If you missed the event this year, worry not! We’ve finally put together our comedians’ sets from this year’s festival! Here are a few of our favorites. More after the page break.
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We had an amazing time this year and we want to thank EVERYONE who came out to support the show from our audiences to our sponsors, comics, volunteers and filmmakers. We’re about to go to sleep for the next three days, and we recommend you all do the same. But before we do, here are our official winners from last night! It’s worth noting that everyone did an amazing job and all of the comics and films were extremely well received. Congrats to everyone involved!
BEST COMEDIAN – George P. Gordon III
BEST FILM – The Dark Companion by Darrell Hazelrig
BEST LOCAL COMEDIAN – Adam Cayton-Holland
BEST LOCAL FILM - Guns, Drugs and Synergy by Matt O’Connor
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Check out the Colorado Comedy Block sponsored by Denver Open Media on Friday August 3rd at 7pm @ The Oriental Theater! The show will be broadcast live on Denver Open Media Channel 57. Click here to buy tickets!
Bowling parties are not new to Laugh Track, or our partner fest Festivus Film Festival. We have them every year. However, this is the first year we’ll be doing it after dark. After our last comedy block at The Bug we’re moving the party a few blocks down to Elitch Lanes for late night bowling. Filmmakers and comedians bowl and drink for free. This event is an awesome way to meet the filmmakers and comedians and other attendees, and kick this festival off right!
This event is Thursday August 2nd at 10:30pm @ Elitch Lanes.
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Today’s sponsor spotlight is on The Comic Bible. If you’re looking for a transcendent experience – or just a great inside source to all things comedy, check this out! There’s tons of interviews with A-list and upcoming comics, the latest news, and a special obituary section for deceased comics. Actually that last one might have just been something we made up. You’ll have to visit their website to find out! http://www.thecomicbible.com/
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Saturday Films – 8:00pm @ The Oriental Theater
Zombies can be judgmental assholes, too.
Laugh Track presents RACIST ZOMBIES
Synopsis: The Charlies discover the only thing worse than zombies: Racist Zombies
Director: The Charlies
Laugh Track: How much time and energy did you spend making the movie?
The Charlies: The Charlies spent a full day crammed into a tiny dollar store in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for the shoot, covered in sweat, (fake) blood, and tears. The script was workshopped amongst the group for awhile before that, and post-production took a few weeks.
The hardest part, believe it or not, was renting the prop gun. New York’s tough on guns, even with fake ones, and we had to submit a letter on official letterhead to get the rental. But hey, now we have Charlies stationary!
Do you think it was worth all that time/energy?
Yes, absolutely. That said, there were some hurdles starting out: It was our first full-length sketch video. Our audience was still small. Props would be expensive. In those first moments, it may have felt a little bit like overkill for something that maybe a couple of hundred people would see.
Since we made it we’ve been genuinely surprised at how well it has done. Making the Funny or Die homepage on Halloween was our first milestone, which was something to be proud of. But since then the video has been a part of a number of film and comedy festivals (like yours, thanks!), as well as being featured on UCB Comedy and getting thousands of views online.
No, honestly. Was it?
Yes, why are you calling us liars?
What’s the funniest thing that happened on set? And by funniest we mean the most horrible thing.
The dollar store was amazing – filled with weird generic versions of name brand products that were so outlandish we almost didn’t believe it (Can’t find Sharpies? Use a Skerpie.)
The guys who owned the dollar store we shot in also owned a bodega next store. They had agreed to let us shoot there for a couple hundred bucks. We shot for probably 8 or 9 hours and made more than a few trips to the bodega for refreshments. Midway through the shoot, while we’re at the bodega getting snacks, one of us noticed that dudes in the bodega next door could see us (and were likely watching us the whole time) on secret hidden security cameras.
Convince us why your film should win our top award. Best answer wins the award (joking…or are we?)
Our film breaks with the unfairly racist convention in horror movies that the black guy always dies first. Technically our black guy dies second. Of course, in a zombie apocalypse, the definition of “die” is a bit muddled. We still believe we deserve the top award, if not the Nobel Peace Prize.
If you have a bizarre digestive disorder we recommend you see this film (and then see a doctor).
Today we present FOODIE!
Synopsis: A young man reluctantly agrees to help a friend who claims he’s experiencing a weird digestive disorder. In the process, he makes a shocking discovery which could give new meaning to the term “foodie.”
We asked director Aaron Rudelson a couple of questions about his film: