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)





[07/27/16 - 01:39 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Nine Series, Including "Black Mirror," "Chef's Table: France," "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" and More
Plus: "Chelsea," Lady Dynamite" and "Real Rob" to all return for second seasons.

[07/27/16 - 01:31 PM]
Multi-Award Winner Laura Linney Stars Alongside Jason Bateman in New Netflix Original Drama Series "Ozark"
Grounded in dark reality, this money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks.

[07/27/16 - 01:11 PM]
Nickelodeon to Feature First Lady Michelle Obama in an All-New Episode of "All in with Cam Newton," Airing Friday, July 29, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
In this episode, Cam Newton takes 10-year old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, who talks to Rosie about her dream of one day becoming President of the United States.

[07/27/16 - 01:02 PM]
Suspense Thriller and Six-Part Television Event "Wolf Creek" to Premiere This October Only on Pop
The TV series stars John Jarratt, who reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback - except this time, things are different.

[07/27/16 - 12:31 PM]
Spike Backs "Bar" Business and Star Jon Taffer
The fifth season of "Bar Rescue" will debut on August 7, with the additional "Back to the Bar" specials airing throughout the "Bar Rescue" run of original episodes on Sunday nights.

[07/27/16 - 11:31 AM]
"The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" 2016 Comic-Con Trailers Rack Up a Record 25 Million Views in Four Days
Since their release on Friday afternoon in San Diego, the season seven trailer for "The Walking Dead" has notched 17.6 million total views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com.

[07/27/16 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" - Date Announcement - Netflix
The four-part event premieres Friday, November 25 on the streaming service.

[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Developing "Peep Show" Series Based on UK Comedy Created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
With the original series having aired its ninth and final season for Channel 4 in the UK, series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will be consulting producers on the US adaptation.

[07/27/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases Extended Trailer and Key Art from Its New Scripted Original Series, "StartUp," Starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero
Launching Tuesday, September 6, the series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunistic streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

[07/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
The Wild, Wild West Meets Its Match with Animal Planet's "North Woods Law: Washington State"
The series, formerly known as "Rugged Justice," returns Thursday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/27/16 - 08:06 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Celebrates National Parks 100th on August 28
The one-hour special tells the story of how this radical idea evolved into an enduring mission shaped by the creativity, resourcefulness and passion of individual Americans.

[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
CMT Announces Season Two Pickup of Hit Comedy "Still the King"
The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/16 - 01:51 PM]
Bravo Media Delivers a Dramatic Two-Night "Shahs of Sunset" Reunion Airing Tuesday, August 2 at 9PM ET/PT and Wednesday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen sits down with Reza Farahan, Asa Soltan Rahmati, Mike Shouhed, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Shervin Roohparvar to discuss - or debate - this season's most "shah"-king moments.