Over the next few weeks Philly comedy audiences will be treated to Shark Tank: The Final Episode, which is “definitely not a Shark Tank parody.” So what is it? It’s the brainchild of Sean Keegan-Landis and Max Sittenifeld and has been dubbed a sketch comedy reality show. With the look and feel of a live taping of a TV show, “Shark Tank”: TFE ping pongs between on-stage and video elements. Eight new fake commercials, including the one below, by show creators Max Sittenfield and Sean Keegan-Landis are peppered throughout the one hour event.
There’s plenty of reality TV shows to definitely not parody, so why Shark Tank? “One day I thought, ‘Hey, I could write a Shark Tank script,’” mumbles co-creator Sittenfield. “Then I thought, ‘Wow, that’s really dumb.’ So I spent the next 60 weeks writing it.” Co-creater Keegan-Landis whines, “When Max asked me to help write this, I had never seen an episode of Shark Tank. To this day, I still have not seen an episode. It’s become a point of pride now. Yeah, I’m kind of obnoxious.”
The show has brought together a large assortment of Philly talent. Nearly 57 comedians (54) combine as actors, producers, directors, cinematographers, animators, graphic designers, stage combat trainers, web developers, craft services, and three pretty boys to provide the show’s various stage and screen components.
Shark Tank: The Final Episode will make its debut at Good Good Comedy Theatre on Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th. You can see more promo videos by clicking here.