Found Footage Festival coming to Fargo
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 15:09
A collection of rare, weird and hilarious videos will be making its way to Fargo this month during the Found Footage Festival.
Festival hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett -- whose work includes “The Colbert Report” and “The Late Show with Dave Letterman” -- have been collecting unintentionally comical video oddities for over 20 years. From employee training videos to exercise tapes to a tape containing tips on how to care for your ferret found last year in Minnesota, their menagerie of movies ranges from the bizarre to the insane.
The duo has been showcasing their collection to North America since 2004. All the while, they provide their own unique commentary on the borderline psychotic actions of the show’s “stars.”
Pickett and Prueher’s experiment has sold out shows all across their tour schedule, including the HBO Comedy Film Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada. Now, they’re bringing that same experience to Fargo for one night only.
Some new examples of the insanity and inanity one can expect from their 2012 show, according to their press release, include “a video featuring a woman whose enthusiasm for craft sponging borders on psychotic”, “a new collection of exercise tapes, including one called ‘The Sexy Treadmill Workout’” and “never-before-seen clips from the Kenny ‘K-Strass’ Strasser yo-yo pranks that the FFF hosts pulled on local news stations last year.”
You can check out parts of the Found Footage Festival on Prueher and Pickett’s series online at The Onion A.V. Club and in the documentary “Winnebago Man.”
The Found Footage Festival will begin in Fargo at 10 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Aquarium. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance online.