Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Humor Me


Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 93 minutes

Humor Me
Humor Me
Humor Me
Humor Me

An amazing cast of actors adorns this charming comedy about prize-winning playwright Nate (Flight of the Conchords Jemaine Clement) who has lost his mojo, his agent, and then his wife and home. Forced to move in with his father Bob (Elliott Gould), Nate has some real soul searching to do. But first he has to fold some towels for the residents of his father’s retirement community. Ever the comedian, Bob keeps his friends in stitches with his jokes centering on the travails of hapless “Zimmerman,” but Nate fails to see artistic merit in such humor. Director Sam Hoffman, who started the web series, “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” keeps the laughs coming in HUMOR ME, even when the film begins to center on Nate and Bob’s relationship. As Nate takes on the role of director for the community’s theater troupe, there’s a bit of a spark between him and the daughter of one of the players (played by musician Ingrid Michaelson), and he finally gets to feel worthy again. Entertaining and funny from start to finish, HUMOR ME is like an old joke you keep in your back pocket for when the kids go to bed. —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Jewish and Israeli Visions

American Independents Competition

Sam Hoffman

Sam Hoffman is a producer, director, and writer who has created content in film, television, and on digital media. In 2009 he launched the website

HUMOUR ME (2017)

Sam Hoffman, Jamie Gordon, Courtney Potts

Sam Hoffman

Seamus Tierney

Paul Frank

Principal Cast
Jermaine Clement, Elliott Gould, Ingrid Michaelson, Maria Dizzia, Priscilla Lopez, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Potts

Print Source

Community Partner

Great Lakes Theater

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