Loving on the Run! Audio Film Review ‘The People’s Joker’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for the “The People’s Joker,” a blisteringly on-target satire regarding the world of Gotham City by the visionary director/co-writer/star Vera Drew. Opening in Chicago’s Music Box Theatre on April 26th or see local listings.

Vera Drew (she/her) wrote, directed and stars as a transgender male-to-female eventually named Joker the Harlequin. She moves from Smallville to Gotham City to find her identity and get away from her oppressive mother (Lynn Downey), and wants to establish a comedy career. With another oddball nicknamed The Penguin (Nathan Faustyn), they open a comedy club, with a goal to get a shot on Gotham’s most popular comedy show UCB Live, produced by Lorne Michaels (voice of Maria Bramford). With the rogues gallery of lowlife villains in Gotham, plus the overhang of The Batman, they is no telling where Joker the Harlequin will fit in.

The People’s Joker
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Audio Film Review of “The People’s Joker” by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com …

“The People’s Joker” is in select theaters and (click) Chicago’s Music Box Theatre beginning April 26th. Featuring Vera Drew, Lynn Downey, Nathan Faustyn, Maria Bramford, Bob Odenkirk and Tim Heidecker. Written by Vera Drew and Bri LeRose. Directed by Vera Drew. Not Rated.

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