TV Party: The Sublimely Intolerable Show (DVD)

TV Party: The Sublimely Intolerable Show (DVD)

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Not in Stock
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Featuring guests Klaus Nomi, Debbie Harry, the Patti Smith Group's Richard Sohl, Adny Shernoff of the Dictators, Tish and Snooky + more.

The first 10% of this show sums up what we don't get on TV anymore. Technical difficulties. TV Party was live and improvised, and this meant casual disaster. This early episode gets off to an artistically agonizing start--the sound person is late, overdosing on drugs or both. Or it was the broken down equipment. Once the sound kicks in the show gets lively. Compton Maddux, a droll singer songwriter, is backed up by Debbie Harry and Glenn; the unique futurist soprano Klaus Nomi does one of his post-modern arias; Adny Shernoff, of the Dictators, plays the Beach Boys' 'Be True to Your School' backed up by pom pom girls Tish and Snooky, the Manic Panic designers. Downtown legend director Eric Mitchell announces the opening of the now famous New Cinema theater and shows a clip from his film 'Kidnapped' with Arto Lindsay, Duncan Smith and Anya Phillips. Brit director David Silver and photographer Kate Simon do the 'white people talk about reggae' segment. Blondie's Chris Stein and Debbie Harry and the Patti Smith Group's Richard Sohl drop in to smoke a reefer and take calls from all the crazies in cable land. Chris explains all this isn't chaos, it's art.


NIGHT FLIGHT feature story

Bonus Materials

  • Nile Rodgers Call In
  • 'Lil Rico' Amos Poe
  • Intellectual Talk
  • Luigi Ciccolini
  • Glenn on Mardigras


Cast & Crew

  •       Compton Maddux
  •       Klaus Nomi
  •       Adny Shernoff
  •       Kate Simon
  •       Dave Silver
  •       Debbie Harry
  •       Chris Stein
  •       Richard Sohl
  •       Eric Mitchell

Producer: Glenn O'Brien

Producer: Chris Stein

Additional Details

Label: Brink

Genre: Television

Run Time: 55 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 12/09/08

UPC: 187830000278