Published March 10, 2010
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Why- the Gentlemen of Long Pork… that’s who!
Foundation’s resident funny man, Zoran Gvojic and his sketch group, Long Pork are opening for Harold Ramis… you know… Egon from Ghostbusters and the Director of Groundhog’s Day!
Ramis will be sitting down with Aaron Freeman for an interview about The Meaning of Life. This is the first in a series of conversations at Emanuel on the Meaning of Life.
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660-3643
General seating tickets range from $40 to $80. Patron tickets are $150 and include preferred seating, on-site parking at Emanuel and admission to an after-show event with Harold and Aaron. All tickets may be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets
or by calling 800-838-3006.
And the best part?
Long Pork fans can get an additional $10 discount by using the promo code “longpork”. This also puts you in a drawing to win two free patron tickets and to get to meet Harold afterwards!!
Published December 18, 2009
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Now…I know the “Gentlemen of Long Pork” might sound a tad questionable to some of you….but… Foundation’s Zoran Gvojic and his sketch comedy group, Long Pork, have been accepted to appear in San Francisco’s SKETCHFEST this January!!
And get this…they’re opening for SNL’s Rachel Dratch! We are thrilled for Zoran and his troop of…gentlemen…
For any Chicagoans that want a chance to see the show, they will be performing one night at Chicago’s Sketchfest!
Thursday January 7th @ 9:30pm
Theatre Building Chicago
1225 W. Belmont
Published November 13, 2009
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Senior Assistant Editor, Suzie Moore, recently submitted a piece to the Splice Capades and placed as First runner up! If you are not familiar, Splice Capades is an annual competition in which assistant editors show off their editing chops by “splicing” two different films together to create a :90 trailer! This year’s mash-up featured the films “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “Network”.
Suzie says of the experience, “I just love Steve Carrell so when I watched the movies I knew I wanted to do something funny with him as the main character. It was a lot of fun to put together. As first runner up I won a blu-ray player!” Her trailer is absolutely hilarious, so be sure to check it out at the link above!!
There were 25 entries from assistants in Chicago. We’re proud of Suzie every day – this is just “splicing” on the cake!
Published September 2, 2009
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Tags: caddyshack, content, crystal skull, death, foundation, fridge scene, harrison ford, indiana jones, low carb comedy, lucasfilm, motion graphics, post, recut, Spoof, zoran gvojic
Our resident comedian and assistant editor, Zoran Gvojic recently did a recut of the newest Indiana Jones movie, Crystal Skull. He says, “The piece came from a place of love. I have such a love for the character of Indiana Jones. I have played through countless terrible video games, and read awful comics just because Indy was in them”. Though the piece is a spoof, I have to say…he does have a point…pertaining to one scene in parrticular. I know it’s hard to pick out the one scene that doesn’t make any sense in that movie, but try… it’s the SUPER obvious one…
“I originally started this project to see if I could make a better version of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I actually wanted to try and edit the entire feature film down to what I saw in my head. Obviously that wouldn’t be a good web video so I opted to give indy a more honorable death, that the fans could respect more than the requisite film. I’m very proud of how everything turned out and want to thank Jeff Landsman for his suggestions and Erik, Steven, and Jordan for their help with skeleton.” -Zoran
Check out Zoran’s other videos at : http://www.youtube.com/lowcarbcomedy
Published August 25, 2009
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Tags: chicago, content, editor, foundation, jeff landsman, lando calrissian, nickname, staff, star wars
I gotta admit…this is pretty obvious but pretty funny….and totally GEEKTASTIC!
Editor Jeff Landsman, AKA Landsmo Calrissian! I love it!
Published April 10, 2009
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But seriously… Foundation employee and resident “funny guy” Zoran Gvojic and his comedy group, Long Pork, were just written up in the Chicago Tribune for their splendid show “Soda”.
Below is an excerpt from the review:
The Long Pork troupe proves that transitions between scenes (and even intermission) can be an opportunity for yet more comedy. “Soda” (directed by TJ Jagodowski) is also one of the few examples of sketch that uses multimedia to play up the live-action onstage.
There’s a hilarious bit that brings to mind a 3-D movie gone haywire (the performers jump out from the screen, and back again). That it’s set in a men’s john is just sophomoric enough to cut the high-concept premise down to size.
It’s a strong group.
Wanna see the full review? CLICK HERE!
If the rest of the troupe is as bizarrely entertaining as Zoran…then you have no excuse not to go see this show!
Check it out through May 23 at the Apollo Studio Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $15 at 773-935-6100. (The show is at 8:00pm every Saturday.)