(2017, 93 min.)
Directed by: Sam Hoffman
Screenwriter: Sam Hoffman
Producers: Courtney Potts, Jamie Gordon, Sam Hoffman
Cinematographer: Seamus Tierney
Editor: Paul Frank
Music: Gabriel Mann
Cast: Jemaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Annie Potts, Bebe Neuwirth, Erich Bergen, Priscilla Lopez
Humor Me is Sam Hoffman’s directorial debut, inspired by his website Old Jews Telling Jokes, which also sparked an off-Broadway play, a bestselling book and a lecture series. In this poignant comedy, an adult son who is slowly drifting towards rock bottom reconnects with his joke-loving dad.
This journey towards familial harmony and self-acceptance is full of laughs and senior moments, and explores the healing powers of sleeping on a fold-out couch. Hoffman sweetly explores how even the worst of circumstances are made better with a joke or two.
– Jennifer Cochis