Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs to Star in Mike Birbiglia’s Dramedy About “Bitterness and Backstabbing” in an Improv Troupe


Live comedy — in all its glorious forms — is now such a matter of cultural interest and excellence that making a film about beef between members of an improv troupe today doesn’t sound too different than making a film about the complex emotional inner workings of a rock band 30 years ago. And alas, such a film is being made: it’s called Don’t Think Twice, and it’ll star Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Inside Amy Schumer writer Tami Sagher and Chris Gethard.

The project comes from Birbiglia, who similarly wrote, directed and starred in Sleepwalk With Me. It’s about improvisers who are left to pick up the pieces when, all at once, they lose their home theater and a member of their troupe abandons them for a job with what sounds like the fictional equivalent of SNL. According to The Wrap, “It’s about the bitterness and backstabbing that occur between friends when they realize that maybe not everyone’s gonna make it after all.”

The film is currently in production.