L-R: Peter Serafinowicz, Robert Popper, Patton Oswalt at "Look Around You" LA release. Photo: Xeni Jardin.
The dry, über-weird comedy show "Look Around You" has long enjoyed a cult following on BBC TV and online. Co-creators Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper based the series on the creepy, unfunny science education videos they were forced to sit through in school as kids. Many segments have become viral YouTube hits—of them, the "Petticoat Five" ladies' computer is my favorite.
The event was a blast. First, Patton Oswalt was clearly as big a fan of these guys as anyone in the audience, and his host duties consisted mostly of totally nerding out on them. Secondly, Popper and Serafinowicz debuted a new short film that had me literally in tears I was laughing so hard. And finally, it just feels great to see such a fantastic, odd cult project get the kind love it deserves.
They're headed down to Comic-Con today, and we'll be sneaking some related exclusive video goodies on to Boing Boing soon. Keep your copybooks at hand, you'll want to take notes.
Ziya Tong is a veteran science reporter who spent years hosting Discovery's flagship science program, Daily Planet: it's the sort of job that gives you a very broad, interdisciplinary view of the sciences, and it shows in her debut book, The Reality Bubble: Blind Spots, Hidden Truths, and the Dangerous Illusions that Shape Our World, […]
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