Last week, Exquisite Corpse Project director Ben Popik sat down for Last Call with Carson Daly to talk about the process of making the movie and why it's so unique. So check that out above, and then buy the full movie for a mere $5, supporting awesome, innovative, independent comedy and keeping yourself wildly entertained at the same time. Win-win!
Don't live in New York or just don't feel like interacting with other people? No judgements, friend. For that same $5 you can watch the movie right here, right now, in beautiful DRM-free HD quality. So go ahead and do that! You'll love it, promise.
This month's Dog and Pony Show, brought to you by Splitsider and Tumblr, is coming up this Friday, and it's gonna be a good one. The lineup: Abbi Crutchfield, Morgan Evans, Katey Healy-Wurzburg, and Joe Stanton, along with your host Halle Kiefer. All this is going down on Friday night at 7:30pm at UCB East in NYC for the low price of $5.
Here's an exclusive look behind the scenes of The Exquisite Corpse Project, the new movie from sketch group Olde English and the first release by Splitsider Presents. An entirely self-funded film, they had to create a polished finished project on a shoestring budget, which led to some necessary creative choice made during production. Check out the above video to see how it went, and then watch the full movie for only $5!
I'm incredibly proud to introduce Splitsider Presents, our new digital distribution label. We're going to be selling hilarious, one-of-a-kind movies, documentaries and standup specials for $5 each, right here on Splitsider. All purchases will entitle you to DRM-free HD downloads and in-browser streams, and we've built the store from the ground up in order to give the lion's share of the proceeds right to the artists and comedians responsible.
The Exquisite Corpse Project is our first release, and I couldn't be more excited about it. It's the perfect movie for us: a comedy about the process of creating comedy. Director Ben Popik gathered together his former comrades from the legendary sketch group Olde English and tasked them with writing a movie. The catch: each of the five writers wrote 15 pages and only saw the previous five pages of the script. He then shot the movie they wrote, as well as documentary footage of the writing process and all the drama that it entailed, and put them all together into one of the most unique comedies I've ever seen. And now you can see it exclusively on Splitsider Presents for only five measly bucks.
Simon & Schuster has just uploaded a nice 30-page sneak preview of Jen Kirkman's upcoming book about living child-free, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. The book officially comes out on April 16th, so check out the embedded preview below and then preorder it for the other 194 pages. READ MORE
Conan's down in Atlanta all week, so naturally he brought his buddy Triumph along with him. Watch as the Real Housewives of Atlanta barely tolerate him insulting them to their faces! Never change, Triumph.
Hey New York! Come on out to UCB East next Thursday night at 7:30 for a bang-up night of comedy from Splitider and Tumblr. Streeter Seidell, Emily Heller, Nate Fernald, and Sasheer Zamata will all be performing, brought together by your lovely host Halle Kiefer. All this for only $5! Also, they sell beer, so it's a great excuse to start drinking early. You are welcome.
Jesse Thorn, Grand Exalted Leader of Maximum Fun, has a new event that we've teamed up with him for: the Atlantic Ocean Comedy and Music Festival. Yes, it's a comedy cruise, and they've got a killer lineup.
Hitting the high seas from September 13th through the 16th of this month, the cruise will feature performances by Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, Eugene Mirman, Al Madrigal, John Hodgman, Kristen Schaal & Kurt Braunohler, Hari Kondabolu, Nick Thune, Jasper Redd, and Josie Long. And there's music, too! John Darnielle (the Mountain Goats), John Roderick (the Long Winters), Dan Deacon, and Nellie McKay will all be performing as well. And we'll be on board to cover the whole thing.
Tickets start at $690 and are available starting today at BoatParty.biz, one of the greatest URLs to ever be used for legitimate purposes.
Social media! I've heard that it is the only way Teens get any info these days. And since SnapChat automatically deletes any video right when you watch it, the only logical alternative to releasing something socially is to use Vine, Twitter's new "Instagram for video." Sure, all videos are limited to six-second clips that loop forever, but I'm sure that'll work for a 90-minute movie, right?
Well, we'll find out, as It's a Disaster, the new indie comedy directed by Todd Berger and starring David Cross, Julia Stiles and America Ferrera, is being released just like that today. And by "released," I mean that someone is taping a TV showing the movie with their phone in tiny clips, and it is 100% unwatchable. Sure, it'll hit VOD on March 5th and theaters on April 12th for "normal" viewing, but there's nothing social about either of those, is there?
"Several times a day, Nick shits his pants, scream-belches, “YOU FRACKING WHORE!” at me, snorts a veritable mountain of crushed ephedrine, urinates on our bed, makes me re-shave the swastika into his pubes, and then cries like a baby and calls me 'Mommy' while he tries to suckle at my unresponsive buttocks. When we have company over? Forget it."
Splitsider Presents is a digital comedy store selling great comedy directly to you. There are no hoops to jump through, and you don't need to hand over your identity. Buying is simple and straightforward; you don't need a credit card or an existing account. You can complete payment and be watching a show in seconds, choosing to pay via either Amazon or Paypal.
Splitsider keeps only 20% of the cost of the purchase after transaction, bandwidth and legal costs, with about 70% going directly to the artist.
You can stream your purchases on whatever device you like, or download them to your computer to keep forever in DRM-free file formats.
For $5 you get 5 HD or SD DRM-free downloads and 3 streams, allowing you to watch on your computer or any other device. You can choose to pay via either Amazon or PayPal, and you'll be able to log into the site whenever you want to re-download or stream your purchases.
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