Having a long, silly name should be a tip-off that a show is
very bad, just like "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 3,"
"8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" or "Always
Sunny in Philadelphia."
I tried watching this show,
but it's really awful. It appears to be a bad imitation of
"Spinal Tap" and other mockumentaries. Of course it's based
on a web series. I haven't seen too many shows taken from
web series that have become funny TV shows I liked. They
should stop doing that!
Seriously, it's just not
funny. The big joke is that these guys are a band that tries
to get bookings, even though they've never actually played
or sung or written any songs. Ha ha ha ha! Yeah, no, not
NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW" (debuting THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 2 @ 10:00PM). Imagine a comedy series
that's equal parts Nathan Fielder, Larry David and
Johnny Knoxville featuring a cast of thousands, all
of whom are unaware they're in a TV show. Even then,
you haven't quite pegged the real-world madness that
is "Nirvanna The Band The Show." From innovative
comedy filmmakers Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol,
"NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW," was given a special
premiere screening at this year's Toronto
International Film Festival and took the 2nd Place
Audience Award at Austin's Fantastic Fest earlier
this year. The show follows two friends who go to
unnecessary extremes in the hopes of booking their
band at The Rivoli, a modest Toronto rock club.
Their adventures take many forms - from sneaking a
film into the Sundance Film Festival and crashing
the Santa Claus Parade to disrupting the ACTUAL
premiere screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
- the show is as unpredictable to the viewer as it
is to its unwitting supporting cast. While each
episode follows the duo's harebrained schemes to get
a show ... they're also filled with hilarious pop
culture references and at the center - the
friendship between 'Matt' and 'Jay.' "Nirvanna the
Band the Show" is a VICE Studio Canada and Rogers
Media original production. CREW INFORMATION: ·
Jay McCarrol as EP · Matt Johnson as EP
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