The twisted creators behind the quarterly CRACK talent showcase at the DC9 are unveiling their newest project each night this week at seven different venues throughout the District. CRACKTV is a comedic montage of television spoofs which include 1980’s commercials, hip hop videos and Mexican soap operas.
While CRACKTV is a billed as a build-up to the next CRACK performance on November 3rd at the DC9 (its part comedy show, part talent competition) the short film is a work of art on its own. The clips do dive into toilet humor early. That’s unfortunate, since the overall concept would have remained strong without having to rely on sophomoric gags. However, even the most squeamish bits are equally hilarious.
CRACKTV, like CRACK itself, has a large gay bent. That doesn’t stop creators Chris Farris, Karl Jones and Shea Van Horn (who stars as CRACKTV and CRACK host Summer Camp) from peddling their talents before straight audiences. In addition to gay bars, the film will also premier this week before largely-straight crowds at the DC9 and L’Enfant Cafe.
The creative talents behind CRACK have attempted to use their vehicle over the past year to push the District’s gay scene out of the static. They know that their efforts might find a natural reception in New York, but fostering their creation within the D.C. scene is what makes both CRACK and CRACKTV avant garde and true art.
CRACKTV Debuting this Week
Monday (9/10) 9:20 p.m. at J.R.’s
Tuesday (9/11) 9:30 p.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar
Wednesday (9/12) 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Meat Market Gallery
Thursday (9/13) 10pm until Midnight at the 18th & U Duplex Diner
Friday, (9/14) 11 p.m. at DC9
Saturday, (9/15) 10 p.m. at Be Bar
Sunday, (9/16) 8 p.m. until Midnight at L’Enfant Cafe
For more information, visit: www.crackdc.com