So yeah, as you already know, Netflix hired me and Decon Media to document the Movie Watching World Championships for the Guinness Book of World Records. We got drunk and high and made a hilarious movie about losing your mind. Then we told Netflix
So yeah, as you already know, Netflix hired me and Decon Media to document the Movie Watching World Championships for the Guinness Book of World Records. We got drunk and high and made a hilarious movie about losing your mind. Then we told Netflix the movie is too good for notes so, “If you don’t like it, too bad.” Unfortunately, “too bad” is precisely what they said about the movie and now we’re stuck with it.
I’ll be explaining this arrogant debacle at UCB on Wednesday night and you should cum. We’re going to show some of the more salacious outtakes from the movie and you will be stunned that anyone, anywhere, thought this would fly with a “Family Brand” like Netflix. Oops!
THE REJECTION SHOW
Wednesday, January 20
8 PM, $5
Arden Myrin (MADtv)
Myq Kaplan (The Tonight Show)
plus live music from:
at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
307 W. 26th Street
Here’s more info from the show’s people:
The Rejection Show is a comedic based event that embraces the rejected and “turned down” material of writers, comedians, cartoonists, artists, and other artistic types whom display their creative and personal “failures” live on stage. It is a hilarious compilation of rejected material (personal and professional) and the stories that go with them.
Hooray for failure!
REJECTION SHOW PRESS QUOTES:
“On the surface, The Rejection Show is a mere demonstration of unsuccessful work by usually successful comedians, writers, filmmakers, and cartoonists. Deep down, though, it provides an interesting look into the thought processes of magazine editors, network executives, and others who wield power.”
“For most people, rejection means a bottle of Jack and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. But for one comedic genius, rejection has meant a cult hit show, national recognition, and now –a book deal? “Rejected” author Jon Friedman first gave life to The Rejection Show after he found himself passed over for a job at Comedy Central and, worse, dumped. Since then the invariably hilarious lineup of rejected New Yorker comics, Late Show sketches, and dismissive childhood sweethearts has featured a variety of New York personalities. Check out the failures and the mayhem if you are sucker for bloopers and outtakes, or just revel in others’ disappointments.”
-NEW YORK MAGAZINE
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