NYC-based comedian Mark Malkoff has done a lot of crazy stuff, from getting 6-pack abs in 30 days to streaming 252 movies in 30 days on Netflix, bringing a goat into the Apple Store, living in an IKEA, living on an AirTran jet, sleeping over at celebrities’ homes and more. In his latest web video project, ‘The Bill Murray Show Starring Mark Malkoff,’ Mark is attempting to get Bill Murray to come have dinner at his Queens apartment.
Mark says, “I’ve always wanted to have Bill Murray over to my apartment for dinner, and I think he’d be a fantastic house guest. I hope he enjoys sushi and Wii bowling.” Mark kicked off the project at VidCon in Anaheim in June, when he called Bill Murray’s infamous 1-800 voicemail and had thousands of VidCon attendees (including me!) shout, “Hi, Bill!”
Mark points out on his Facebook page that the fact that the show launches today does not mean that Bill Murray has agreed to come to dinner. He writes, “One important piece of info: Bill Murray is not yet involved. The premise is me attempting to get Bill M. to have dinner w/ me in my apartment in Queens. The weekly show doesn’t end until it happens. It could be a LONG series.”
For this reason, Mark needs your help! He will be relying on viewers to help get the word out via social media. Through Facebook, Twitter, and coverage of his weekly show on My Damn Channel, Mark is hoping to make the Murray dinner happen. He’s also taking hashtag suggestions from Twitter users. The best suggestion will become the official hashtag for the project.
While Mark is waiting to hear from Bill Murray, he will be interviewing guests on the show that have had Bill Murray encounters. Dream guests include Bill Murray’s stand-in from ‘Groundhog Day’ and the key grip from ‘Ghostbusters.’ If anyone thinks they can help, let Mark know! Call the Bill Murray Tip Hotline at 212-574-7996. And in the meantime, check out the first episode below.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.