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A scene from 'Jig Don't Jog', the Irish exercise video to be featured at Found Footage Festival. We know.
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Irish video takes pride of place in Found Footage show
US showcase of hilarious ‘lost’ footage found on old video tapes comes to Dublin – and this time we’re in on the joke.

A SHOWCASE OF ‘found’ footage rescued from old videotapes is back in Dublin this month – and an Irish video is on the programme.

Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) and Joe Pickett (The Onion) are bringing their celebration of video snippets taken from bargain bins, charity shops and homemade archives to the Sugar Club on 18 March.

The show, which will be fresh from a sold-out 50-state tour of the USA, will feature one snippet which the guys found on a video in Ireland when they visited the country last year. It’s an exercise tape, called ‘Jig Don’t Jog’. Featuring this guy at the Rock of Cashel:

via FoundFootageFest

The pair have also just revealed that they were behind the Kenny Strasser yo-yo pranks which hit US news stations in 2010. ‘Strasser’ was a character who appeared on a number of US news shows, purporting to be a ‘yo-yo professional’ but giving a thoroughly unprofessional performance with the toy, to the bemusement and embarrassment of his hosts.

Prueher told earlier this week: “After we sent out press releases for this fictional yo-yo expert, we asked our friend Mark, who had just been laid off from his job at a bank, to join us on tour and play Kenny. He came through big time.”

This is the kind of thing that happened when Strasser appeared on these shows:

via Craig Wiroll/Youtube

Other highlights expected from the 2013 Found Footage fest include a new collection of exercise tapes, including one called ‘The Sexy Treadmill Workout’; a home movie from a drunken spring break trip in 1985; a 1996 video manual on how to care for your ferret.

Tickets for the 18 March show at Dublin’s Sugar Club are €10 – more info here.

These, by the way, are the guys who rooted out possibly our favourite dating video hunk of all time: “David seeks Goddess”. Thanks for that.

via Found Footage/Youtube

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