Timothy Richard Heidecker (born February 3, 1976) and Eric Alexander Wareheim (born April 7, 1976), Tim & Eric for short, are a comedy/video art duo who specialize in antihumor. They met as undergraduates at Temple University in Philadelphia (Eric is from nearby Norristown, while Tim is from Allentown, a bit further away). They are best known for their [adult swim] shows Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, and Beef House, as well as the 2012 film Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie and its upcoming sequel Tim & Eric's Trillion Dollar Movie. In addition, they also:
- Loosed a couple of ads for Old Spice featuring actor and former NFL linebacker Terry Crews upon a mostly-unsuspecting public.
- Helped to promote the cult following of Tommy Wiseau's The Room, by featuring him as a "guest director" and introducing the movie on Adult Swim.
- Additionally helped to promote Birdemic by doing the same, launching the film into infamy.
- Acted in The Comedy, an indie film starring Heidecker as a sociopathic hipster man child, along with Wareheim, Gregg Turkington and James Murphy as his equally jaded "friends".
- Directed several predictably bizarre music videos, for artists such as Ben Folds, Depeche Mode, Maroon 5, MGMT, and Major Lazer. In addition, they directed a 15-minute-long version of Professor Genki's Super-Ethical Reality Climax to promote Saints Row: The Third.
Known for their unique brand of comedy (if it can even be called comedy) which incorporates surreality, both humorous and horrifying, if not outright nightmarish, as well as deliberately egregious visuals in the style of tacky amateur videography, complete with Bad "Bad Acting". As a result, they and their works are fiercely polarizing, mostly in the classic form of "either you get it or you don't." Their own statement on Awesome Show is that it was "the nightmare version of television."
Oh, and by the way: Yes, those were made on drugs. Just not when they were working.