Where are all of the comedians at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival? Maybe at Slamdance

Where are all of the comedians at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011? Not exactly at Sundance. Now that the full slate of films is out, there's not quite the bounty of recent years past.

In competition, there's a documentary — Being Elmo — about the man behind the popular Muppet.

Outside of competition, at midnight, I noticed stand-up comedian Jackie Monahan's name in the lead cast for Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same. Otherwise, a film about famous B-movie producer/director Roger Corman is all you get. In other premieres, Kevin Smith also has a new movie, Red State, but his recent track record doesn't exactly get you excited unless you're a devotee.

There may be some funny films to come out of Sundance in January, but if you're a fan of comedians in comedies, you may just want to wait a week to find out what's playing at Slamdance.

Sean L. McCarthy

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