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Punching Henry (2016)

And Punching the Clown (original title)
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Hapless satirical songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA when a veteran TV producer decides to make a show about the life of a loser.

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Hapless satirical songwriter Henry Phillips is lured to LA by renowned TV producer Jay Warren, who wants to make a show about the life of a struggling performer. When Jay sees Henry bomb at a local club, he is convinced that this story must be told. With the support of his longtime musician friend Jillian, and his well-meaning but sub-par manager Ellen Pinsky, Henry endures the ups and downs of LA living, and even secures what appears to be the Hollywood dream. But as a major TV network gets involved, he must decide whether his legacy will be to make jokes, or become the butt of them.

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Laughing at being contempt.
4 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really like the movie, It was funny.

Henry Phillips plays himself, a comedian who loves his work as he's trying to make it in the biz when a famous movie producer wants to make a reality show that pretty much pokes fun at the miserable part of doing what he loves.

A good testament of the hustle and shuffle of being a comedian. I just saw a documentary on the same subject and this is like a narrative of it. Can't help but to laugh at every low point in that so funny it's truth of the struggle.

It's almost like Seinfeld if George Costanza was the comedian. worth taking a look at.

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