Newswire: Tim and Eric announce their first book and self-help tour

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have hung their television hats and dropped their movie pants. But now they’ve put on something new: author gloves. Zone Theory, a self-help book of sorts, is the newest creative effort from the absurdist comedy duo. The book promises to “instantly provide wellness, happiness, and total, absolute fulfillment”, according to a press release announcing the project.

The whole thing is an obvious send-up of the world of new age spiritualism—well, mainly Scientology—presented in the quintessential Tim and Eric milieu. The press release promises “an array of design elements-charts, photographs, sidebars, and ‘advertisements’” that recall the psychedelic mixed-media approach of Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!.

The tome of enlightenment will manifest itself on July 7. To coincide with the release, Tim and Eric are going on tour; touted as “self-help lectures,” the shows should complement the book in an appropriately cult-like …

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