The Found Footage Festival is Making its way to Albany, October 23rd
The traveling comedic film festival is coming to The Linda in Albany, marking the first time the festival will have come to New York’s Capital.
The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, is emerging from its VHS cluttered office in Brooklyn and heading to Albany. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show, will bring their latest live show to The Linda (339 Central Ave) on Saturday, Oct. 23rd at 8 p.m. Tickets to the Found Footage Festival are $15 and are available at foundfootagefest.com/tour.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the videos that time forgot, dredged up in dusty thrift stores and estate sales throughout North America. Childhood friends Pickett and Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities.
Highlights of the new show include:
• Recently unearthed footage from the 1987 Miss Jr America Wisconsin pageant
• An exercise video called “Skiercise!”
• A local news story about Pudgie Wudgie the Wonder Cat
• Rarely seen footage from Pickett and Prueher’s appearance as strongman duo Chop & Steele on local news stations, and the cringe-worthy depositions following a federal lawsuit over their pranks
The Found Footage Festival debuted in New York City in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows each year across the U.S., Canada, and the UK, including the Just For Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, and Bonnaroo. It has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and National Public Radio and has been named a critics’ pick in The Guardian and The New York Times. The FFF can also be seen in the hit documentary “Winnebago Man,” in their book, “VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era,” and in their weekly YouTube series, VCR Party Live!