Overwhelmingly, the two major types of comedy documentaries are specific looks at particular comedians, or broader looks at stand-up. Not much time is given to other areas of the comedy world, so it’s refreshing to see a documentary about the less-discussed world of improvisation.
In fairness, Trust Us, This Is All Made Up is only partly a documentary. Most of the film is comprised of a performance of “T.J. and Dave,” a long-form show performed by Chicago improvisers T.J. Jagodowski and David Pasquesi, who visit New York once a month to play to a packed house at the Barrow St. Theatre.