Late Night Comedy
Comedy is at its best when it defies social conventions, and surely the films in Black Nights Comedy lineup do that a lot. But conventions change over time, and even modern, hip attitudes are here overturned and challenged.
Tempo is king in comedy – it can be elongated, like when you're waiting for the right musical instrument to hit you in the head. Or it can be an accelerated state of affairs: just start bumping into various awkward situations with no way out. Family, strangers, neighbours, fellow passengers, co-workers, friends – they are both the subjects and the objects of ridicule. There are tribulations and situations that none of us would like to experience. Thankfully, we are in the audience. At other points, we wish we could be there and grab a little of the fame (or the rowdy sessions) that our characters enjoy.
Comedy is like an initiation into a mystic cult, sometimes also turning into a bittersweet impression. But that's part of the deal, and you can certainly rebound.