Ed is a stand up comedian in his early thirties, he is handsome, charming, witty and lost. Trying to make it on the London comedy circuit, he spends his nights performing in small rooms above pubs and his days making ends meet at a call centre. He lives with Elisa, a beautiful French singer, the two like brother and sister, inseparable, loving and asexual. Ed funny and playful, Elisa soulful and sensitive.
One day, on a night bus home, Ed meets Nathan, a young black artist, blunt, honest and free. They immediately connect and begin a passionate affair. Suddenly the intimate bond between Ed and Elisa is threatened and Ed is faced with a choice between his attraction to a man and his love for a woman.
Set in the immediate and random background of today’s London, The Comedian is a fresh, dramatic and funny story about choices and how not to make them.
"A beautifully observed elegy to modern life and love."Star Magazine
"It's absolutely terrific...stunningly real."Total Film
London Film Festival
Les Arcs International Film Festival
Paris Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gay i Lèsbic de Barcelona
Dinard Festival of British Cinema
Cast & Crew
|Written and Directed by||Tom Shkolnik|
|Producers||Bertrand Faivre, Dan McCulloch|
|Executive Producers||Cédric Behrel, Robin Grbich, Hengameh Panahi|
|Line Producer||Farah Abushwesha|
|Production Design||Marie Lanna|
|Sound recordist||Howard Peryer|
UK - Trinity Film Entertainment