PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.
|Silent but Deadly: An Evening of Comedy Shorts
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1
Watch a selection of silent comedy shorts from MoMA's collection, followed by short videos made in response by some of today's finest comedians. Ron Magliozzi, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, along with his colleagues Steve Massa and Ben Model, have selected some "cruel and unusual" slapstick comedy shorts from the silent era that explore social, cultural, and political subjects in rude and shocking ways. PopRally has invited contemporary comedians to react with their own video creations. MoMA silent film accompanist Ben Model will be at the piano.
Comedian Max Silvestri will host this unique evening of historic shorts and comic creations by Nick Kroll, Joe Mande, Gabe & Jenny, ThunderAnt (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein), You Look Nice Today, and more. A reception follows. Doors and bar open at 7:00; show starts promptly at 8:00.
PopRally would like to thank Grolsch and GuS - Grown-up Soda.