John Butler

John Butler is the writer-director of Handsome Devil, starring Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine and Andrew Scott, which is being released theatrically by Breaking Glass Pictures on June 2. He previously directed and co-wrote the 2014 film The Stag (aka The Bachelor Weekend), starring Andrew Scott, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival won Butler the DGA Director’s Finders Series, and Charity (2012), starring Brendan & Domhnall Gleeson. Butler directed and co-wrote the IFTA award-winning sketch show Your Bad Self (2011) for RTE. In the same year, his debut novel The Tenderloin was published by Picador, and was short-listed at the Irish Book Awards. Butler’s writing has appeared in The Irish Times, The Dublin Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, and on NPR.


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Why People Need to Start Taking Comedy Seriously

By John Butler | May 30, 2017

Why People Need to Start Taking Comedy Seriously

Handsome Devil writer-director John Butler on the genre's secondary status, and the importance of LGBT stories being fun and funny now too.