Bert Kreischer: I Am The Machine
USA, 93 Minute Running Time
Thursday, September 11th, 6:45pm. Q&A with filmmakers after the screening.
Bert Kreischer: I am the Machine is a documentary following the exploits of comedian and television personality Bert Kreischer on tour. For 8 months the filmmakers went along as Bert traveled the Country and the world performing in comedy clubs in Amsterdam, London, Phoenix, Columbus, Chicago, New York, Tampa & Portland. Along the way they were given access to his stage shows as well as what took place backstage and behind the scenes.
The film offers a glimpse of spending 45 weeks a year on the road away from your family and home. Bert lives in Los Angeles, CA and is a husband and father of 2 young daughters. The grueling travel schedule that he undertakes for both his stand up career and his hit show Trip Flip on the Travel Channel creates moments of introspection and loneliness as he wonders what the repercussions on his relationship with his daughters will be with all of his absent time as he strives to provide for his family. While his career is blossoming and he’s experiencing the success of his hard work, he’s also faced with the challenge of what to do when a former friend and colleague steals his material and performs it as his own.
Bert Kreischer: I am the Machine is a real portrait of the life of a comic on the road, a no holds barred, unflinching look at the joys and pains of being the life of the party and needing to always be “on.”
DIRECTOR: Jeff Hinman, Jeff Johnson