Thursday, January 22, 2009

Robot Johnson Teams With Light Factory as Zombies Take Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – Robot Johnson (, Charlotte's premier
sketch comedy troupe, has partnered with The Light Factory to perform
as the "guerilla arm" of its marketing strategy for "American Zombie –
George A. Romero's Film Revolution," a weekend-long tribute to
filmmaker and zombie movie godfather George Romero. The troupe will
perform, write material and give interviews in the six weeks leading
up to "American Zombie."

"It's not every day you get an opportunity like this," says Brandon
Ballard, writer and performer with Robot Johnson since its inception.
"We're really acting as the face of George Romero. Well, until George
Romero gets here. Then George Romero will be the face of George

The Light Factory presents "American Zombie – George A. Romero's Film
Revolution" February 20 – 22. Events and film screenings will take
place around Charlotte, including:

February 20th: Special signing with George A. Romero at Heroes Aren't
Hard to Find
Opening night screening: Night of the Living Dead at McGlohon Theatre

February 21st: Screenings: Season of the Witch and Martin at
McGlohon Theatre
Screening: Diary of the Dead at Amos' Southend Music Hall

February 22nd: Seminar: "One on One with George A. Romero" at
EpiCentre Theatres
Screenings: Dawn of the Dead and The Crazies at EpiCentre Theatres

For more information, please visit

Robot Johnson is Charlotte's premier sketch comedy troupe, giving the
Queen City good humor by bad people. Performances are Saturday nights
at 10:00 pm at the Charlotte Comedy Theatre, located in back of The
Graduate's Plaza and Central Ave. location. For more information,
please visit or call 704-640-ROJO (7656).