Very Semi-Serious

Director: Leah Wolchok • US

Dying is easy, comedy is hard, and cartooning is a pain in the neck. This documentary profiles veteran and upstart cartoonists, all with one goal: to tickle the funny bone of New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff, the colossally imposing gateway to the widely respected publication. Very Semi-Serious is a colorful picture of a cottage industry of humor, and a brilliant inquiry into what, exactly, makes us laugh.

Year: 2015
Language: English
Run Time: 83 Min.
Festival Program: U.S. Indies, Documentary 
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