Tribeca Film has released the first trailer and poster for The Comedy, director Rick Alverson's character study starring Tim Heidecker. The story centers on Swanson (Tim Heidecker), a man who begins to test society's behavioral constraints just before he inherits his father's estate. Take a look at the one-sheet and the first video, also featuring Eric Wareheim and Neil Hamburger.

<i>The Comedy</i> Poster

On the cusp of inheriting his father's estate, Swanson (Tim Heidecker, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) is a man with unlimited options. An aging hipster in Brooklyn, he spends his days in aimless recreation with like-minded friends (Tim and Eric co-star Eric Wareheim, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and comedian Gregg Turkington a.k.a. Neil Hamburger) in games of comic irreverence and mock sincerity. As Swanson grows restless of the safety a sheltered life offers him, he tests the limits of acceptable behavior, pushing the envelope in every way he can. Heidecker's deadpan delivery cleverly masks a deep desire for connection and sense in the modern world. The Comedy wears its name on its sleeve, but director Rick Alverson's powerful and provocative character study touches a darkness behind the humor that resonates with viewers long after the story ends.