All content 1984-2016 Ed Surname & Pipe Dream Productions. Pipe Dream Productions is our production company but I suppose we’re not a real production company because first of all we don’t have anyone working here called Danny. Also we don’t have some uncreative bitch who is in charge of greenlighting creative projects called something like Lauren wearing some shit like a beret who will chuck your demo in the fucking bin and then not even reply out of polite courtesy.

Filmed over 20 years, a comedian's real life creates a satirical tragicomedy about following dreams #UnsolicitedMaterial ★★★★


Available here on Amazon US store, but ships/plays in UK

Ed Surname is guerrilla filmmaker and satirist whose award-losing work involves psychoanalysis of why some humans feel compelled to perform comedy.

He created The StandUp SitDown radio show out of Riverside TV Studios where he introspected with fellow comics, the Grand Jury-nominated movie Unsolicited Material (2016) was made from his 1000s of home videos, his blog was misquoted in the national news and his webshow Laugh or Cry TV was a real-life sitcom with public interactions, exploring the illusion of fame in society, the role of money in happiness and the personal cost of pursuing artistic ambition.

Made from the thousands of tapes Ed Surname left behind, this Grand Jury-nominated film is 51% funny, 49% serious exploration of the mask that comedians deny they wear.

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