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Derrick Comedy Live for the Premiere of MYSTERY TEAM at the Ritz!

mystery-team-webDerrick Comedy is coming to the Ritz to present the theatrical premiere of their feature film debut, MYSTERY TEAM! Dan Eckman (director, writer), Meggie McFadden (Producer), DC Pierson (writer, performer, art director), Dominic Deirkes (writer, performer) & Donald Glover (writer, performer, composer, writer for 30 ROCK!) will be at the Ritz to mainline a near-lethal dose of Derrick straight into your Ventromedial Lobe. They've worked up a live act appetizer of multi-media mayhem to be followed by the premiere of MYSTERY TEAM to be followed by a Q& A! This is HUGE. Do not miss it.

We've been watching Derrick Comedy videos on YouTube for years...along with 100,000,000 other people. It started out as simply as "oh man, you gotta see this" and exploded into one of the biggest phenomenons on the web. Their odd brand of social humor, which traverses topics as diverse as rape to domestic abuse to Dane Cook to head trauma to police brutality to racisim to relationships and blowjobs, always keeps us coming back for more. And MYSTERY TEAM is as more as we could hope for. The film premiered at Sundance to almost preternaturally good reviews...

"MYSTERY TEAM is incredibly well written... It's funnier and more original than 99% of the comedies Hollywood releases now-a-days. At very least, the film will develop a cult following. But I have a feeling that Derrick Comedy is on the edge of becoming huge."
- Peter Sciretta,

"I thought that the Derrick Comedy team's short film background would lead to a movie that was lacking cohesion and just a series of sketches, but that couldn't be farther from the truth. Watching this movie I couldn't help but think that I was seeing the future of film comedy stretching its legs and warming up."
- Devin Faraci,

On the surface, this throwback to Encyclopedia Brown seems a little too innocent to merit an R rating, but then you watch about five more minutes. It's R alright, in the best way imaginable. And it's the innocence of the three lovable members of the Mystery Team that makes the film so goddamn'd good. Still living on the fumes of their 7th grade detective glory, these now-mature man-childs embark on their first real case, to track down a murderer.

Learn more and watch videos (seriously, watch their videos) at

MYSTERY TEAM opens for a full run at the Ritz on August 28

Important note: Tickets to this event will go on sale Friday, August 14, at noon.  Mark your calendars!

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