Two guys walk into a bar… which is strange because you would think if the first guy walked into it, the second guy would have seen it! *rim shot* Wocka, wocka, wocka! Ah, to be a funny man. And that is the subject of the new web series presented by Daily Motion entitled, just that, The Funny Man. However, this dude is anything but funny and actually seems really difficult to get along with.
DM was gracious enough to bring this web series to us just in time for Halloween, releasing one segment of the project each day from October 25 to November 3. The story (at least what I’ve seen so far) revolves around a deranged comedian with a real Norman Bates vibe. He wears a mask that makes him look like a walking Hot Pocket, but the bad intentions this guy exudes cannot be overstated.
I definitely suggest you scroll down, check out the first episode of The Funny Man, and then head over to The Funny Man Daily Motion page to dig the rest of the episodes. They are shot brilliantly, and the performances thus far are top notch. And how can you go wrong with Mother Firefly (Leslie Easterbrook) in action? Hint: You can’t!
Do yourself a favor and head over now before you get too far behind in the series. The episodes are just over five minutes in length each so it won’t take you long to watch the whole lot of it. You’re in for a treat!
From the Press Release
The Funny Man, an original web series exclusively produced and distributed by Dailymotion.com, debuted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, with 10 episodes slated to run daily through November 3. Daily Motion presents some of the most compelling independent horror web series and short films online, and their latest, The Funny Man, is primed to terrify audiences this Halloween.
The Funny Man is a psychological horror thriller web series in the vein of Psycho, featuring a compelling villain who videotapes his victims, demanding that they say something funny on camera prior to killing them. The murder scenes bring viewers into the deranged mindset of a psychopath, and the violence is realistically chaotic and painful.
The Funny Man is written and directed by Jake Barsha, who made his feature film debut in January 2009 with the independently produced movie Eugene, which received its world premiere at The Palm Springs International Film Festival. Eleven other US and international film festival screenings followed, garnering rave press reviews and warm accolades for Eugene from festival programmers. Eugene left audiences squirming in their seats at what The Palm Springs Film festival acclaimed as “a brilliantly disturbing psychological thriller.”
The cast of The Funny Man includes: Ryan Reyes (Eugene); Abby Wathen (The Sinners, The Intruders, Skeletons in the Desert); Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween); Nikki Tomlinson (Date Night); Shaun Gerardo (X-Men: First Class, Fast and Furious, The Kingdom); Domiziano Arcangeli (Scary or Die, Orgy of Blood, House of Flesh Mannequins); and David Fine (The Red Door, Stricken, Blood Ties) with Devon Buck, Jessica Cameron, Sierra Collins, Michael Musa, Matthew Prater, and Chelsea Vincent.
The Funny Man is produced by Jake Barsha. Matthew Prater is associate producer and 1st assistant director; Frank Tobin is associate producer; Yuki Noguchi is director of photography; Adam Taylor is production designer/2nd unit director; Erik Diener is unit production manager/art director; Matt Brailey is sound designer; special FX are by Matt Gonos; Elliott Goldkind has provided an original music score.
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