A Credible Comedian Rips Into Rip-Offs
Writer Kevin Maher digs up rare cinematic diamonds in a sea of cubic zirconia.
bootlegs have adulterated everything from school supplies to
Manhattan's martyrs. On the cinema tip, Transformers
reformed as Transmorphers,
has phonied home as Mac
remember those Star
Might even Jean-Claude Van Damme's Knock
Off be a super meta knock-off of movies themselves? These rip-offs of the
silver (er, aluminum) screen most irk comedian
Kevin Maher. On September 15th, he and some genuine guests take to
92YTribeca (a very legitimate model of the Upper East Side
institution) to showcase some of the most flipped out film
Amongst the evidence will be a montage of bizarro international superhero flicks presented by comic book blogger Nick Nadel. Plus, Halloween horrors that cut up John Carpenter's classic and Jaws dupes that really bite the big one. In case there's any fanboy fussing, Professor Geoff Klock will clarify what separates rip-off and homage.
If that line up isn't a treat unto itself, baker Sara Reiss will serve up some themed sweets and prizes will be awarded to trivia pirates. Get your tickets online (the ones that shifty dude has hanging from the inside of his trench coat won't get you through the door).