or


[09/05/06 - 12:00 AM]
The Most Elaborate Practical Joke Ever Played "Windy City Heat" on DVD for the First-Time Ever in Stores Tuesday, September 26

[via press release from Comedy Central]

THE MOST ELABORATE PRACTICAL JOKE EVER PLAYED "WINDY CITY HEAT" ON DVD FOR THE FIRST-TIME EVER IN STORES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Finally On DVD "Windy City Heat: The Uncensored Directors Cut" With An Extra DVD Packed With Uncensored Bonus Material Including Reaction From Perry And Never-Before-Seen Footage From 1992-Present

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Directed By Bobcat Goldthwait And Produced/Co-Written By Jimmy Kimmel's Jackhole Industries In Association With COMEDY CENTRAL

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Starring Perry Caravello, Don Barris And Tony Barbieri And Co-Starring Jimmy Kimmel, Dane Cook, Carson Daly, Adam Carolla, Tom Kenny, William "The Refrigerator" Perry And Many More

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NEW YORK, September 5, 2006 -- Be careful for what you wish for. COMEDY CENTRAL Films and Jackhole Industries teamed-up to pull the greatest and most elaborate practical joke ever played and the resulting masterpiece has been hailed by the likes of Robin Williams, David Cross, Matt Stone, Johnny Knoxville, Andy Dick and Eminem as "hysterical," "beyond genius" and "...funnier than anything you will ever see in your lifetime." "Windy City Heat," a full-length original reality film, is the climax of a decade-long practical joke played on its "star," Perry Caravello. "Windy City Heat: The Uncensored Director's Cut" arrives on DVD Tuesday, September 26, released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. "WCH" will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.

Acclaimed by Vice Magazine as "...quite simply the greatest movie of all time" and "Jeered" by TV Guide, "Windy City Heat" is a movie-within-a-movie, a real-life "Truman Show." Unknown actor Perry Caravello's friends/tormentors/co-stars, Don Barris and Tony Barbieri, have been promising the aspiring action hero a starring vehicle for more than seven years. Though he lacks any measure of talent or charisma, Perry's ego knows no bounds. With "documentary" cameras on hand to record Perry's every move as he wins the lead role of "Stone Fury," a "hardboiled Chicago sports private eye" in a movie called "Windy City Heat," his dreams finally become a reality.

What Perry doesn't realize is that there is no movie called "Windy City Heat." No one around him is who he or she says they are. Every actor, cameraman, PA and producer is in cahoots to manipulate our susceptible, egomaniacal, fame-hungry star whose every move -- from the audition to the premiere -- is chronicled by a "documentary" film crew and more than a dozen hidden cameras.

"Windy City Heat" originally aired on COMEDY CENTRAL in fall 2003, but actors/comedians Don Barris and Tony Barbieri had been laying the groundwork for this mother of all practical jokes from the moment they met Caravello in 1992. Kimmel joined the "project" in 1996.

"Windy City Heat" also stars Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly, Adam Carolla, Dane Cook, Tom Kenny, Lisa Kushell and William "The Refrigerator" Perry. Bobcat Goldthwait co-stars and directs.

"Windy City Heat: Uncensored Director's Cut" DVD is completely uncensored and features an extra full-length DVD jam-packed with hilarious bonus footage. Watch Perry's reaction when he sees the film for the very first time, marvel at audio and video commentary from Perry himself; be amazed by classic "Big Three" moments from the past including never-before-seen footage from 1992-present and deleted and extended scenes from the making of "Windy City Heat."

Jimmy Kimmel and Doug DeLuca are executive producers of "Windy City Heat." The movie was produced by Jackhole Industries in association with COMEDY CENTRAL Films. ###





  [september 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[06/25/17 - 10:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC, FOX
A rebroadcast of "48 Hours" on the Eye leads the night in both categories.

[06/24/17 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Second Straight Week
"Dateline NBC" and a rebroadcast of "America's Got Talent" put the Peacock on top.

[06/23/17 - 10:01 AM]
ABC Sends "Still Star-Crossed" to Saturdays; Various Repeats to Fill Monday Slot
Look for "Celebrity Family Feud" this Monday, June 26 and "Battle of the Network Stars" on Monday, July 3.

[06/23/17 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Edges Demo Win Over ABC, NBC Summer Launches
The Alphabet and the Peacock fall just short of FOX's game show duo.

[06/23/17 - 08:03 AM]
Video: Have You Met the Incredible Jessica James? Get Your Chance July 28!
Jessica Williams stars in the latest Netflix original film.

[06/23/17 - 07:42 AM]
ESPN's NBA Draft Ratings Up 13 Percent
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 22.

[06/23/17 - 07:32 AM]
"Vice Special Report: A World in Disarray," Examining the Past, Present and Future of American Foreign Policy, Debuts July 21, Exclusively on HBO
The exclusive HBO presentation features interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter and others.

[06/23/17 - 07:27 AM]
Lifetime Moves Up "A Midsummer's Nightmare" Pilot Premiere to Friday, July 14
Said offering was previously scheduled for Friday, July 28.

[06/23/17 - 07:01 AM]
Conan O'Brien Returns to Comic-Con(R) International with All New Pop! Vinyl Figures from TBS and Funko
During the week of Comic-Con(R) International, "Conan" will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre on Wednesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 22.

[06/22/17 - 02:31 PM]
Sharon Leal Joins the Cast of New Drama Series "Instinct"
Leal will portray a friend of Lizzie's (Bojana Novakovic) who has recently been promoted to be their boss in the NYPD.

[06/22/17 - 01:43 PM]
TV Land's "Younger" Simulcasts Coast-to-Coast on June 28th and Launches Live Digital Aftershow
"Getting Younger," hosted by Taylor Strecker, will continue the enthusiastic fan conversation that occurs on social media every week and encourage viewers to submit questions and interact with other superfans and stars alike.

[06/22/17 - 01:23 PM]
HBO Partners with TRAP Karaoke to Promote "Insecure" and "Ballers"
Fans in Cincinnati, Charlotte and Houston will join cast members from both series for an advance double feature screening of the shows' season premieres.

[06/22/17 - 11:45 AM]
Hannah Hart Hits the Road for a Tasty Cross-Country Trip in New Food Network Series "I Hart Food"
The six-episode series launches Monday, August 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/22/17 - 11:06 AM]
Spike Announces New Docuseries "Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio," Premiering July 22 at 9pm ET/PT
The series is the tragic saga of these young women shrouded in a mystery that includes a dark underbelly of a struggling Midwest region plagued by drug and sex trafficking, and a system that seems to have failed to protect these women.

[06/22/17 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2017-2018 Season
Newcomer "The Orville" will kick things off with two special post-NFL airings on Sunday, September 10 and 17.