Monday, July 13, 2009

Black Sheep presents The Funny People Contest

Ha, ha! The jokes on you! This contest has absolutely nothing to do with Judd Apatow's upcoming FUNNY PEOPLE, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen. It is still a contest at least and I've got lots of passes to give away to this year's JUST FOR LAUGHS FILM FESTIVAL in Montreal. This year's lineup is its most impressive yet, including PAPER HEARTS (with Charlene Yi & Michael Cera), Margaret Cho's latest, BEAUTIFUL, and yes, a special advance screening to the aforementioned, FUNNY PEOPLE. You definitely need to check out the full schedule at the official JUST FOR LAUGHS website.

In the meantime, let's give some tickets away. I have four double passes to each of the following films:
(You can click any of the titles for more information and trailers.)

HUMPDAY - Friday, July 17 @ 7 PM
Two college friends (Marc Duplass and Joshua Leonard) reconnect after ten years and decide to push themselves by entering an amateur porn contest. This would mean they would have to sleep together. Can they do it? HUMPDAY kicked some serious limited box office ass this weekend so this will be a hot ticket! Also, Leonard (from THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) will be on hand to present the film.

SLAMMIN' SALMON - Wednesday, July 22 @ 9:30
Do you like the Broken Lizard people? These are the guys who brought you SUPER TROOPERS and BEERFEST. They're back and they're working it hard in a hot Miami restaurant in a film that is being called a hilarious GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. A good chunk of the Broken Lizard will be on hand for a Q&A after the film.

WORLD'S GREATEST DAD - Thursday, July 23 @ 9:30
When you think funny, Robin Williams has to be somewhere near the top of your list. Under the direction of Bobcat Goldthwait, Williams takes on coming to terms with his life as he sees it and how it actually is. Goldthwait will be on hand at this screening to present the film so that's a definite added bonus.

There you have it, folks. As I like to keep things simple, let's do just that. You drop me an e-mail and tell me two things. The first is which of the three films you want tickets for and the second is just for my own personal benefit ... Tell me a joke. Make me laugh people. The funniest entries I get will get the tickets. My Black Sheep e-mail is currently down so please contact me at

As HUMPDAY is screening this Friday, the deadline for entries is Wednesday, July 15 @ noon. Winners will be notified that afternoon. For SLAMMIN' SALMON and WORLD'S GREATEST DAD, you have until Monday, July 20 @ noon. The winners' names will be put on a guest list and can collect their tickets at the door before the screening. All of the screenings will be held at the Imperial Theatre on Bleury.

Life is funny ... I leave Montreal for Toronto and the next day I get a big contest for my Montreal readers. Good luck!

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