The Bitter Buddha

Release date:February 15, 2013


Director:Steven Feinartz

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Eddie Pepitone, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Sean Conroy, Dana Gould, Jen Kirkman, Paul Provenza

Genre:Comedy, Documentary

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Plot Summary:

The documentary takes an unconventional journey with a true “comic's comic." For a few decades, Eddie Pepitone has proven to be a startling force in the alt-comedy scene. Within “The Bitter Buddha” we follow Eddie as he deals with a middle-age career surge, while struggling with self-doubt, sobriety, and a challenging family history. Original animation, stand-up comedy and engaging interviews with Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Marc Maron and others help us gain insight into the life of a beloved career comedian known as "the guitarist that all the other guitarists go to see." As one of the best-kept secrets in the scene, Eddie Pepitone is documented in this unhinged portrait of creativity, enlightenment and rage.