The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the action, the highlights, the endlessly amusing indie-celeb encounters in motion picture. We’re really excited about them. To be real for a second: The main objective behind The ‘Gum Bowl, aside from making the Earth a better place by benefitting The Adirondack Council, and capturing every moment so that we could share them with you, was FRIENDSHIP. We wanted people we love to love each other, by getting them to talk shit and drink and bowl. A huge thanks to the amazing roster of participants, some of whom were dealing with titanic commutes: Marnie Stern flew in from China just that morning, Class Actress’s Elizabeth Harper and Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo had just returned from tours of Europe, Kumail Nanjiani and Baron Vaughn both just hours  from moving to Los Angeles after having television shows green-lit. Thanks to them, and to everyone that participated.

There was a good vibe on set. There were four teams and three matches (a first round and a championship), and during down time, the bowlers mixed and mingled, drank maybe too much, hatched future collabs, fell in love. I hosted a Bowler’s Lounge where the cameras filmed and the teams talked about how much they loved charity and hated each other. This last set of tournament photos is about the action away from the lanes, the interviews, the Max Silvestri getting to know the Jon Glaser’s crotch.

Later today we’ll have a beautifully shot video of Woods’s headlining set, performing from At Echo Lake. For now, another great spread from photographer Ryan Muir.