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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: SMO-7202
  • UPC: 089353720223
  • Street Date: 07/24/18
  • PreBook Date: 06/19/18
  • Label: S'more Entertainment »
  • Genre: Stand Up Comedy
  • Run Time: 124 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1977
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English

 

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  • Actors:
  •       Peter Bergman
  •       Phil Austin
  •       David Ossman
  •       Phil Proctor

 

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Firesign Theatre - Just Folks: Live At The Roxy

Surreal comedy. Could there possibly be a better term to describe and define The Firesign Theatre?

Firesign Theatre - Just Folks: Live At The Roxy
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Surreal comedy. Could there possibly be a better term to describe and define The Firesign Theatre' Their creativity knew no bounds, their fans are legion, their irreverence unmatched and they continue to shine bright lights on the absurd while remaining purveyors of insight into the preposterous aspects of life in the 21st century. Sit back, close your eyes and open your mind to the absurdist surrealism and satire of the Firesign Theatre, LIVE.

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Bonus Materials

  • Appearance on The David Susskind Show (43:30) May 21, 1974
  • 15th Anniversary Tour - Live at Cellar Door (8:30) April, 1981
  • Midday with Bill Boggs (15:30) April 3,1981

Sales Points

  • Firesign did a series of 8 surreal commercials for Jack Port Volkswagen in the late 60s
  • Robin Williams referred to Firesign albums as 'the audio equivalent of a Hieronymous Bosch painting.'
  • Beatle John Lennon was photographed wearing the Firesign's 'Not Insane – Papoon For President' campaign button they had made for Martian Space Party
  • Zachariah (co-written by Firesign Theatre) was a 1971 comedy western, inspired by the Hermann Hesse novel Siddhartha starring Don Johnson, John Rubernstein with appearances by The James Gang, Elvin Jones, Country Joe and the Fish and Doug Kershaw
  • Peter Bergman coined the term “love in” in 1967 and promoted the first one attended by 40,000 people
  • In 2005, the US Library of Congress added one of the group's most popular early albums, the 1970 “Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers, to the National Recording Registry and called the group 'The Beatles of comedy.'
  • In 1997, Entertainment Weekly ranked the Firesign Theatre among the 'Thirty Greatest Comedy Acts of All Time'.
  • Three of their albums were nominated for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album”

Press Quotes

'Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers' was named the greatest comedy record ever made

     —Dave Marsh with John Swenson, Rolling Stone

This is comedy that puts a smile on your face, and a laugh in your heart...'

     —Roberrt E. Tevis, Cinema Retro

Their material transcends comedy...'

     —Bill Kopp, MusoScribe

In 1997, Entertainment Weekly ranked the Firesign Theatre among the 'Thirty Greatest Comedy Acts of All Time

     —Unknown, Entertainment Weekly

  

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