Bobcat Goldthwait says that when he couldn't make people feel awkward with his stand-up comedy, he tried to do that with the movies he wrote and directed -- films like Shakes the Clown
(where Goldthwait stars as a depressed and alcoholic clown who gets framed for murder) Sleeping Dogs Lie
(a woman struggles with a secret about how she got just a bit too intimate once with her dog) and World's Greatest Dad
(Robin Williams plays a poetry teacher who's son commits suicide from autoerotic asphyxiation). With his upcoming film, God Bless America
, Goldthwait is still trying to make folks feel somewhat awkward.