Tim and Eric
Saturday 6 October 2012
Tim and Eric perform as some of your favorite Awesome Show characters for the first time in New Zealand! There will be dancing, singing, poetry, videos, and signings after shows. Best live show on earth!
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series created by and starring TIM HEIDECKER and ERIC WAREHEIM, TIM AND ERIC that premiered in 2007 on Cartoon Networks Adult Swim comedy block in the US. The show featured surrealistic and often satirical humour, bizarre faux commercials and public access television style music acts.
The program featured a wide range of actors including Will Ferrell, John C Reilly to television actors such as Alan Thicke, celebrity look alikes and impressionists. Other cameo roles include Marilyn Manson, John Mayer and Weird Al Yankovic. The creators of the show have described Awesome Show as ‘the nightmare version of television’.
Halfway through the broadcasting of the first season, Cartoon Network picked up a second series – and in total went on to make five series!
Speaking with Vanity Fair last year, Eric said that Season five (or season Cinco) would represent a very dark side of the Awesome Show series. “I think people are going to be very scared and very disturbed by it”. He noted that the pair draws equal humour from the awkwardness of The Office as they do from the awkwardness of David Lynch’s films.
Tim and Eric have brought their series to the live stage with sold out shows in the US and UK. The live performance is a monster incarnation of the hit Awesome Show including sketch comedy, short films and a rock concert! They have been delighting fans with an enthusiastic folly of offbeat comedy matched by their flamboyant costumes and eccentric personalities. Needless to say that when Tim and Eric do hit the stage the audience positively erupt.
Their clips and performances may be loud and brash but it makes it impossible to take your eyes off the stage and while the material is frequently puerile, it’s strangely addictive. The huge number of fans they have at the shows drink it up, singing and clapping along to every song, shouting out catchphrases and, at the end, even joining the pair on stage.