The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, is coming to the Liverpool’s VideOdyssey with a brand-new show, on 12 March.
Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits includeThe Onion and The Colbert Report, will celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Found Footage Festival in a nine date tour across England.
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.
And they couldn’t have picked a better venue for the Liverpool tour date, at the home of what is dubbed the UK’s last VHS rental shop, VideOdyssey.
VideOdyssey is a unique multi-faceted venue featuring a bar packed with retro arcade machines, plus a huge cinema room hosting regular film screenings as well as the VHS shop.
Highlights of The Found Footage Festival Volume 9 include:
- Recently unearthed footage from the 1987 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant
- An exercise video called “Skiercise!”
- A local news story about Pudgie Wudgie the Wonder Cat
- A 1982 beauty pageant for men from the southwest of England
- Cringe-worthy courtroom footage of Pickett and Prueher in their legal depositions following a federal lawsuit over their news pranks as strongman duo, Chop & Steele
Advance ticketsfor the 2020 UK tour are available at foundfootagefest.com