LMAO is a documentary short on the amazingly inexplicable act of laughing.  The hilarious 9-minute film follows a group of standup and improv comedians that teach ‘comedy as therapy’ to young teens at the New York after-school program, Harlem RBI. As we get to know the students and their comedy mentors, it is quickly apparent that not only does comedy belong in everyday life, it is a necessity for survival. Through this workshop, the young comedians learn to laugh at themselves, laugh at each other and ultimately how to laugh at life.

Funded by crowdsourcing site Tongal’s ‘Spitfire Pictures Documentary’ contest, LMAO features interviews and standup routines by established comedians Adam Newman (Letterman, Comedy Central), Kyle Grooms (Last Comic Standing, P. Diddy’sBad Boys of Comedy), Megan Neuringer (Best Week Ever, Flight of the Concords, Fox’s Fringe), and more.

Director: PHiLLYK
DP: Andrei Zakow
Additional Camera: Julien Lasseur, PHiLLYK
Production Company: Tomato Lab

LMAO feature film currently in development