What does it take to make people laugh? A strong will to survive and the ability to deal with failure better than anyone else sure helps, as evidenced in the first trailer for Misery Loves Comedy. Tribeca Film has released this first sneak peek, which includes such comedy luminaries as Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, David Koechner, Steve Coogan, Maria Bamford, Jim Gaffigan, Larry David and Tom Hanks.

There are over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh. With arresting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer's deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollack's Misery Loves Comedy is the definitive master class on the art of humor that details a comedian's rare ability to help us understand life as only they can.

Misery Loves Comedy will be available on iTunes and nationwide On Demand beginning April 14. It will open in select theaters April 24. Take a look at this sneak peek, and get a sense of what it's like to join the comedy ranks. Do you think you have what it takes? Or is this the most horrifying career choice of them all?

B. Alan Orange