We’ve all been through adolescence! That awkward time full of first loves, first heartache, and a whole host of different embarrassing situations. Most of us try to keep those times to ourselves and lock them away in a part of our brain that we don’t have to think about again, and maybe we write them in a diary at best if we absolutely have to get them out of our heads. None of us in a million years would think about getting up on stage in front of an audience full of strangers and share those secrets while a camera films us…or would we?
Mortified Nation is exactly that. It is a documentary about adults who chose to share their most embarrassing anecdotes and childhood writings in front of complete strangers. The documentary was shot at different stages and shown throughout the country, and has had regular public screenings since, including a Q&A with cast and crew. Its purpose is said to explore the notion that when one person shares an embarrassing story, others feel much more comfortable doing the same. It’s true, if you think about it. How many times have you sat with your friends and, maybe, one of them has chosen to share something embarrassing? It starts off a chain effect with other members of your group, who are then feeling comfortable enough to share too. This is exactly what Mortified Nation is about. The show has travelled throughout the country as well as being featured on many different television channels, and it has created a lot of media buzz ever since.
The show is one of the many screenings around Hollywood and is being presented at iO West —LA’s home of the best in improv comedy— on February 16th beginning at 6pm, and tickets are $10 each. So if you want to be taken back to those awkward teenage years, laugh the night away, and maybe even share some of your own embarrassing stories, then buy your tickets today.