CALL YOUR MOTHER

A DOCUMENTARY FILM EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMEDIANS AND THEIR MOTHERS BY ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED FILMMAKERS HEIDI EWING AND RACHEL GRADY WORLD PREMIERES AT THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AND DEBUTS ON MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 10 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL

  • Comedians Featured Include Louie Anderson, Awkwafina, Jimmy Carr, Bridget Everett, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan, Judy Gold, Jen Kirkman, Jo Koy, Bobby Lee, The Lucas Brothers, Norm Macdonald, Jim Norton, Tig Notaro, Yvonne Orji, Kristen Schaal, David Spade and Roy Wood Jr.
  • Watch the Trailer HERE

New York, March 4, 2020 – Comedy Central has teamed up with Loki Films for a  hilarious ode to moms and the way they have shaped the work of some of comedy’s biggest stars.  Call Your Mother will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET and will debut on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. 

“Comedy Central is very proud to present this documentary to the world. Heidi and Rachel have created a fascinating and layered look at how the relationships between comedians and their mothers shape their craft,” said Sarah Babineau, Head of Comedy Central Content and Creative Enterprises. “It’s a hilarious, insightful take on the indelible mark that our mothers leave on us all.”

Comedians’ mothers take center stage in this documentary directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Freakonomics: The Movie, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You). Call Your Mother features interviews with Louie Anderson, Awkwafina, Jimmy Carr, Bridget Everett, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan, Judy Gold, Jen Kirkman, Jo Koy, Bobby Lee, The Lucas Brothers, Norm Macdonald, Jim Norton, Tig Notaro, Yvonne Orji, Kristen Schaal, David Spade and Roy Wood Jr.

Call Your Mother is produced by Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing and Eleanor Galloway. Caroline Hirsch (Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Festival, Ask for Jane) serves as executive producer. 

“I am so thrilled to have partnered with Comedy Central and Loki Films on this project. It’s been an incredible experience seeing this concept grow from an idea into a dynamic and hilarious documentary with some of today’s most prolific comedic performers,” said Hirsch. “Incredibly excited to premiere Call Your Mother at Tribeca Film Festival and look forward to debuting this film to Tribeca audiences.” 

 

ABOUT LOKI FILMS 

Loki Films is a Brooklyn-based non-fiction film production company founded by Academy Award nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The directors have been lauded for shining a light on unknown worlds and taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.

 

ABOUT CAROLINE HIRSCH

Caroline Hirsch, owner of Carolines on Broadway, the iconic New York comedy venue, is a highly successful entrepreneur, producer, visionary and innovator in the entertainment industry. Outside of Carolines, she is the founder of the annual New York Comedy Festival, which just wrapped its 16th year, as well as Stand Up for Heroes as part of the NYCF, a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports wounded military veterans and their families and has raised $56 million.  In the television and film space she produced the award-winning Carolines Comedy Hour for A&E (Cable ACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Series), Too Hot Tamales for the Food Network, as well as executive produced various projects including Ask for Jane, now streaming on Amazon Prime; Call Your Mother, a documentary for Comedy Central that explores the relationships between comedians and their mothers; as well as a number of other projects in development. 

 

ABOUT COMEDY CENTRAL

Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of ViacomCBS, Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Comedy Central’s press site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter at @ComedyCentralPR

 

CONTACT:

Renata Luczak  
212.767.8661    
renata.luczak@cc.com                 

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