Reproduced from: NOLA.com
The Found Footage Festival is finding its way back to New Orleans this week. The newest edition of the traveling comedy roadshow -- built around the unintentional humor of home videos, instructional videos and other salvaged thrift-store films -- will play a two-night stand on Thursday and Friday (March 14-15) at La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret Street.
Among the new offerings: "a 1996 ferret care video we found in Louisiana last year," according to Found Footage Festival's Nick Prueher, who founded the event with buddy Joe Pickett.
The Found Footage Festival is a mix of live comedy and regrettable film making, the brainchild of childhood friends Prueher and Pickett. The formula is simple: Preuher and Pickett scour garage sales, thrift stores and Dumpsters, looking for potential comedy gold, then offer their findings and a running comic commentary to eager audiences.
Think '80s-era exercise videos, amateurish how-to tapes and old community-access TV shows. Training videos are also big. In fact, the first video in their constantly growing collection was a training video Preuher stumbled across when he was a high school freshman working at his local McDonald's.
Pickett and Prueher in their element
Also new this time, according to festival officials:
Tickets to the Found Footage Festival are $12 and are available at the door at La Nuit and at the Found Footage Festival website. This latest edition of the show is part of Brooklyn's Brewery Mash festival, bringing Brooklyn art, music, food and cultural events to 12 cities across the country in 2013.