The Tribeca Film Fest announcements keep coming. We know a comedy film will close the show this year, and that there are a number of movie anniversary reunions that will keep comedy film fans happy. Today the prestigious festival announced that as part of a storytelling series, the festival will feature Comedian Sarah Silverman in conversation with Mike Birbiglia; Actor and writer Rashida Jones; Actors Michael J. Fox in conversation with Denis Leary.
And on Monday came the television premieres and reunions for 2019. Tribeca is bringing Keenan Ivory Wayans and Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Rosie Perez, and David Alan Grier together to talk about the groundbreaking sketch series In Living Color, 25 years after its finale. There will also be a 30th anniversary event honoring The Simpsons with a screening and a conversation with creator James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Matt Selman, and Harry Shearer moderated by Yeardley Smith.
Looking forward, Tribeca will be the first place anyone can see AMC’s State of the Union, an original comedy about the challenges of a contemporary relationship. Each ten-minute episode, directed by Stephen Frears, written by Nick Hornby and starring Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike, is set in a pub before a couple’s weekly marital therapy session.
And the festival will host some new series including Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, which comes from Eric Kipke, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (you can check out our review of The Boys here). Pass holders will also have the opportunity to get a preview of Netflix animated comedy Tuca & Bertie starring the voices of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, and On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us, HBO’s docu-series from the Duplass Brothers that follows a comedy group, all of whom are on the autism spectrum, on a cross-country tour.
Previously announced comedy offerings include anniversary screenings and conversations with the casts and creators of This is Spinal Tap, Reality Bites, and Say Anything. Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, will world premiere as the closing night selection. You can see all the comedy film and short selections for Tribeca 2019 here, where ticketing and general info can also be found.