve and having a hard time starting since nobody in the audience shows any love or support, Buckley gets to experience the harsh world we live in.
The show starts with a look at all the humiliations Mullinger has received from his double life, with him struggling as a writer with moonlights of a gag-slinger. The film immediately turns in another direction when he is sent to interview a few big comedians in the industry by his rude boss. In this path, he unknowingly unlocks all keys of his future career. Interviewing different comedians was not easy at first with him not being good at doing interviews but luckily things started going well for him. It is in this phase where we get to see how everything made it on the screen. His tendency of asking for favours and his curiosity leads him in a lot of troubles like the one time he got kidnapped and drugged, then ended up getting robbed. To his surprise, the robber was a truck driver with sufficient questions about his genetic upbringing.
Murphy and Mullinger worked to convince the most impressive comedians to make appearances or if not possible use their diverting appearances but unluckily that only a few famous faces were able to show up. This result in ending his triumphing moment making everything stumble greatly from one movie line to the other till all the credit roll is finished. It is slightly impossible to deliver a capturing and grounded message while at the same time delivering laughter, but a comedian’s guide to survival aims to achieve the connection between the two. Whether the show knows how exploited his fate is or they are just blinded by the frequent inspirational speeches of morals, the fact is, the film is filled with plenty of jokes and chuckles inside and a bunch of belly laughs that are often rare to find, including jokes from the unrecognised character in the show, Mr Kaye. Acting as an insulting and irritating boss, he literally has the best punchlines, one to carefully listen to. The guy looks like a joke just from his facial appearance, go check him out.
The show is meant for all those who prefer comedy as their perfect genre. With hilarious jokes and a wonderful plot. The show keeps you off your seat with well-planned lifestyle events of now a successful comedian, James Mullinger. In addition, the film gives you a life story and the lesson behind it, making you not only laugh but learn from it with half of all the comedians you know.