Friday, March 28, 2008

John Erler on TV!

John Erler is one of the funniest people I know. For my not-in-Austin friends, John is also one of the brilliant minds behind Master Pancake, a movie mocking show at the Alamo Drafthouse theater (a movie theater that SERVES BEER... paradise). John & Joe Parsons make fun of a movie in front of a live audience, similar to the old TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000. John & Joe invite a guest comedian to join them. I am occasionally that guest.

John, Joe, Mac & David are mocking ET this month at the Alamo Drafthouse. I am excited to see this mocking because I am ashamed to admit that I am scared of ET.

John was invited to KXAN, the Austin NBC affiliate to discuss his upcoming show. Here is a taped version of the show... the beginning is kinda slow, but keep watching. It gets funny when John starts talking, about 55 seconds into the video. For those who do not know John, he is the one in the jaundice-joined-with-green shirt with sunglasses in the breast pocket.

John has outdone himself again. Nice work. I especially enjoyed three moments:

  • John's death-stare right at the camera in the beginning (how many times have we made fun of people for looking right in the camera?)
  • the "WE're doing ET, YOU're not doing it Chris... I mean, you can come, you're a very funny guy" (holy crap, that was great)
  • the "you would know about that Chris" comments

John has experience with morning shows. We did a Master Pancake show in Jacksonville, Florida. If you want to see our first morning show experience & watch a newsman make fun of Molly Ringwald, watch this:

I hate watching the Jacksonville interview. I wish I would have done something bigger, like run-around in the fake set behind us. Or knock down the fake plant behind us. Or, better yet, take my shirt off for all of Jacksonville to see.

I am going to see Master Pancake mock ET on Saturday at 9:30 PM at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. If you want to join me, you can buy tickets here.