The Comedian's Guide To Survival. James Mullinger (James Buckley).

The Comedian's Guide To Survival

2016 British comedy film about an aspiring comedian. Stars James Buckley, Paul Kaye, MyAnna Buring, Tim McInnerny, Neil Stuke and others.

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The Comedian's Guide to Survival review

Inbetweeners star James Buckley plays a failing performer in an unfocused tale that falls short on laughs.

Wendy Ide, The Observer, 30th October 2016

The Comedian's Guide to Survival review

James Buckley plays real comedian James Mullinger in a British film blending fact and fiction, with comics appearing as themselves. Trouble is, it's not funny.

Leslie Felperin, The Guardian, 27th October 2016

The Comedian's Guide to Survival review

As Charlie Chaplin once said, "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot". This rings true for this painfully awkward and brilliantly funny movie, directed by Mark Murphy, exploring the early comedic career of James Mullinger before he shot to fame.

Alexander Bawden, The Upcoming, 26th October 2016

Interview: rarely asked questions - James Mullinger

James Mullinger is a comedian who moved from London to Canada and has enjoyed enormous success in his adopted homeland. Last year he did a gig at the Harbour Station stadium arena in Saint John and sold more tickets than Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper and his comedy hero Jerry Seinfeld. Canadian television has even made a documentary about Mullinger's career. Mullinger has also co-written the new movie A Comedian's Guide To Survival, based on his own experiences and starring James Buckley and a host of familiar comics.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th October 2016

Film review: The Comedian's Guide To Survival

Comedies about stand-up comedy are difficult to pull off. How do you capture the highs and lows of performing live on film? How do you capture the buzz of the good gig, the despair of the bad gig? How do you capture a world that is simultaneously niche and mainstream? The Comedian's Guide to Survival comes pretty close.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th October 2016

Movie review - The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016)

You may just see comedy from a different perspective once you're done.

Tony Black, Flickering Myth, 26th October 2016

The Comedian's Guide to Survival review

Films about comedians are rarely funny, but The Comedian's Guide To Success breaks that curse by taking the angst and insider jokes of Louis CK's Louie and playing it broader, less arthouse. It's flawed, but with the movie taking its own advice about persistence, director and writer Mark Murphy more than gets away with it.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 25th October 2016

The Comedian's Guide To Survival review

To be frank, it makes Sex Lives Of The Potato Men look like The Apartment.

Jimi Famurewa, Empire, 24th October 2016

Can you really learn to be a stand-up?

A new film blurs fiction and reality with its tale of an aspiring comic. It asks to what extent you can study to become funny - or if you're just born that way.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 24th October 2016

Who is James Mullinger?

Who is James Mullinger and why is the biggest indie British comedy movie of 2016 all about him?

Interrobang, 18th July 2016