Found Footage Festival
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Night With David Letterman), curators of Found Footage Festival, have spent the last 20 years compiling an impressive collection of the most odd and unintentionally hilarious videotapes--obscure promotional tapes, industrial videos, bodybuilding clowns, coughing snake handlers, public access TV weirdos, and friends you can rent--found at thrift stores and rescued from dumpsters across the country. Since 2004, Found Footage Festival has been resurrecting these never-intended-for-a-mass-audience video treasures for sold-out live audiences across America and throughout the UK. This year, Found Footage Festival joins the Mash tour with "Salute to Weirdos," hosted live by Pickett and Prueher. Check out last year's trailer below and find more on their Vimeo page.
"Skull-crushingly funny!" - The Onion A.V. Club
“Their Found Footage Festival delivers the good, the bad and the ugly of forgotten film; it's hard to say which category Arnold Schwarzenegger's contribution falls under, but his "travel video" from Rio de Janeiro is among the more memorable.” - NPR