Following successful screenings at the London Film Festival and BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, The Comedian is due to hit cinemas on May 21st. Sosogay got the first look at the trailer, which you can see above.
It takes on an interesting subject – what happens if a loving but asexual relationship between a man and woman is disrupted when he begins an affair with a man?
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Ed is a stand up comedian in his early thirties, he is handsome, charming, witty and lost.
‘Trying to make it on the London comedy circuit, he spends his nights performing in small rooms above pubs and his days making ends meet at a call centre. He lives with Elisa, a beautiful French singer, the two like brother and sister, inseparable, loving and asexual. Ed funny and playful, Elisa soulful and sensitive.
‘One day, on a night bus home, Ed meets Nathan, a young black artist, blunt, honest and free. They immediately connect and begin a passionate affair. Suddenly the intimate bond between Ed and Elisa is threatened and Ed is faced with a choice between his attraction to a man and his love for a woman. Set in the immediate and random background of today’s London. The Comedian is a fresh, dramatic and funny story about choices and how not to make them.’