Folk Hero & Funny Guy

USA | 2016 | 90 minutes | Jeff Grace

A struggling stand-up (Alex Karpovsky) becomes the opening act on tour with his rising-star musician friend (Wyatt Russell) in this refreshing indie road-trip buddy comedy filled with sparkling dialogue and original music.

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Paul (Alex Karpovsky, "Girls") and Jason (Wyatt Russell, Everybody Wants Some!!) are old friends who have gone their separate ways chasing their dreams as they reach their 30s. Recently dumped Paul left the security of his job in advertising to pursue stand-up comedy, and is quickly realizing his jokes about LinkedIn and "e-vites" aren't skyrocketing his career as quickly as he once anticipated. Meanwhile, Jason is living the carefree life of a successful folk singer, complete with disheveled good looks, bare feet, and an army of groupies. A drunken conversation results in a plan for Paul to join Jason on his East Coast solo tour as his opening act, and the two pile into Jason's old Volvo and head for the first dive bar on the list. What begins as a hilarious road movie reveals itself to be a much more personal study of success, friendship, and learning to let go and throw away the joke book. Director Jeff Grace based Folk Hero & Funny Guy on his own experiences with his friend Adam Ezra, the creator of all the original music for the film and the model for Russell's character.

Director Biography
Jeff Grace is a filmmaker and sometimes actor who produced and starred in Oscilloscope's hit comedy It's a Disaster. He recently co-wrote Last Looks for E!. Folk Hero & Funny Guy marks his debut as a feature film director.

Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, CTI BioPharma

  • Director: Jeff Grace
  • Principal Cast: Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner, Michael Ian Black, Hannah Simone
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Ryland Aldrich, Jeff Grace
  • Screenplay: Jeff Grace
  • Cinematographers: Nancy Schreiber
  • Editors: Jonathan Melin
  • Music: Adam Ezra
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP