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Published on May 23rd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Have You Heard About “Funny Pains?” It’s The New Comedian-Centric Film From Jorgy Cruz

Funny Pains is a new feature documentary featuring Nikki Glaser (whose recent Netflix stand-up comedy special Bangin’ made the New York Times’ “Best Comedy Specials on Netflix” list), Jim Norton (another comic with real estate on Netflix with his special Mouthful Of Shame), Bonnie McFarlane, Andrew Shultz, Yamaneika Saunders, Krystyna Hutchinson, Rich Vos and Mehran Khaghani. Krystyna Hutchinson, co-host of the popular feminist podcast Guys We F’d, served as the doc’s executive producer along with co-producers Pablo Minier, TahuantyPena, and Daria Scoccimarro.

The film follows stand-up comedian Wendi Starling, whose career, working process and life areclosely examined in the film. Within Funny Pains, Starling is navigating through one of the entertainment’s toughest and most competitive professions all during the height of the #MeToo movement, feminism and the infiltration of stand-up comedy by the politically correct. Above all else, the film delves into serious issues of sexual assault and mental health, with Starling revealing some of her traumas.

Of the documentary itself, director Jorgy Cruz said the following in a prepared statement: “Funny Pains is a two-part love letter to New York City and to stand-up comedy; both which I love, respect and owe a lot to. Having the support and representation of the superb team at Hewes Pictures made all the difference. They’re one of the main reasons why we are now ready to share our movie with the world on all platforms. I’m grateful and humble.” Funny Pains will be available through on-demand outlets on May 26, 2020, while its newly-released trailer can be streamed below via YouTube.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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