The Found Footage Festival Comes to Philly for One Night
The Found Footage Festival is like a live version of Mystery Science Theater 3000, if you swap out the 1950s monster flicks for clips from the Late Show with David Letterman.
Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett debuted the film fest/comedy show hybrid in New York in 2004 and have since turned it into a widely touring stage show. It’s centered around obscure VHS videos they’ve unearthed at thrift stores, garage sales and warehouses, with live commentary on the often cringe-worthy clips.
They’ve taken it on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and had a web series on The Onion’s A.V. Club. Pickett writes for The Onion, so we know he’s funny, and Prueher’s worked on The Colbert Report and the Late Show with David Letterman. The Found Footage Festival inherited Dave’s Video Collection from the Late Show and Late Night with David Letterman when the talk show host retired last year, leading to lots of new material.
The fest’s latest incarnation also features The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults, from the ’80s, of course, and on-air bloopers from over 10 years of the North Dakota local news. You can catch the show at the new Good Good Comedy Theatre, which opened earlier this month at 11th and Race, on Thursday, October 27th. It’s here for just the one night. Tickets are only $10 and the theater has a BYOB policy.
Philly comedian Chip Chantry, who’s opened for the likes of Louis C.K. and Dave Chappelle, will open this show, too.
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