I just saw a screening of the comedy group Olde English’s film The Exquisite Corpse Project. I loved it, and I really recommend watching it for $5 on Splitsider. (And not just because I like the people involved, especially my friend and fellow CH tomfooler Adam Conover).
It takes a clever hook (the members of a comedy group each write 15 pages of a feature film, only privy to the previous writer’s last 5 pages, and the movie intercuts between the resulting hodgepodge film and interviews with the writers), and spins it into a hilarious, touching look at the trials and tribulations of friendship, creativity and collaboration. It’s funny on a ton of levels, from immediate to super-meta.
But more than that, it perfectly and genuinely explores the process of working creatively with friends when you’re young and your intense passion is rivaled only by your relative inexperience. It made me nostalgic for the years I spent in my college improv group, bonding with best friends and engaging in hyper-opinionated disagreements without a clear leader or direction, but with boundless enthusiasm.
It’s a real feat of creative editing, charming and engaging. You’ll love it, especially if you’ve ever made stuff with friends. Congrats to everyone involved, and everyone else, do yourself a favor and check it out.
season finale!! “DIAMONDS ARE MY ONLY FRIENDS”
Left Handed Radio - Episode 26: ‘1996’
On this lost episode from 1996: Seinfeld Nights, NBC’s Must She TV challenges gender norms, Delta Burke for Tamagotchi Rescue, dad tries to play Nintendo64, Jerry Springer: Too Nice for TV, a new intern sure seems like she’s a Power Ranger, He’s Al That, Lil Troffee knows how to play the world, and Def Foxworthy Jam.
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Our story this week: In honor of 4/20 we bring you international intrigue, body cavity bingo, vagina lips like hot dog buns, and so much more, as Amey Goerlich smuggles us past customs and secrets us away in the most intimate storytelling crevices of her heart. Watch out for that yogurt.
Introducing Splitsider Presents and The Exquisite Corpse Project: we’re now selling full-length movies directly for only $5! Our first release is the amazing, hilarious and totally unique Exquisite Corpse Project. Check out the trailer and then go buy the damned thing! It’s so cheap, come on.
EPISODE 104: AL MADRIGAL
This week, Sara and Nikki reannounce the renewal of their really great TV show Nikki & Sara LIVE (thanks for watching!) before quickly introducing their guest, comedian Al Madrigal (The Daily Show, @almadrigal). Al’s new standup special Why is the Rabbit Crying? premieres on Comedy Central this Friday April 26, making this episode the perfect opportunity to reflect upon the grueling road sets and iffy TV spots that have gotten him this far. It’s “gratitude and caution”, Sara points out, that keep a comic sane as he strives through those early days, dreaming of a time when he’ll have earned the respect and admiration of both his peers and his cussing kid cousins.
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