Standup comedy is hard work for those in that profession. It’s no laughing business as one shoots jokes after jokes with a hit or miss audience. With the horror comedy Too Late from D.W. Thomas, a creature of late night comedy consumes comedians, quite literally, to gain their power of laughter and to fulfill a hunger.
The film stars Alyssa Limperis (Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun), Ron Lynch (Bob’s Burgers, Adventure Time), Will Weldon (Comedy Central’s This Isn’t Happening), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia), Jenny Zigrino (Bad Santa 2, 50 Shades of Black), Jack De Sena (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Brooks Wheelan (Saturday Night Live). D.W. Thomas directed the movie from a script written by Tom Becker.
Here’s the official synopsis for Too Late:
This cozy horror comedy set in the Los Angeles indie comedy scene features Violet Fields who works a thankless job as the assistant to Bob Devore, famed comedian and host of the live variety show, Too Late. But what only Violet knows is that Bob is a monster both literally and figuratively. Resigned to her fate, Violet is caught by surprise when she meets aspiring comedian Jimmy Rhodes and sparks fly. But as her feelings for Jimmy grow and Bob starts to doubt her loyalty, she and Jimmy could end up as Bob’s next meal.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with director D.W. Thomas on her directorial feature film debut with Too Late. We discussed using real standup comedians and their jokes, the cast, and the creature feature makeup effects in the film.
D.W. Thomas is a film director and editor. She has produced and edited behind-the-scenes segments for studios, including NBC, Disney, Marvel, and Pixar. Too Late is her feature film directorial debut. She directed numerous short films, including Hey, FiBi!, Back from the Future, In Grain, and He Left Me for a Freshman.
Too Late is playing in select theaters and available on digital platforms today.
Watch the exclusive interview with D.W. Thomas below. Let us know what you think.