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VAF Fringe: Found Footage

Virginia Arts Festival
Event organized by Virginia Arts Festival

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This live comedy show features the funniest, weirdest and most outrageous video clips ever dug up on VHS. Host Joe Pickett (The Onion) scours thrift stores and garage sales around the country and serves up the highlights, complete with live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on these video relics that can't be seen anywhere on the internet. From corny safety videos to cable access weirdos, the FFF resurrects its most cherished gems in a hilarious hour of VHS insanity.

Tickets $15

Supported by: Downtown Norfolk, The NEON District, City of Norfolk Government, and Virginia Arts Festival.

What is a fringe festival?

Fringe festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. There, a number of performing artists who were not official participants in the Edinburgh International Festival decided to produce their own work in empty stores and church basements. Thus, their work was staged literally “on the fringe” of the established festival.

The concept was an immediate success and the fringe events soon became just as popular as the official festival. Today, fringe festivals around the world vary, lasting from a few days to a few weeks. Shows are kept brief and technical requirements simple, introducing audiences to new genres as a performing art “smorgasbord.”