To do in LA: Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz of "Look Around You," live!


Boing Boing folks in Los Angeles, here's one not to miss: On Tuesday July 20, at 11:00pm, at UCB Theater in Hollywood, a "Look Around You DVD Screening & Q & A" evening with Robert Popper & Peter Serafinowicz. The Look Around You DVD will be released in the USA that same night, and it's about goddamned time. That series is one of my favorite things ever!

More about the LA event:

Come and witness the nonsensical wonders of science as Robert Popper (South Park, Peep Show) & Peter Serafinowicz (Couples Retreat, Shaun of the Dead) present an audio/visual presentation of handpicked episodes from their BAFTA nominated comedy series Look Around You (Season One), on the day of its DVD release. The critically acclaimed series, which first premiered on BBC AMERICA and currently airs on Adult Swim, guides us through a series of madcap science experiments. In Season One, viewers observe a colony of ants build an igloo, find out the largest number in the world and more.

*Please ensure you have your copybooks at hand as you will be asked to take down notes from the screen.

Again, tickets are released today, Friday July 9. The password is "thants."

(thanks, Richard Metzger!)


  1. HEY NOW little mouse
    I hope we understand one another
    HEY NOW little mouse
    show me what to do!

  2. That’s indeed Olivia. I’ve had a crush on her since she sat on Mark’s hand on the bus. She doesn’t look too flattering in that hideous jumpsuit though. Funny lady.

  3. I love the contest they have for what music will sound like far in the future (the year 2000)…

    This is my favorite. The others are great too.

  4. I caught an episode of this show on the other day and decided to buy the DVDs. To my dismay, the DVDs were not out yet (despite the first series being out in the UK for 8 years) and Amazon wants a whopping $18.49 to preorder it. I ended up going to the UK Amazon instead and bought the DVDs several weeks ago for only £5.99 each.

  5. didnt the one woman (the white one in the most hideous suit) play the “inside paper” interviewer on the BBC The Office?

    99 percent sure….

  6. I’m a little disappointed. The Region 1 DVD is the first season only, so even with the supplemental material it totals a short 71 minutes. Couldn’t they have added some more extras, like real vintage British science films (those have to be public domain), and why no season 2?

    1. The kind of films they are based on (Open University) were made in the 70s/early 80s, so they’re not in the public domain. In fact, they still get shown (or were still being shown 6-7 years ago)…

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