IFC show featuring Baltimoreans, including Dan Deacon, to premiere Friday
"Young, Broke and Beautiful," the IFC travel show that filmed an episode in Baltimore in March, will broadcast that episode Friday.
An IFC spokeswoman said that while host Stuart Schuffman - aka Broke-Ass Stuart - was in town, he went "to see singer Landis Expandis’ boom box collection, gets a taste of crabs, parties with the locals, listens in on a rhyme fest with Ms Streamz (sic), visits Mink Stole at the American Visionary Museum, attends a live hypnotherapy performance and moves his body at a live show with Dan Deacon."
In March, Schuffman taped a semi-secret performance at the Bell Foundry that featured Deacon, Jimmy Joe Roche, Ed Schrader, the Santa Dads, and keyboard-and-trumpet duo The Creepers. They also taped a Double Dagger show.
Billed as IFC's answer to Vice's travel series, the show "infiltrates the underground of American cities to find the hidden, cheap and carefully guarded secrets that aren't in any guidebooks," according to the network, which has ordered six episodes. Upcoming episodes are built around Detroit and Memphis, among others.
The show has already been criticized for promoting poverty tourism.
The Baltimore episode will air Friday on IFC at 11 p.m.
Photo: Schuffman peddling one of his $15 t-shirts (via)