Advertising Creatives and Comedians Unite for Stand-Up Comedy Military Documentary
I AM BATTLE COMIC, directed by Jordan Brady, kicks off its world premiere on April 5th
Ad industry creatives and comedians have joined forces for the world premiere of I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians on a mission to entertain American troops in the Middle East.
Directed by Superlounge Co-Founder and commercial veteran, Jordan Brady, the documentary feature launches with a screening on April 5th in Detroit, which will be moderated by Chuck Meehan, EVP & ECD of Doner. It will be the first of several special benefit screenings sponsored by commercial production company Superlounge, with 100% of the proceeds going to charities that support troops and their families.
I AM BATTLE COMIC follows a group of comedians on a mission to provide laughter for U.S troops stationed in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq. Gripping insights about the highs and lows facing the men and women in the military are balanced with heartfelt interviews with top professional comedians (George Lopez, George Wallace, Dave Attell, and Wayne Federman) and interwoven with current events around the world that give context to their situation.
The documentary’s unique approach to a timely topic has already earned it praise from Judd Apatow, who called it “an excellent heartfelt film that pays tribute to our troops…and the comedians who travel the world to make them laugh”. I AM BATTLE COMIC is the final installment of the ‘I AM COMIC’ trilogy, and brainchild of Brady, himself a former stand-up comedian and now a full-time filmmaker, who has directed over 1000 national TV spots to date. Brady travelled to the frontlines for his latest project, which he not only directed but also shot, edited, produced, and funded.
Jordan Brady comments: “Making I AM BATTLE COMIC was a life-changing experience. Physically being on the ground hammered home the reality of the situation and meeting troops from a variety of backgrounds - Brits, Canadians, Italians, Afghanis - made me realize what tremendous personal sacrifices these men and women make in order to do their jobs. The great thing about comedy is its universal power to unite, so if we, as comedians, could take their minds off what they were facing for one moment through laughter, then that’s just one small way that we could give back. We wanted to recognize the important work that National Military Family Association, Operation Gratitude and other charities are doing, supporting troops and their families throughout and, importantly, after their service. I hope that I AM BATTLE COMIC sparks conversation and donations.”
The premiere on Wednesday 5th April 8PM at the Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak, Detroit, MI, will be followed by a series of screenings in different cities. Each event will be moderated by an ad industry heavyweight and followed by a hysterical Q&A with Brady and several comedians involved in the film. I AM BATTLE COMIC will be available for digital download June 2nd.
Key dates are as follows:
Detroit: April 5th (Moderated by Chuck Meehan, EVP & ECD Doner)
Dallas: April 25th (Moderated by Kevin Sutton, GCD Moroch Partners)
Los Angeles: May 2nd (Moderated by David Angelo, Founder & Chairman David&Goliath)
To secure your place and see the full list of screenings, visit here.