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“FOOD CO-OP” Web/TV FREE Comedy Screening
August 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Free of Charge • Must RSVP • Light Snacks & Refreshments
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Join comedian and Brattleboro Food Co-op Shareholder, Willy Appelman on
Friday, August 27th from 5-6pm for the screening of a comedy pilot called “Food Co-op”.
There will be complimentary light snacks and drinks, and an opportunity afterward for attendees to share their own comedic Co-op stories.
Preview the trailer now…
“Food Co-op” is an episodic comedy series for Web/TV that focuses on a local Food Co-op and the relationships and people who are part of it.
Appelman, who was raised in Southern Vermont and based in Brooklyn, NY, was inspired to create the piece after being a working member of the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, NY for over a decade. “This show is an extension of what I’ve always done, examined small things that have affected my life and created stories about them,” said Appleman, the co-creator, director and co-writer of “Food Co-op”.
Appelman said of the pilot: “In the 11 years that I’ve been working, shopping and contributing to The Park Slope Food Coop, I’ve realized how unique, bizarre and essential The Co-op has been to my life and I see the stories within it. As a filmmaker, comedian and actor, I hope “Food Co-op” makes people think, laugh and get involved in their local Food Cooperative.”
Please note: Viewer discretion advised. “Food Co-op”contains adult-based comedy themes and may not be appropriate for younger viewers.
Willy is a Vermont-raised comedian, director, and producer. He also happens to be an active Shareholder of the Brattleboro Food Co-op.
Willy has been featured on NBC’s Bring The Funny performing original characters, and has appeared in videos for Comedy Central, Sesame Street, Budweiser, TruTV, and Google.
His writing, acting, and directing have been featured on The Today Show, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and NPR’s “All Things Considered”. He is a member of The Story Pirates, Pipeline Theatre Company, and Ten Bones Theatre Company. During quarantine, he wrote, directed, produced, and performed in 36 comedy videos for Fast Company.
Aside from his career, Willy and his wife ave been active members of The Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, NY for 10 years, and currently are active member shareholders of the Brattleboro Food Co-op. The Co-op experience inspired them to create Food Co-op, a comedy show which takes a look into the lives of a Brooklyn-based, member owned and operated food store, focusing on the relationships of people and the stories he has created around them.
Willy began this project in 2019 (pre-pandemic) and as such the second episode is filmed remotely.