Here’s a first look at And Punching The Clown, the comedy starring Henry Phillips, Sarah Silverman, J.K. Simmons, Jim Jefferies, Tig Notaro and Ellen Ratner. It makes its world premiere during next month’s SXSW in Austin in the fest’s 24 Beats Per Second section. Co-written and starring Phillips, the pic centers on the comedian-songwriter who is lured to L.A. by a renowned TV producer (Simmons), who hopes to create a TV series about the life of a struggling performer. When a major TV network gets involved, Henry must decide whether his legacy will be to make jokes or become the butt of them.
The film, directed and co-written by Gregori Viens, bows March 13 at the Alamo Ritz. David Permut, Matt Ratner, Rick Rosenthal, Jim Hart and Arun Kumar are producers and Paradigm is handing sales.
Check out the clip above featuring Phillips and Silverman.