A comic tale of seven years of tax avoidance. Following the possibly real-life exploits of Josh Kornbluth, this comedy blends solo performance and scripted scenes to bring the subjective reality of the storyteller hilariously to life.
Love & Taxes
Comedy | Drama | Romance | 2017
Josh Kornbluth, Sarah Overman, Robert Reich, Harry Shearer, Helen Schumaker, David Keith
LOVE & TAXES is a riveting comic tale of seven years of tax avoidance. Following the possibly real-life exploits of Josh Kornbluth, an autobiographical monologist, Love & Taxes is a comedy that blends solo performance and scripted scenes to bring the subjective reality of the storyteller hilariously to life.
Despite working for a high-powered tax attorney, Josh – who, for his whole life, has been clinging to his red-diaper-baby, fringe identity – hasn’t filed his taxes in seven years. But when his boss persuades him to join the system, almost mystically things start going well for Josh. His performing career takes off, his solo shows are “optioned” by major Hollywood studios, he and his brother Jake decide to make movies together – and he meets the woman of his dreams, Sara.
But while Sara wants Josh to join society and take care of his debts, Josh isn’t paying attention to his finances, and has fallen for the manipulations of an unscrupulous tax lawyer, who now might own the rights to his and his brother’s film. Josh soon finds himself broke: his tax-avoidance problems have ballooned into a tax nightmare that threatens all of the great new things in his life.
LOVE & TAXES is a middle-aged coming-of-age story that is also, quite possibly, the first ever pro-tax romantic comedy. Above all, Love & Taxes is the perfect comedy for our troubled political times.
Brian Newman, Raub Shapiro, David Fuchs, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff