OK, maybe you really did catch the bacon explosion before it blew up. You were there when Will Ferrell got into it with his little-girl landlord, and thanks to you, all your friends knew about the Buffalax music videos before anybody else. Maybe you're a real viral video curator, but you've met your match in Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett. You like staying up all night clicking through webcam lip-synchs to "I Want It That Way"? These guys once took a fast food job just to get their hands on a legendarily awful employee training tape. For five years, they've been touring the country, dusting off old sexual harassment education videos (you know, before they lost their edge), ill-conceived self-promotion efforts and other thrift-store VHS gold. Prueher and Pickett's comedy rÃ©sumÃ©s include The Late Show, The Colbert Report and Mystery Science Theater 3000, and in this live show they riff on videos with skits and running commentary. In a world with eight different remixes of The Cosby Show credits with "Tunak Tunak Tun," itâs worth revisiting a time when YouTube was but a glimmer in a sweaty, foul-mouthed Winnebago salesman's eye. Check out the Found Footage Festival 8 p.m. Friday at the Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Road. Tickets are $10 at the door or online at brownpapertickets.com.
Fri., May 8, 8 p.m., 2009