Take My Nose Please is a seriously funny and wickedly subversive look at the role comedy has played in exposing the pressures on women to be attractive and society’s conflicted relationship with plastic surgery.
More than 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2014 – 90 percent of them on women. Despite its popularity, most people treat plastic surgery as a dark secret. Comedians seem to be the exception. From Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers to Roseanne Barr and Kathy Griffin, comedians have been uniquely unafraid to talk openly about their perceived flaws and their desire to change their appearance.
The film follows two comedians as they consider going under the knife, Emily Askin, an up-and-coming improv performer and Jackie Hoffman, a seasoned headliner on Broadway and TV.
Directed by Joan Kron
EP Adrianne Tolsch and Bill Scheft
Produced by Brian Cange, PGA
DP Damon Bundschuh
Edited by Nancy Novack
Design and animation by Jason Conradt and Molly Schwartz