Emmy winner Chase, MacDowell, and Oscar winner Dreyfuss weave the tale of talent manager and widower Al Hart. After 50 years, he reunites with former client Buddy Green, who gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian to settled down to raise a family. After Al convinces Buddy to perform on a bucket list tour of classic stand-up venues across the US, Buddy gets one last taste of the life he could have had.
The Netflix original comedy is written and directed by Greg Pritikin (Dummy) and hails from producer Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc. It also co-stars Lewis Black (Inside Out), Kate Micucci (The Lego Batman Movie) and Chris Parnell (Battle of the Sexes).
“For me, The Last Laugh is about learning to let go of the past and embrace the present,” said Pritikin. “It’s about rediscovering and remembering how to live. There is a grace in growing old and in letting go of the hustle and ambition, and embracing this new season in your life. I think people are happier at this point. It’s about letting go of the past and embracing the now.”
The deal with Netflix Originals was brokered by ICM Independent.
Chase is repped by APA and LINK Entertainment; Dreyfuss by APA; MacDowell by The Gersh Agency and Atlas Artists; Black by APA; Micucci by WME and Management Production Entertainment; Parnell by UTA and Rise Management; Pritikin by MGMT Entertainment, ICM and Jeff Hynick.
Anita Busch contributed to this report.