A Stand-Up Comedian Tries to Cope with a World Where People Are Becoming Transhuman

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In the near future of the short film Enhanced, people can undergo a procedure that blends their bodies with technology, becoming smarter, healthier, and less anxious. But one stand-up comic finds he’s uneasy with the promise of perfection.


Jeremy David White just took home the Best Director prize for Enhanced in Fantastic Fest’s shorts program. It’s a great, surprisingly low-key exploration of what makes us human—and who better than a comedian to point out the hidden delights of our foibles and anxieties?