Though he’s best known as that weird little comedian with the screechy yet growly voice, Bobcat Goldthwait is also an actor (Police Academy anyone?) and award-winning director/producer.
Earlier this year, Bobby (that’s what I imagine calling him if I knew him) released a documentary about “an underappreciated comedic mentor” to rave reviews from critics and audiences. Call Me Lucky is a powerful character portrait of Barry Crimmins, a comedian and activist whose goals in life are to overthrow the government and close the Catholic church. Comics from Lenny Bruce to Paula Poundstone (and Bobby, of course) have been influenced by him.
This one-night only screening will also have Bobby live and in person for a Q&A after the film. And if you have tickets to see him perform at the Comedy Club of Jacksonville this weekend, you even get in free (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the deets). Otherwise, it’s $9.50.
Check out the trailer…
FUN FACT: In the film Tapeheads, Bobby was billed as “Jack Cheese.”