Produced and Directed by Victor Varnado
Exec. Produced by Liam McEneaney, Michael Palitz, Victor Varnado
Official Selection of the 2011 SXSW film festival.
Liam McEneaney, creator of Tell Your Friends! hosts the film version of his weekly comedy show, as well as interviews the film’s headliners; giving us a personal look of their transitions from bar basements to mainstream entertainment.
Alt comedians Christian Finnegan (VH1’s Best Week Ever, TBS’s Are We There Yet?), Leo Allen (Comedians Of Comedy, SNL), Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, Comedy Central Presents), Rob Paravonian (Comedy Central, YouTube’s Pachelbel Rant), and Reggie Watts (Conan’s Live Tour, SXSW,) emerge from the dark and dirty rock clubs of Lower Manhattan to perform in this insider event.
The film also includes music from A Brief View of the Hudson, TFY’s resident house band.
The film offers a backstage pass to the show, including ‘behind the scenes’ footage and interviews navigating the unfamiliar routes these artists took to become breakout successes.
Alternative is the mainstream.