FOOD PARTY, a fantastical, food-centric series created and hosted by Brooklyn fringe artist, Thu Tran, and a motley mix of unruly puppets who serve as her culinary crew, is coming to IFC June 9 at 11:15 p.m. ET/PT. This six-part IFC Original Comedy’s hallucinatory hijinks will be served in 10-minute episodes (or bites, if you will) during IFC’s Tuesday night AUTOMAT programming block.
In their surreal live-action cartoon-like universe, Thu and friends create out-of-this-world delicacies with ingredients commonly found in the average kitchen, like pretzel rods, Ostrich eggs, chicken wings, caramel, pork chops, nuts, bizarre plot twists, MSG, pizza, and love.
FOOD PARTY’s humble origins began in Cleveland, where Thu and a group of fellow grads from the Cleveland Institute of Art rented a cheap studio and began working on a public-access-inspired cooking puppet show. After posting two episodes online, Thu relocated to Brooklyn in hopes of expanding her artistic vision for the show. Thu and her crew of friends built another set inside their apartment and created more online episodes. A cult web audience quickly caught on to the webseries. Features in New York Magazine’s Grub Street section, and the popular blog Gothamist led to more wide-spread attention. The webseries won the ‘Outside of the Box” prize at the 2008 NY Television Festival, a new award given to the most innovative and genre-expanding pilot in competition.
FOOD PARTY will be served in the IFC AUTOMAT, a Tuesday night programming destination designed to appeal to a younger male audience, packed with uncut, uncensored programming including network premieres, originals, shorts, web shows, anime and more. Check it out TONIGHT! 🙂