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).
Start playing within 30 days. Finish watching in 48 hours.
Featuring Edward Hogg, Elisa Lasowski, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, Steven Robertson, Brett Goldstein
Directed by Tom Shkolnik
More like this...
Directed by Val Guest, 1961
The BFI’s new HD remaster of the British sci-fi classic. A journalist discovers that the Earth has been knocked off its axis and is moving ever closer to the sun. Is the Earth doomed?
Directed by Mike Hodges, 1980
Sam J. Jones stars as the quintessential comic strip hero, out to save the Earth from Ming the Merciless, in Mike Hodges’ visually ravishing sci-fi.
Directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1976
Nicolas Roeg’s cult sci-fi stars David Bowie as an alien attempting to amass a fortune to save his home planet, but unable to escape his decadent earthly lifestyle.
Richard Ayoade’s stylish and sinister adaptation of Dostoevsky’s story stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual-role as a timid office clerk confronted by his confident, scheming doppelganger.
A touching and acutely observed story of two boys switched at birth having to readjust to their natural parents, from Japan’s modern maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda.
A comedy clot takes up phrenology and tries to find his ideal partner by feeling the bumps on women's heads, only to end up as a cannibal's dinner.
Spectacular feats of early aviation at Hendon Aerodrome, North London.
Roll up, roll up, for all the fun of the fair as Sunderland celebrates the August bank holiday.
Enjoy a preview of the exciting films we’ve got in store for you on the BFI Player.