In the past few years, there have been a handful of quality stand-up comedy documentaries released. And I’m all for it. Any piece of art that further promotes what I love most is fine by me. And there’s a brand new one— kind of. It’s called The Hacks. It’s a mockumentary. But it still relays some hard truths about the world of comedy. And it’s good for some quality laughs.
Created and directed by Moreen Littrell, The Hacks follows a group of stand-ups preparing for a big comedy tour. Peppered with awkward moments and memorable lines – “Play with your inner child. Let your creative juices just squirt right out of you onto your fellow comics.” – the highly improvised film stars Renee Gauthier (pictured above), Alisa Gaddis, John C. Crow, Alli Breen, Brandon Moynihan, Meg Swerdlow, Evan O’Brien and Michele Phillippe.
Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments section.