Bobcat Goldthwait and Jimmy Kimmel team to produce 'Joe Schmo'-like "reality film" for Comedy Central
By Reality TV World staff, 09/22/2003
Comedy Central and Jackhole Industries have teamed-up to pull one of the greatest and most elaborate prank ever played. Premiering Sunday, October 12, at 9 PM on Comedy Central, "Windy City Heat" is a two-hour original reality film that is the climax to a decade-long practical joke played on its "star" Perry Caravello.
"Windy City Heat" is a movie-within-a-movie -- a real-life "Truman Show." Perry's friends/tormentors/co-stars, Don Barris and Tony Barbieri, have been promising Perry a starring vehicle for more than seven years. Perry's ego knows no bounds. Though he lacks any measure of talent or charisma, he believes he is a star because he wants to believe. Hidden and "documentary" cameras record Perry's every move as he wins the lead role of "Stone Fury," a hardboiled "sports private eye" in a movie called "Windy City Heat." What Perry doesn't realize is that there is no movie called "Windy City Heat." No one around him is who he or she says they are. Every actor, every cameraman, every PA and producer is in cahoots to manipulate our susceptible, egomaniacal, fame-hungry star.
Actors/comedians Don Barris and Tony Barbieri have been laying the groundwork for this mother of all pranks for more than 10 years. "Windy City Heat" also stars Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly, Adam Carolla, Tom Kenny, William "The Refrigerator" Perry, Dane Cook and many other actors too obscure to mention. Bobcat Goldthwait both co-stars and directs.
Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla are executive producers of "Windy City Heat." The movie is produced by Jackhole Industries in association with Comedy Central Films.