The Bitter Buddha (movie review)
|Review by Clay N. Ferno|
Produced by Steven Feinartz, Mikki Raphael Rosenberg
Directed By Steven Feinartz
Starring Eddie Pepitone, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Paul Provenza, Dana Gould, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, B.J. Novak, Marc Maron, Todd Barry, Andy Kindler
On VOD and iTunes
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theatrical screening information
The Bitter Buddha is a documentary film about middle age comedian Eddie Pepitone (The Long Shot Podcast, Puddin’ Strip).
Eddie is true comic’s comic that has been acting and doing standup since the 80s that never quite caught his industry break. The film explores Pepitone’s angry side as a person who can at the same time express gratitude for his place in the comic industry and society in general, but also exposes his fears and doubts about where is career may go and where this world is headed.
Eddie keeps great company in the world of comedy. The Bitter Buddha features great interviews with pals Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron, Zach Galifianakis and more. They all seem to broach the same question—why isn’t Eddie Pepitone a household name?
Pepitone’s comic stylings are comparable to Louis CK, and this documentary explores some of the reasons Eddie is not as successful as other comics. We root for Eddie to get the exposure of a Comedy Central special some day soon, though it might be that this break comes too late in his career.
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The Bitter Buddha—Film Premiere Event
Eddie Pepitone… is “The Bitter Buddha”