Tim and Eric Awesome Show

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Tim and Eric Awesome Show

Waterloo Park, Nov. 9

The performance kicked off with a song ostensibly called "Diarrhea," which was repeated, uh, ad nauseam for five-plus minutes in nude-colored bodysuits covering flabby frames that also sported giant, fake genitalia. This is what Tim and Eric fans have come to expect; hit 'em with the poop stuff up front. They've become a cult Internet phenom, where characters and skits are instantly recognized. However, in a festival setting, on a stage next to a punk rock band, showing videos of naked men showering fails to translate, visually or aurally. Show fave Casey (Tim Heidecker) and his brother (Eric Wareheim) came out for a few uncomfortable songs, backed by a video featuring "Dr. Alan Thicke" (just regular Alan Thicke) shilling apples that let you sleep 15 minutes before you get ... yes, diarrhea. What seems weird and edgy on television comes off sophomoric at a festival.

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