People sure do say “Joshy” a lot in the first trailer for Hulu’s upcoming feature film Joshy. Joshy, played by Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch, is a bummed out dude whose friends decide to go through with his bachelor party even though his wedding has been canceled, descending on Ojai for a weekend of emotionally stunted bonding. Everyone is pretty concerned about Joshy, and in their attempts to make sure he has a good time, things get a little out of control. The chaos is more grounded than, say, that of a more over-the-top comedy like The Hangover, but someone still offers a small child cocaine. Still, despite the boozy debauchery of the trailer, the subject matter is quite serious: The woman Joshy was supposed to marry killed herself before the events of the film. In other words, this isn’t a conventional breakup comedy.
Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), and Brett Gelman (Another Period) star as some of Joshy’s pals. Jenny Slate (Lady Dynamite) also plays “the girl from the bar,” according to the trailer, and Aubrey Plaza (Parks And Recreation) plays her friend. Jeff Baena wrote and directed Joshy, which had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year. Pally produced alongside Liz Destro and Michael Zakin, who both previously worked with Baena on his Plaza-starring zombie film Life After Beth.
Joshy opens in theaters on August 12. Following its theatrical run, Joshy will stream exclusively on Hulu.