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Don't Think Twice

Don't Think Twice

Comedian Mike Birbiglia writes, directs and costars in this ensemble comedy-drama about the members of a long-struggling NYC improv comedy troupe. When the most popular member of the group (Keegan-Michael Key) gets headhunted for a popular TV sketch comedy show (a thinly disguised "Saturday Night Live"), the other members (including Kate Micucci and Chris Gethard) offer up congratulations and thinly masked jealousy. Hit hardest of all is his girlfriend/fellow performer (played by Gillian Jacobs), who is torn between a longing for success and a genuine love for grassroots comedy. Birbiglia knows the territory well and beautifully balances comedy with the melancholy of middle-aged failure. FULL REVIEW: Tragedy is easy, comedy is hard in Mike Birbiglia’s self-reflexive look at the humor industry by Devin D. O’Leary (8/25/2016). 92 minutes R.