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MYSTERY TEAM coming to the Ritz!

mystery-team-blogWe'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 satire, ranging on topics as diverse as rape to domestic abuse to Dane Cook to head trauma to police brutality to racism to relationships and blowjobs, has not only landed them a secure place in our hearts, but also a sweet writing gig on 30 Rock.   But their sublime sense of the irreverent has always been constrained to the small screen...

Until now.  Their feature film debut, MYSTERY TEAM, 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,

"...with MYSTERY TEAM, these boys hit one way out of the ballpark, producing not only the funniest comedy I've seen at (Sundance) so far, but one that definitely has the potential to stand toe-to-toe with the finer comedies of 2008 and the most hyped of 2009."
- Erik Davis,

Hell yes, we're opening it.  August 28th.  Only at the Alamo Ritz.

Read more about the film and get tickets (eventually) here

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