Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Campus Activities Board will present the Found Footage Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27, in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University.
The one-of-a-kind comedy show features odd and hilarious clips from videotapes found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, whose credits include The Onion and the “Late Show with David Letterman,” provide their unique observations and commentary on these found video obscurities.
Pickett and Prueher began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties,” according to their website. Over the years, they have “compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos.”
From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a live celebration of all things found.
The festival was founded in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows across the U.S. and Canada. It has been featured on National Public Radio, ABC World News, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and G4 TV’s “Attack of the Show.”
Admission is free and open to the public.