Coming to VOD tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18:
CARE TO LAUGH
DOC NYC, Austin, Salem, RiverRun, Bentonville
A stand-up comic balances the demands of his career with caregiving for his parents.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
From his humble beginnings parking cars at the Comedy Store, Jesus Trejo is relentless in his pursuit of stand-up stardom. For Jesus, who drives hours for a three-minute open mic stint, comedy is both a dream and an escape from the heavy demands of caring for his aging parents. Undeterred, Trejo funnels his experiences as a caregiver into disarmingly funny material for his stand-up routine. With tenderness and lots of humor, this heartwarming film sheds light on the increasingly common reality many adults face as their parents grow older.