Films

January Update: Your Friends Close, Trevor Moore, Portland

Our indie film about video games and terrible people is now available for rent or purchase from... right here: Just got back from eight days of shows in Portland. Aside from having to deal with a terrible bird, this Portland trip has been exceptional. It's rewarding to see how quickly these performers improve, thanks to supportive audiences who are genuinely invested in what comics are doing, and dipping into that world has been the best use of time I've given standup. On Friday, I did a 35 minute set of entirely new material at The TARDIS Room and it was easily the most fun I've ever had on stage....

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Brock Wilbur as Guitar Center Steve

On the morning my grandmother died, the first thing I did was send emails to cancel all my obligations for the next week, including a bunch of shows in Denver and an audition that morning at 9am. I wound up driving to the audition anyway, although I do not remember doing this because everything inside of me was broken. I should not have been driving and I have no memory of what I did or said in that room. A few days later in Kansas, while driving home from the funeral, I got a call that Guitar Center was asking me to be their new spokesman. It is a surreal experience to have everyone close to you transition...

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Recording A New Comedy Special In San Francisco

Thrilled to announce that I will be taping a new hour of standup material in San Francisco on Friday, September 20th at 9pm. The recording will take place at Cynic Cave, which is in the basement of Lost Weekend Video, one of the last great indie-video-rental stores. Fitting with the theme of the venue, we will be shooting only on VHS and Beta tapes, most of which are taken from the store itself. The project is directed by San Francisco's experimental video artist Patrick Wilkinson, who has been one of my closest friends since we once failed to adapt a Lovecraftian short-film back in Chicago....

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Your Friends Close premieres tomorrow night

Tomorrow night, our movie Your Friends Close premieres at United Fest LA and I feel like my heart is going to explode. Back in 2011, Jocelyn Kelvin and I were going to make a movie. We had a script, a director, a cast, and funding. Overnight, all of those things disappeared. Rather than scrap our dream, we turned to a newish website called Kickstarter, which we used to annoy the shit out of everyone we knew, begging for a few bucks of support. Somehow it worked, and it was the most important month of my life. See, whenever you get a donation on Kickstarter, they send a little emailing telling...

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28 Years Later Is Free All Week To Help Eddie Creer

Sometimes your heroes won't like you. Eddie Creer was my choir teacher in high school. He taught me more than anyone in my hometown about performing in front of people, about controlling my voice, and how to have a problem with authority. While Mr. Creer was the only teacher I had all four years of school, he sent me to the principal's office at least once every two weeks, because we didn't get along. Or more accurately, because I didn't think the rules applied to me, and Mr. Creer took every opportunity to remind me that they very much did. Our contentious relationship frustrated me to no end....

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FILMPOCALYPSE! Introduction by Film Crit Hulk

Film Crit Hulk, a beacon of hope in a critical world, has written this introduction for my new book of apocalyptic film reviews, entitled FILMPOCALPYSE! 52 Cinematic Visions Of The End. All sales of the book before the Mayan apocalypse on 12-21-12 go to charity, specifically KidSave International. So pick up a copy HERE. If you need further convincing, here's the gamma radiated introduction in its brilliant entirety: Introduction. WE LOVE THE APOCALYPSE BECAUSE WE LIKE ENDINGS. THAT MAY SOUND OVERTLY SIMPLE, POSSIBLY EVEN REDUCTIVE, BUT HULK REALLY BELIEVES THAT'S THE CORE MECHANISM...

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Release of 28 Years Later & FILMPOCALYPSE!

One hell of a month. Time to catch up. My comedy special Brock Wilbur: 28 Years Later was released and is available for download through the site, as well as iTunes, Amazon, and Google Music. I got a few requests for the music we used, so here's a free link to download the songs I recorded, including my attempt at jamming all of the Goblin stuff into one track: Soundtrack Folder Download. Followed my release with a bit of support touring, including the Best Fish Taco One Year Blowout and a trip up to San Fran with Sofiya Alexandra and Matt Monroe. Got to open for W. Kamau Bell and here's a photo...

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On Becoming A “Professional Comedian”

Tomorrow I'm releasing my first comedy special: 28 Years Later. It will be downloadable for your viewing pleasure. If you're trapped on the East Coast, hopefully it can help entertain you through the nightmarish hell-scape happening outside. This is my first day as a "professional comedian." Not because I'm releasing a special, but because this is my first day of unemployment. I am no longer a "professional" anything else, and I intend to dedicate everything I have towards making "shouting about sadness" my full time jam. Earlier this month, "Exquisite Corpse," the book I co-edited, was released...

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28 Years Later is wrapped

We've wrapped production on my comedy special, 28 YEARS LATER. Wanted to take a minute to thank everyone involved in the production, especially those of whom did excellent work for little to no money, because if you are a person who has money, they are well worth it: Joe Filipas for directing. Joe has been a friend for years and one of the few creative voices I trust to line up with my own. He is also in the dictionary next to "Midwestern Nice" and his careful planning (read: constant harassment) was what kept this train on the tracks. He's out of Minnesota, but his company Sugo Media does...

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Why I’m Filming A Comedy Special

Hey Internet, I'm filming a comedy special on September 18th, at Club Fais Do-Do here in Los Angeles. The show is at 8pm and it is completely free. Some of my favorite comics in town are dropping by, PBR is giving us booze, there will be food, and then cameras will record your laughing at my failure so I can share it with the world. I've been in standup for just over a year, so why record a special now? First, it's my 28th birthday; hence the title 28 YEARS LATER. A friend of mine once said that if you move to LA and haven't made it by 28, you never will. This doesn't apply to me, because...

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