VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Eric Idle in WHAT ABOUT DICK?, Available for Digital Download Today
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by TV News Desk
WHAT ABOUT DICK?, the new comedic masterpiece from the genius that is Eric Idle, will be available exclusively for digital download today, November 13, 2012. Governments, monarchies and dictatorships around the world are seeking to officially proclaim this “Dick Day,” though many citizens argue that could be any day. This once-in-a-lifetime comedy event was filmed live (is there any other way?) over four sold-out nights at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles, featuring an all-star cast of incredibly funny people. Eric Idle’s Dick? will be yours for only $6.00 exclusively at http://www.whataboutdick.com.
Idle calls What About Dick? “a nice hybrid... It’s got elements of a musical – we have songs – and it’s got elements of a play, but it’s not a play that you have to take completely seriously because it’s a sort of send-up. It has bits of stand-up and improv and these hilarious actors playing multiple roles and doing impersonations. I was laughing so hard there were tears running down my cheek.”
Described by Idle as “Oscar Wilde on acid, or like Downton Abbey, only even funnier,” Dick? begins with the birth of a sex toy invented in Shagistan in 1898, tells the story of the decline of the British Empire as seen through the eyes of a Piano, as well as the story of young Dick, his two cousins and their dipsomaniac Aunt Maggie, who all live together in Kensington in a large, rambling, Edwardian novel. There’s Reverend Whoopsie, a private Dick, the incomprehensible Scottish Inspector McGuffin and the case of the Houndsditch Mutilator. What else do you need to know for six bucks?
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