Writer: Bob Golub
Release Date: September 11, 2017
Release Format: Streaming, VOD Platforms
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Horror
Running Time: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes
A documentary filmmaker places an online ad seeking individuals who may have been involved in the death of another person. Promising anonymity, a man replies who claims to have committed multiple homicides. The filmmaker unwittingly becomes entangled in a murder spree of angry struggling stand up comedian/serial killer Bob Golub, The ‘Polish Mad Man’.
Die Laughing was released on September 11, 2017 across the following outlets
Google Play/You Tube
In the clip “Your dog shit in my yard”, Golub is talking to a neighbor who let her dog crap in his yard and did not clean it up. She brushes him off rudely.
In the clip “Now you know what I do”, Golub is hysterical while talking to a man about a big situation that is not clear. He says; “You’re going to help me bury this woman”, showing that he killed someone. This makes perfect sense when you consider the synopsis. Also, when you look at the first clip, it seems like there may be a link with the neighbor that brushed him off. As if it set the stage for what was to come.
In Die Laughing, Golub plays himself, a comedian great at killing a crowd with his jokes…and with his hands. After answering an online advert placed by a filmmaker searching for people who have committed an actual homicide, Golub responds. Insanity and murder ensue as we get an inside look at this funny guy’s demented, murderous, and dark comedic world.
Die Laughing is an improvised work from the minds of Golub and his filmmaking partner-in-crime, Mark Mannschreck. Inspired by the likes of the cult hit Man Bites Dog, this pseudo-documentary was shot over many months on the road, with Golub using a single camera in a raw, cinéma vérité style.
I have never seen stand-up comedy and Horror combined in such a way as this. The clips are funny when you see a comedian losing his cool and being funny at the same time. The cover art is fitting for the title and theme of the film. I love the skeletons representing the audience who have died laughing.