Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass have taken their faux feud with Joss Whedon to a whole new, utterly delightful level. As you may remember, earlier this week Whedon released a video calling for a preemptive boycott of the pair’s upcoming movie, Sleepwalk With Me, which opens next Friday in limited release. His reasoning? The movie is so good that it may well push his record-breaking blockbuster The Avengers off the measly 500 screens still showing it over three months after its release.
Birbiglia and Glass have created a response video that is just as absurdly wonderful as Whedon’s exhortation to “call your local art-house theater, get them to book Sleepwalk With Me so you can boycott it, too.” Proclaiming, “It’s on,” they detail their plan to out-earn The Avengers in a way that is both hilarious and (for the indie film fans among us) depressing. Click through for the second installment in what we hope will be an ongoing manufactured beef.