Tom Goes to Revolution

Tim and Eric bring lo-fi to the FTL.

A large portion of you reading this will have no idea who Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are. The rest of you, however, probably exist in an underslept, overcaffeinated, slightly feverish state — which is the best way to take in the altered reality of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. Since early 2007, Heidecker and Wareheim have been using their 15-minute show, broadcast during the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block of late-night programming, to skewer the worst of pop culture’s media detritus.

In a series of micro-sketches, the duo imitates and warps everything from cable-access TV to instructional videos to local news to extreme sports, with levels of irony and parody so intense it’ll make your little humanities-degreed head explode. Add purposely, sadly low-budget visual effects and a surprising cast of guest stars like John C. Reilly and Weird Al, and the overall effect is hilarious — when you find time to laugh before the next hyper-speed jump cut.

Thanks to their irreverent, lo-fi style, Tim and Eric have found a niche with an indie rock-skewed crowd, and thus are taking their show on the road to a series of rock clubs. The Tim and Eric Awesome Tour hits Revolution this Sunday at 7 p.m. (200 W. Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $24, but the endless material for your next semiotics thesis is free. Call 954-727-0950, or visit ticketmaster.com.
Sun., Feb. 8, 7 p.m., 2009

 
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