“A comic free-for-all.” Tim Curry
“It’s a huge laugh. It could rip your lungs out. People could watch
this and laugh too much and die, so that’s, that’s the danger. It’s
actually dangerous to watch this…” Eddie Izzard
“These people are people that live for laughter! They’re dangerous people to be around. They’ll do anything!” Russell Brand
“Genuinely a spirit of anarchy.” Eric Idle
“Most of the audiences have no idea what it is… They know there’s a vaguely suggestive title and they know the list of
names and that’s why they’re in here!” Billy Connolly
“The audience loves hearing those Python rhythms and
that Python language… but we’re adding ourselves to it
too and going off in riffs of madness…” Tracey Ullman
“This cast is unique. You’ll never see this cast together again doing something like this.” Eric Idle
“Everyone who watches it gets free glue for life!” Eddie Izzard
ERIC IDLE’S ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME COMEDY EVENT – WHAT ABOUT DICK? –
AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ON NOVEMBER 13 – A.K.A. “DICK DAY”
Starring RUSSELL BRAND, BILLY CONNOLLY, TIM CURRY, ERIC IDLE, EDDIE IZZARD, JANE LEEVES, JIM PIDDOCK, TRACEY ULLMAN and SOPHIE WINKLEMAN
LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 16, 2012 – What About Dick?, the new comedic masterpiece from the genius that is Eric Idle, will be available exclusively for digital download on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Governments, monarchies and dictatorships around the world are seeking to officially proclaim this “Dick Day,” though many citizens argue that could be any day. This once-in-a-lifetime comedy event was filmed live (is there any other way?) over four sold-out nights at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles, featuring an all-star cast of incredibly funny people. Eric Idle’s Dick? will be yours for only $6.00 exclusively at www.whataboutdick.com.
Idle calls What About Dick? “a nice hybrid… It’s got elements of a musical – we have songs – and it’s got elements of a play, but it’s not a play that you have to take completely seriously because it’s a sort of send-up. It has bits of stand-up and improv and these hilarious actors playing multiple roles and doing impersonations. I was laughing so hard there were tears running down my cheek.”
Described by Idle as “Oscar Wilde on acid, or like Downton Abbey, only even funnier,” Dick? begins with the birth of a sex toy invented in Shagistan in 1898, tells the story of the decline of the British Empire as seen through the eyes of a Piano, as well as the story of young Dick, his two cousins and their dipsomaniac Aunt Maggie, who all live together in Kensington in a large, rambling, Edwardian novel. There’s Reverend Whoopsie, a private Dick, the incomprehensible Scottish Inspector McGuffin and the case of the Houndsditch Mutilator. What else do you need to know for six bucks?
Trailer and Featurette for the event now live!
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ABOUT ERIC IDLE
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, and song writer. Idle is best known for being a member of the British comedy group Monty Python, in which he both wrote and starred in the television series and subsequent films, as well as having composed and performed many of the Pythons’ most famous comic pieces. Idle is the creator, writer and director of The Rutles, an affectionate parody of The Beatles, which was made famous on Saturday Night Live, as well as for writing the Tony-award winning play, Spamalot. As an acclaimed writer, Idle has penned several books including Hello Sailor, The Greedy Bastard Diary, The Road to Mars, The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book, the play, Pass the Butler, and the oratorio, Not The Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy.) Become an Idle fan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EricIdle, follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/ericidle and check out his blog http://www.ericidle.com/blog/.