You have to be joking? Found Footage Festival



The video that you loved but no one else did?

Nick Prueher: A few years ago we found a VHS tape with a kid’s high school project for a TV class on it. He hosted his own program called “The Tom Lewandowski Show” and it was a stilted interview show about the band the Insane Clown Posse. It really made Joe and I laugh but it never really got laughs in the show. We played it anyway, because sometimes we like to subject audiences to the tedium we have to endure.

The video that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

NP: There’s a video we found in Sacramento, California called “How To Seduce Women Through Hypnosis” that somehow manages to be creepier than its title suggests. It’s weird and unsettling but I just don’t think it plays that well nowadays. If the video was about women learning how to seduce men through hypnosis, that would be a surefire hit, but then again, such a video would never exist because women aren’t degenerate creeps by nature.

The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

NP: I was hanging out at a house out in the country and my friend Tom got attacked by a turkey. Repeatedly. He’s a big guy and I had never seen him move this fast or scream this high-pitched. I couldn’t stand I was laughing so hard.

The comedian(s) that made you want to be a comedian?

NP: Joe and I grew up idolizing Steve Martin and David Letterman, who I was lucky enough to work for years later. We spent most of our childhoods watching late night television and making jokes to crack each other up, and I remember seeing the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” in the 80s and a light bulb turning on in my head. You can do this professionally? Our career trajectory was set after that.

Found Footage Festival: After Dark

Underbelly Cowgate
17 – 26 August 2018



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