Misery Loves Comedy Movie Poster
  • Released
  • April 24, 2015
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy
  • Documentary
  • 5 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Misery Loves Comedy is a documentary about whether comedians must suffer in order to be truly funny. More than 60 comedians, writers, and directors are interviewed on the topic. Language is the biggest issue, with very frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," and "d--k." Interviewees also mention their past struggles with drugs and/or make references to drugs, alcohol, and sex. Suicide is discussed. There are so many interviewees that coherent messages may be lost, but overall the movie values truth and honesty, even if it doesn't always paint a pretty picture. Teens interested in becoming performers might learn a few illuminating lessons from the movie.

  • Positive messages
  • Positive role models
  • Violence
  • Sexual
  • Language
  • Consumerism
  • Drinking & drugs
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