Video Gong Show

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 8:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Doors 7pm ~ Open Bar 7-8pm ~ Event 8pm

Yes, think The Gong Show. With videos. Or better yet, think America’s Funniest Home Videos, but replace Bob Saget with World Famous *BOB*, add an open bar and our indie film community, and you got yourself DCTV’s first ever Video Gong Show!

To participate, bring your most bizarre, revealing, and hysterical found footage, home movies, or b-roll gone awry. Make us gasp and knee-slap, or our fabulous judges will shame and gong you away at the gauntlet.

And for the voyeurs among us, just come watch the hilarity unfurl as we celebrate the strangest yet most memorable moments a lens could possibly capture.


  • Open Bar courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery 7-8pm
    & drink specials all night
  • Performances by our lovely judges
  • Prizes including a video iPod

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World Famous *BOB*

Known for her over the top blonde bombshell image and incredible ability to mix martinis in her cleavage, *BOB* has captivated audiences all over the world with her unique burlesque stylings, humorous performance art, and MC skills.


Fred Nicolaus

Fred Nicolaus, along with Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, hails from the critically acclaimed duo Department of Eagles, whose second release, In Ear Park, was named one of the top ten albums of '08 by the New York Times. Their forthcoming record, Archive 2003-2006, is due out July 20th to worldwide release.

Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting

Leah Rudick and Katie Hartman have been tearing up the NYC comedy circuit, performing at such notable venues as Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's on Broadway, the People's Improv Theater, and the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival where they were named “Biggest Revelation” in The Guardian.

Curt Ellis

Curt Ellis is a Peabody-winning filmmaker known for blending documentary and advocacy. He co-created the hit docs King Corn, which broadcast nationally on PBS, and The Greening of Southie, which premiered on the Sundance Channel. His latest film, Truck Farm, uses the 20-member CSA he and Ian Cheney operate out of an '86 Dodge pickup as the kick-off to a much larger story about urban agriculture.

To Attend

$8 General
$6 DCTV Members

To Participate


Simply bring your cued submission with you between 7 & 7:30. All participants receive free admission! Space is limited, first come first serve.

Submission Content:

Bizarre, revealing, hysterical found footage, home movies, or b-roll gone awry.

Submission Length:

3 minutes or less

Submission Formats:

*All submissions must be cued prior to event, and must be screened on DCTV equipment at the event.


All participants must arrive between 7:00pm and 7:30pm with their submissions already cued. Participants that arrive after 7:30pm will not be eligible to compete.