“Folk Hero and Funny Guy” is now ramping up production and filming in Atlanta, Georgia.
Indie filmmaker Alex Karpovsky, who plays Ray Ploshansky on HBO’s “Girls,” will star in the comedy “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” which marks the directorial debut of actor-producer Jeff Grace (“It’s a Disaster”), according to reports.
The movie is a road trip buddy comedy about a struggling stand-up comic who goes on tour to open for his successful singer-songwriter pal.
“Folk Hero & Funny Guy” follows Paul and Jason, childhood friends who have drifted apart as they’ve reached their 30s. Jason is a good-looking and free spirited singer-songwriter whose career is taking off, while Paul (Karpovsky) is a struggling stand-up comedian whose once promising trajectory is now in decline. They reunite when Jason passes through town on his most recent tour. A night of drinking leads Jason to offer Paul the opportunity to serve as the opening act for his upcoming solo tour. What Paul doesn’t know is that Jason has booked the tour himself in order to win back an old flame. Paul’s woes are the ideal opportunity for Jason to get his number one wingman back on board.