Netflix has debuted the first trailer for their original comedy The Last Laugh. The movie stars Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Andie MacDowell, Lewis Black, Kate Micucci, and Chris Parnell. It was first announced in September of last year when it was revealed that Chase and Dreyfuss were on board to star and that Netflix was going to distribute it. The Last Laugh was written and directed by Greg Pritikin, while Rob Paris of Paris Film, Inc was on board to produce the project.
The Last Laugh centers on a talent manager and widower, played by Chevy Chase, who ends up reuniting with a former client, who gave up a promising career as a stand-up comedian and instead settled down to have a family and became a podiatrist. The two reunite unexpectedly at a retirement home and decide to leave and start a bucket list tour of classic stand-up venues across the United States. The comedian, who is played by Richard Dreyfuss, gets a last taste of the life he could have had with a rollercoaster ride of the duo rekindling friendships, careers, and ideas of the past.
The Last Laugh looks to be a different role for both Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss. Many would assume that Chase would take on the role of the comedian and Dreyfuss as the manager, but the tables have been turned. Additionally, it looks like there is a lot more going on under the surface than just being a normal comedy. Director and writer Greg Pritikin had this to say about the movie.
"For me, The Last Laugh is about learning to let go of the past and embrace the present. It's about rediscovering and remembering how to live. There is a grace in growing old and in letting go of the hustle and ambition, and embracing this new season in your life. I think people are happier at this point. It's about letting go of the past and embracing the now."
Chevy Chase was last in the news back in September when he gave an open and honest interview with the Washington Post. He was unflinching when tackling the subject of Saturday Night Live and his experience there while digging into later casts, including the latest cast. Chase has no problem speaking his mind and has gained a reputation as being notoriously hard to work with over the years.
Richard Dreyfuss has had his share of recent problems in the press too. The actor found himself swept up in the #MeToo movement late last year when a woman who used to work with him accused the actor of sexual misconduct. Dreyfuss opened up about the experience and believed that he was only being flirty, later blaming his upbringing, fame, and drugs on his behavior. It looks like Dreyfuss and Chevy Chase were able to pull off The Last Laugh without incident, which is pretty amazing on its own. You can watch the trailer for the Netflix original comedy below, provided by the Netflix YouTube channel.