Eric Mead Added to Film “The Aristocrats”

 

 

Eric Mead

Snowmass Village, Colorado is famous for magic and magicians including Bob Sheets, Doc Eason, and Eric Mead.  Now, Mr. Mead has made it into the highly anticipated new film from director Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette, “The Aristocrats.” 

 

The premise of the film is simple but intriguing.  Over 100 comedians, actors, celebrities and magicians are filmed telling the same dirty joke.  Mr. Mead was not in the original cut.  When he heard about the concept, he asked Mr. Jillette why he wasn’t included.  Fortunately, Mr. Jillette is the producer of the film and in a perfect spot to include Mr. Mead if it was possible.  Unfortunately, the film was already edited and in the can.  Fortunately, one of the big names wanted to be cut from the film for fear of offending some with the raunchy humor.  Fortunately, Mr. Jillette arranged to have Mr. Mead filmed and spliced into the picture. 

 

Attendees of the Magic Live seminar this summer in Las Vegas may recall Mr. Jillette’s discussion about the film’s concept and his invitation to talented members of the audience to try out as one of the joke-tellers. 

 

Mr. Mead told the Aspen Times that the joke is dirty but certainly not one of the “great, hilarious jokes ever.  It’s like a jazz chart ? it’s got a beginning and an end, but in the middle, it’s all about putting your stuff in there.” 

 

The film premiered at Sundance last month and has been picked up by a distributor.  Look for it, and Mr. Mead, coming soon to a theater near you. 

 

Read the full article in the Aspen Times by clicking here.

 

 

Eric Mead

Snowmass Village, Colorado is famous for magic and magicians including Bob Sheets, Doc Eason, and Eric Mead.  Now, Mr. Mead has made it into the highly anticipated new film from director Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette, “The Aristocrats.” 

 

The premise of the film is simple but intriguing.  Over 100 comedians, actors, celebrities and magicians are filmed telling the same dirty joke.  Mr. Mead was not in the original cut.  When he heard about the concept, he asked Mr. Jillette why he wasn’t included.  Fortunately, Mr. Jillette is the producer of the film and in a perfect spot to include Mr. Mead if it was possible.  Unfortunately, the film was already edited and in the can.  Fortunately, one of the big names wanted to be cut from the film for fear of offending some with the raunchy humor.  Fortunately, Mr. Jillette arranged to have Mr. Mead filmed and spliced into the picture. 

 

Attendees of the Magic Live seminar this summer in Las Vegas may recall Mr. Jillette’s discussion about the film’s concept and his invitation to talented members of the audience to try out as one of the joke-tellers. 

 

Mr. Mead told the Aspen Times that the joke is dirty but certainly not one of the “great, hilarious jokes ever.  It’s like a jazz chart ? it’s got a beginning and an end, but in the middle, it’s all about putting your stuff in there.” 

 

The film premiered at Sundance last month and has been picked up by a distributor.  Look for it, and Mr. Mead, coming soon to a theater near you. 

 

Read the full article in the Aspen Times by clicking here.

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