Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Attacks,Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 Airs Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on VICE TV
Film features interviews David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Matthew Broderick, Aasif Mandvi, Rob Riggle, Nathan Lane, Gilbert Gottfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Kattan, Lewis Black, Doug Stanhope, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters and many more.
Dances With Films Festival Screening Will Take Place September 11 at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theater
When it seemed incomprehensible to laugh again in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, entertainers walked a tightrope of appropriate humor in the turbulent days, weeks and years that followed. Through many onstage trials and tribulations – occasionally leading to career destruction or death threats – they discovered that comedy is a vital force that unites and heals no matter what difficult times we find ourselves in. Equal parts controversial, hilarious and inspiring, Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 explores how stand-up comedians, Broadway performers, late-night hosts, Saturday Night Live cast members, The Onion staffers and a plethora of performers managed to help their audience laugh even in the darkest of days.
Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 is an uplifting and essential documentary from Pulse Films exploring the sudden halt and triumphant rebirth of comedy following the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001. The entertainers who struggled to establish humor’s place in a post 9/11 world narrate the special premiering Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00 pm ET/PT on VICE TV.
Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 features interviews with David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Matthew Broderick, Aasif Mandvi, Rob Riggle, Nathan Lane, Gilbert Gottfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Kattan, Lewis Black, Doug Stanhope, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters and many more.
In addition to its VICE TV premiere, Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 will have a special commemorative theatrical screening at 2:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, September 11 at Hollywood Boulevard’s famed TCL Chinese Theatre as part of the Dances With Films Festival. Tickets are available at danceswithfilms.com.
The documentary is directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Nick Fituri Scown and award-winning comedy journalist Julie Seabaugh. Executive Producers for Pulse Films (Beastie Boys Story, Aziz Ansari: Right Now, Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator) are Dan Baglio, Thomas Benski, and Marisa Clifford, with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner as Executive Producers for Hazy Mills Productions (The History of Comedy, Hollywood Game Night). Falguni Lakhani Adams serves as Executive Producer for Vice TV along with Executive Vice President, Head of Production, Catherine Whyte and VICE TV Executive Vice President and General Manager, Morgan Hertzan. The film has a running time of 88 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.