People like Fred Armisen, Carrie from Sleater-Kinney (and NPR) (man, she was rough on Tallest Man on Earth), Joe Mande and Nick Kroll will be watching comedy shorts (with piano accompaniment) tonight...

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Film Screenings & Events

Silent but Deadly: An Evening of Comedy Shorts

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

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.

PopRally is funded by the generous support of Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets ($10 in advance, $12 at the door) are available online and at the MoMA information desks. Please note that ticket sales are limited. You must be twenty-one or older to attend this event.

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