FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL Heads To London Leicester Square Theatre, Aug 1-2
The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a brand-new show in London. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, are excited to show off their new lineup of found video clips and live comedy in this special two-night engagement on 1st and 2nd August at the Leicester Square Theatre (6 Leicester Pl). The shows are part of Brooklyn Brewery's MASH festival, a weeklong event in London featuring beer, music, comedy, and food.
Tickets to the Found Footage Festival are £12 and are available at the door or at www.foundfootagefest.com.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
Among the new clips featured in the 2014 program:
- A new exercise video montage featuring a Christmas-themed workout, a martial arts fitness regimen called "Tiger Moves," and a tape called "Butt Camp"
- Newly unearthed footage of the world's most obnoxious home shopping hosts, John & Johnny (c. 1987), and the long-awaited reunion orchestrated by the FFF curators
- Exclusive footage of the Chef Keith news prank the curators pulled on news stations in the Midwest over the holidays.
- An odd instructional video from 1997 called, "How to Have Cybersex on the Internet"
- A horse carriage training tape found in London last year with the curious title, "Between the Shafts"
The Found Footage Festival debuted its first show in New York in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows each year across the U.S. and Canada, including the HBO Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival. The festival has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Public Radio and has been named a critic's pick in dozens of publications, including The Guardian, Time Out London, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune. The FFF can also be seen twice a week in a popular web series on The Onion's A.V. Club, in the hit documentary "Winnebago Man," and in their book, "VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era."