Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss and Do Things with Him is unlike any book I've ever read. While it's true I don't ready many books in the humor genre, this was quite the entertainment and I was surprised to like it as much as I did. I thought the book was not only funny, but carefully constructed, well-written. Though the book is a satire, it's smart too and well-plotted. The book introduces Hank and Larry, two hilarious cohorts--think Dumb and Dumber--whose sort of undefeated optimism I found to be quite endearing, if not, almost a little sad at times due to how unwavering and clueless they are. I'm sure this book is not for everyone. It's dark, edgy, and completely different, but if you like Jackass-like stunts and unique, yet humorous fiction with a distinct voice, you'll enjoy this one!
Hank and Larry are performance artists in San Francisco's underground performance art scene. But when the mind-numbing grind of their corporate jobs drives them over the edge, they plot the ultimate revenge: to kidnap their company’s billionaire CEO and brainwash him into becoming a manic performance artist.
Fueled by the author's performance art background, Two Performance Artists is a screwball dark comedy about best friends determined to tackle the American Dream with fish guts, duct tape, and a sticky AK-47.
Two Performance Artists is the first performance art novel by a working performance artist, tackling themes like fame, narcissism, and criticism, which are all timely in our "watch me!" age of reality TV, Instagram, and YouTube.
A first-round finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest, the book straddles several genres—it's a madcap adventure, a pulpy action novel, a caper comedy, and a "bromance" for sure. One early reviewer called it "Office Space meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Jackass."
Performance artist SCOTCH WICHMANN was launched into the American art scene 23 years ago with his debut piece, SNORTING MOUSE FUR, and he’s been going strong ever since. Nominated with his performance troupe for Best Comedy and Best Stunt at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, his work has become known for its surrealism, physical endurance, and Dadaist comedy at galleries and fringe festivals around the world.
For more about Scotch, visit:
Website and blog: www.scotchcomedy.com
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