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Bachelorette Breakdown

Bachelorette Breakdown

Comedian/journalist Ben Oddo infiltrates the Bridal Industrial Complex

By Kristin Whittlesey

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You hate them. You love to hate them. You really hate getting stuck behind a group of them on a pedal tavern, woo-ing their way through downtown, when you’re late for a meeting.

They’re the bachelorettes, and they’re everywhere, and local comedian Ben Oddo wants you to know a lot more about them.

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On Sept. 22, Oddo will release Nashville Bachelorettes: A Ben Oddo Investigation. The satirical short film, billed as “60 Minutes meets The Daily Show,” follows Oddo as he goes behind-the-scenes into the belly of the bridal beast.

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Oddo will be familiar to some of you, as a veteran of the local comedy scene. He and Morey Hill co-hosted web series The Ben and Morey Show, an “untelevised late-night talk show,” for three and a half years, interviewing such local luminaries as novelist/bookstore owner Ann Patchett, Tennessee Titans veteran/TSU football coach/actor Eddie George, former Nashville radio host/Bachelor in Paradise bartender Wells Adams, and many more.

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Now Oddo turns his gimlet eye to our plague of party princesses. Are the bachelorettes an easy target? Yes. Does this movie look funny as hell? Also yes

The 30-minute film debuts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Belcourt Theater. Tickets are $20, and include a panel discussion and audience Q&A, plus an after-party at Neighbors Sylvan Park.

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Nashville Bachelorettes: A Ben Oddo Investigation website

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