"Want to feel like you've discovered something new? That you're watching a comedian poised to hit critical mass? This is your movie." - The Chicago Tribune
"An Instant Classic" - IndieWire
"Robustly Amusing and Wistfully Melancholy" - Variety
"A compelling, sweet, funny valentine to a comic's comic and a true American Original." - A.V. Club
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.