Tall Firs feature in new film Night Of 1000 Laughs, release audio tour diary

Monday 14th January, 2013

Last Wednesday Tall Firs embarked on a five week tour opening for Jeff Mangum. See below for the start of their tour diary...

We can also announce that the band will feature (as themselves, and on the soundtrack) in the the upcoming documentary Night Of 1000 Laughs by Matt Elkind.

Ages ago, Dave and Aaron- otherwise known as Tall Firs- and a handful of their friends, were bullied into performing standup comedy. One of those friends made a documentary about the whole dare/ birthday party/ fraternity hazing/ whatever the evening turned into, and left it on the shelf for a long, long time. Years later, with a professional career in television long underway, he dusted it off, edited it down, and scored it with Tall Firs tunes. The result is a truly uncomfortable, hilarious and touching film: Night Of 1000 Laughs.  After Dave's performance sees the light of day, he'll have to go into hiding...

Matt Elkind has spent much of his career in television, riding a wave of unscripted programming to a packed credit list as a cinematographer, director and producer. First, on the FOX hit Trading Spouses and then on Bravo's Real Housewives franchise.  Matt also was the co-DP with Josh Mayes on the 28-hour tv series that followed behind the scenes for the final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Night of 1000 Laughs is Matt Elkind's first documentary feature as a director.

You can view the Teaser Trailer at http://nightof1000laughs.tumblr.com/

Aside from their dates with Jeff, Tall Firs will be performing at a screenings of the film next Tuesday night 1/22/13 at Mud + Water, Baton Rouge LA.


The band are also documenting their trip with Mr Mangum via audio tour diaries. You can check out the first installment recorded between Cleveland and Detroit and entitled Who Farted? at the band's Soundcloud and make sure to follow their account on there or on their Twitter or Facebook for future installments! Here are the remaining dates of the tour:

Mon 01/14 Columbus, OH / Southern Theatre
Tue 01/15 Bloomington, IN / Buskirk-Chumley
Wed 01/16 St. Louis, MO / Sheldon Concert Hall
Fri 01/18 Lawrence, KS / Liberty Hall
Sat 01/19 Oklahoma City, OK / ACM at UCO - Performance Lab
Sun 01/20 Dallas, TX / Majestic Theater
Mon 01/21 Houston, TX / Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center
Tue 01/22 Baton Rouge, LA / Mud & Water (w/ Solo show Film screening)
Wed 01/23 New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jacks
Thu 01/24 Tallahassee, FL / The Moon
Fri 01/25 Gainesville, FL / Florida Theater
Sat 01/26 Orlando, FL / The Beacham
Mon 01/28 Augusta, GA / Sky City
Tue 01/29 Charleston, SC / Charleston Music Hall
Wed 01/30 Wilmington, NC / Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews
Thu 01/31 Charlotte, NC / Neighborhood Theatre
Fri 02/01 Knoxville, TN / Bijou Theatre
Sat 02/02 Asheville, NC / The Grey Eagle
Mon 02/04 Charlottesville, VA / Jefferson Theater
Tue 02/05 Wilmington, DE / Dupont Theatre
Wed 02/06 York, PA / Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
Fri 02/08 Hartford, CT / The Great Hall in Union Station
Sat 02/09 Portland, ME / State Theater
Sun 02/10 Providence, RI / Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Wed 02/13 Ithaca, NY / State Theatre
Thu 02/14 Clinton, NY / Hamilton College Chapel
Fri 02/15 Poughkeepsie, NY / Barvadon Opera House
Sat 02/16 North Adams, MA / MASS MoCA