Last year's Found Footage Festival sold out -- so we're bringing Joe and Nick back to Memphis for an all-new show!
VHS may be dead, but the format is gloriously resurrected in this action-packed fifth edition of the Found Footage Festival. Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) return to Memphis with their most densely-packed lineup of videos to date, complete with bad celebrity career moves, drunk guys mooning Hare Krishnas, and, at long last, cats riding motorcycles.
What: Found Footage Festival
When: 8 pm, Sat. April 2
Where: Young Avenue Deli
Admission: $10 at the door / $8 for Indie Memphis members
** Please note: The Found Footage Festival is an 18+ event **
The Found Footage Festival began in 1991, when Joe and Nick began collecting found videotapes after stumbling across a training video entitled, "Inside and Outside Custodial Duties" in a McDonald's break room. In the 18 years since then, they have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos found in garage sales and thrift stores, and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.
Two rules govern the Found Footage Festival:
1) Footage must be found on physical format. No YouTube.
2) It has to be unintentionally funny. Whatever it’s trying to do, it has to fail miserably at that.
Since its first tour in 2004, the Found Footage Festival has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows across the U.S., Canada, and the UK, including the HBO Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The festival has been featured on National Public Radio, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and G4 TV's Attack Of The Show, and has been named a critic's pick in dozens of publications, including The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle ("Riotous!"), AVClub.com ("Skull-crushingly funny."), The Stranger, and The Chicago Tribune.