VIDEO: Ben Stiller Cracks Under Pressure in ‘Brad’s Status’

Actor and Stern Show guest's new comedy hits theaters Sept. 15

July 25, 2017

Ben Stiller nears a nervous breakdown in the official trailer for “Brad’s Status,” an upcoming Amazon Studios comedy about an overeager father who takes a trip with his college-bound son and winds up reevaluating his own life choices.

The actor, comedian, and longtime Stern Show guest plays Brad Sloan, a 47-year-old non-profit employee who feels suddenly insecure about his place in life after meeting up with an old friend who has become extremely successful.

“Sometimes I worry people think of me as a failure,” his character says.

After realizing his son Troy (Austin Abrams) may not get into Harvard, he starts to panic about whether his son is doomed to repeat his own mistakes. Brad eventually begins to cry to the tune of Queen’s “Under Pressure.”

“Dad, are you having some kind of nervous breakdown or something?” Troy asks.

Stiller visited the Stern Show in 2016 and shared serious news with listeners about having been diagnosed with and treated for prostate cancer. Listen to him tell Howard how he beat cancer here.

“Brad’s Status,” also co-starring Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson, and Michael Sheen, hits theaters Sept. 15. Watch the trailer (above).

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