Lounge comedian Neil Hamburger (working under the alias Gregg Turkington), is reteaming with The Comedy writer/director Rick Alverson for a new drama simply titled Entertainment.

John C. Reilly and Michael Cera will be joining Neil Hamburger, who takes on a role quite similar to his own stage persona. He will play an aging and broken down stand-up comedian known only as 'The Comedian' as he travels around the Southwestern United States. He is on a mission to meet his estranged daughter while also trying to revive his failing career.

Nomadic Independence and record label Jagjaguwar will co-finance the independent project. Production is already underway in Southern California. Also joining the cast are Tye Sheridan, Angeliki Papoulia and iconic actor Dean Stockwell.

Neil Hamburger wrote the screenplay with his The Comedy co-star Tim Heidecker of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame.

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