In the upcoming indie horor/comedy Dying to Kill, written by Koji Steven Sakai and comedian Dwayne Perkins, a paint-by-numbers stand-up comic has four jokes to captor laugh or die trying. The debut feature from award-winning filmmaker Raymond C. Lai, starring Perkins and Lynn Chen, is described as "Misery meets The King of Comedy," and is set to start shooting this spring.
To raise some of the budget for the project, instead of the usual crowdfunding strategy, the team behind Dying to Kill is producing a comedy show. It makes sense. Dwayne Perkins, a regular on Conan and The Tonight Show, will be shooting an Hour Comedy Special this Sunday, January 11 in the Tateuchi Democracy Theater at the Japanese American National Museum. Proceeds from the show will go towards supporting Dying to Kill.
Here's some more information:
Dwayne Perkins Hour Comedy Special
January 11, 2015
5 pm and 7 pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Who is Dwayne Perkins?
Dwayne Perkins, a regular on Conan and correspondent for Jay Leno, tapes his hour special in the Tateuchi Democracy Theater at the Japanese American National Museum. Come see Dwayne perform a few of his classic bits along with many new classics never seen on TV.
What's Dying to Kill About?
A paint by the numbers stand-up comic who has four jokes to make his captor laugh or die trying. Think of it as Misery meets The King of Comedy.
Who's involved in Dying to Kill?
Dwayne Perkins is the lead actor and my co-writer
Raymond C Lai is the director (this will be his directorial debut)
Lynn Chen will be a lead actor
Stanley Yung/Michelle Sugihara will be producing it
To purchase tickets to the show, head over to Brown Paper Tickets. For more information about Dying to Kill, follow updates on the film's Facebook page. You can also check out Raymond Lai's award-winning short At Your Convenience, starring Randall Park and Dwayne Perkins.