The Comedian (79 mins)
Ed is an aspiring comedian frustrated in life and love. When he begins a promising relationship with a younger man, it has unexpected issues with best friend and flatmate Elisa. This astute, witty, affecting look at the tortuous path to modern happiness boasts great performances from Edward Hogg (White Lightnin'), Elisa Lasowski (Somers Town) and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Utopia).
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Featuring Edward Hogg, Elisa Lasowski, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, Steven Robertson, Brett Goldstein
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