Screening followed by Q&A with Connor Ratliff and his campaign team, moderated by Chris Gethard.
A gripping chronicle of the 2012 presidential election seen through the prism of independent candidate Connor Ratliff, whose entire platform is based on meeting the Constitutional age requirement. For this thrilling, behind-closed-doors account of his underdog campaign, Ratliff captures the raw, visceral ups-and-downs of his quixotic quest for the highest office in the land.
Ratliff's crack team of consultants—from able-minded press secretary Langan Kingsley to neophyte campaign manager Noah Forman and insubordinate pollster Will Hines—inject a savvy, energetic spirit of candor and spontaneity into the process of campaigning. Along the way, he debates Jimmy McMillan on live television and convinces a guest actor from the TV show Friends to be his running mate, but is it enough to win the White House?
A vivid document of a political moment whose truths ("I am old enough to be president") still ring in our ears. We caught up with Ratliff earlier in the year, and you can watch the interview here.
Q&A moderated by Chris Gethard.
Special guests include Nicole Drespel, Noah Forman, Keith Haskel, Kevin Hines, Will Hines, Langan Kingsley, Cathryn Mudon and Orlando Olier.
Part of our Campaign for the American Conversation series.
Connor Ratliff is a member of The Stepfathers, who perform every Friday night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He was recently described by The New York Times as a "veteran comedian." He is a frequent contributor to The Chris Gethard Show and co-creator of the webseries "I'm Too Fragile For This." He has been running for President for over a year and you can see all of his various campaign ads and television appearances on The Internet. He will soon be 45th President Of The United States Of America.
Chris Gethard is an actor, comedian, and writer as well as the star and creator of The Chris Gethard Show In addition to numerous appearances on Comedy Central, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, MTV's Human Giant, CollegeHumor.com and FunnyorDie.com, he is a longtime performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He is the author of the several books including his critically acclaimed memoir, A Bad Idea I'm About To Do.