TIFF: 'Bros' Director Nick Stoller
The filmmaker talks the state of comedy, his greenlight meeting and Judd Apatow's advice
On day two of the Toronto International Film Festival, one big crowd pleaser emerged from the pack. The world premiere of the Billy Eichner historic gay rom-com Bros was greeted by rapturous applause and enthusiastic reviews. On the scene at TIFF, hosts Tatiana Siegel and Richard Rushfield spoke with Nick Stoller, the director of Bros, whose previous films include Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors and The Muppets. Stoller gets candid about the experience of his first major festival premiere, the challenged state of comedy amid studio pullbacks and what he thinks of so-called “cancel culture”.