"Wizard People, Dear Reader" - FREE Film Screening!


"Wizard People, Dear Reader" - FREE Film Screening!

Sat · April 6, 2019

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 8:45 pm)


This event is 21 and over

"Wizard People, Dear Reader" - FREE Film Screening!
"Wizard People, Dear Reader" - FREE Film Screening!
For the uninitiated: Wizard People, Dear Reader was released by Arkansas comedian, musician, animator, and comic artist Brad Neely in 2004. It's ostensibly a DVD commentary—by way of audiobook—of the first Harry Potter film. In his nasally way, Neely talks/squawks in a drawl reminiscent of Gilbert Gottfried, addressing the "dear reader" directly with his wild misinterpretations of the Harry Potter mythos, the action onscreen, and its intent. His tangents are absurdist, surreal, and darkly hilarious—by the end you are left with a bizarro Harry Potter universe that irrevocably alters how you think of Harry, "Ronny The Bear," and "Haggar The Horrible."

If you're not familiar with Neely's work, hop online and search for CreasedComics, Baby Cakes, and The Professor Brothers ("Prisoner Christmas" is my hot tip.) Wizard People is straight from the depths of his sublime imagination.

Wizard People, Dear Reader is a cultural artefact but, like all cult masterpieces, you either get it, or you don't.
Venue Information:
Ottobar - Upstairs
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218