If you have not yet seen the hilarious Danish comedy Klown, you should fix that immediately. The film is filled with lots of great awkward dirty moments, almost all of which are matched with a surprising amount of heart. As soon as you finish with the film, you can then move on to watching the 60 episode Klown television show that preceded it, all of which are now available in North America via Drafthouse Films.
From the press release:
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today the acquisition of North American rights to the international hit Danish comedy series "Klown." Originally airing from 2005-2009, "Klown" was the basis of last year's multi-award-winning comedy feature of the same name, which The Village Voice hailed as "the funniest movie of the year." Audiences will now have a chance to see the complete 60-episode series exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus beginning today and via digital download packages direct from official website www.klown.tv starting on July 23.
"Klown" follows two wildly inappropriate friends - played by celebrated comedians
Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen (screenwriters for Sacha Baron Cohen'supcoming feature The Lesbian) as they plow through endless jaw-dropping misadventures and boundary-busting debaucheries. "When we started the series," Frank Hvam told the New York Times in 2012, "we made a list of 20 taboos, from racial issues to cannibalism to pedophilia to cancer; all kinds of terrible things." They then addressed each, episode by episode. When the feature film version of "Klown" debuted in Denmark, it was that year's top-grossing film at the box office next to Avatar. Warner Brothers has recently tapped Klown for an English language remake with Todd Phillips (The Hangover series), producing, written by and starring Danny McBride(This Is The End, HBO's "Eastbound And Down").
"No subject is too taboo for this incredibly hilarious and utterly fearless series," says Drafthouse Films' Creative Director Evan Husney, "and ever since we released the feature Klown last summer, the demand for the original TV series has been high. We couldn't be more excited to drop more of Frank and Casper's bar-raising hilarity on unsuspecting American audiences."
The deal was negotiated by Tim League and James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Susan Wendt of Trust Nordisk on behalf of the series' producers.
So you can watch all 60 episodes on Hulu or Hulu Plus right now. The rest will be available as digital downloads starting July 23. Judging from the trailer above, the show looks just as great as the movie, and I personally can't wait to plow through the whole shebang.