Dwayne Perkins + Raymond C. Lai + Dying to Kill

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

From the release:

Los Angeles, California - Dwayne Perkins, a regular guest on Conan O’Brien, as well as a correspondent for Jay Leno, is thrilled to announce his hour special being taped at the Tateuchi Democracy Theater in the Japanese American National Museum. Perkins will be performing several of his classic bits along with many new classics that have never been seen on TV before. Proceeds will go to support Dying to Kill, a feature film starring Perkins himself and will be the directorial debut of Raymond C. Lai. This special event will be on Sunday, January 11, 2015. General admission is only $25, but guests are encouraged to donate more to help Dying to Kill’s budget.

Described by the filmmakers themselves, Dying to Kill’s plot centers around 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,” states sources close to the film. “Schafer Jones, loyal husband and serviceable comedian, is in a functional rut telling jokes that pay the bills, but don’t inspire or challenge audiences. His wife, Tracy Jones, and manager/best friend, Jeff Pringle, have been with Schafer through thick and thin. They think Schafer is the funniest guy they know and it breaks their hearts to see him reduced to a human bad joke karaoke machine. Things take a sudden left turn when Schafer is abducted, tortured, and forced to reach new comedic heights or watch his friends and family slaughtered before his very eyes. Can Schafer please his abductor and save his loved ones? The answer is a full-length motion picture of suspense, surprises, and non-stop laughs.”

Raymond C. Lai is an award-winning filmmaker with an MFA in production from the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts. Known for his strong character work and comedic prowess, he has garnered fans worldwide with his thesis film “At Your Convenience,” which he co-wrote, directed, and executive produced. Dying to Kill marks his feature film directorial debut and his second foray into genre filmmaking, which he adores.

For more information about Dwayne Perkins and Dying to Kill, you can like the film on Facebook. Dying to Kill’s Facebook page features production notes, in-depth information, and updates on the film’s anticipated release. The Dwayne Perkins Hour Comedy Special is sure to bring down the house and lift your spirits. Contribute to this good cause by supporting the making of this highly anticipated motion picture.

To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/985596.

Dying to Kill was co-written by Koji Steven Sakai.