“Eddie Pepitone is an extraordinary hybrid. The comedic content of George Carlin and the vocal volume of Ethel Merman. Brace yourself.” – Robin Williams
Eddie Pepitone is an Apocalyptic-American (with a conscience) and a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as Don Rickles meets Eckhart Tolle, “The Bitter Buddha” is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. Eddie’s been seen in programs like Flight of the Conchords, House M.D., Conan, Community and the feature Old School opposite Will Ferrell. His UK debut at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe was lauded as “jaw-achingly hilarious” and a “tour-de-force.” His album “A Great Stillness” debuted on Billboard’s Comedy Top 10 and he is the subject of the new documentary “The Bitter Buddha”.
This humorous documentary takes an unconventional look at an unconventional man as he struggles with his career, his past and the world around him. Original Animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into the life of a beloved career comedian known as “the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see.” As one of the best-kept secrets in the comedy scene, Pepitone is documented in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.
“He’s the Johnny Cash of the alt-comedy scene.” – Patton Oswalt
The Bitter Buddha trailer:
“directly descended from the Patron Saint Of Alt-Comedy, Bill Hicks.” – The AV Club
“deftly vacillates between genial approachability and duck-and-cover rage.” – Huffington Post
“Pepitone’s goddamn funny and he’s a screaming on the outside, laughing at himself and crying on the inside, transcendent clown.” – LA Weekly
“a maelstrom of hilarity and rage for which ‘unique’ is an understatement.” – Nerdist
“possesses tremendous routines that could storm any gig.” – Scotsman
“cracked genius.” – Spin
“jaw-achingly hilarious.” – The Skinny
“the best of both worlds – the passionate rants of a big-issues comedian combined with the more inward-looking comedy of the smart, detached deconstructionalists.” – Chortle
“a thrilling mix of comedy and anti-comedy.” – Time Out London
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
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