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Andy Bichlbaum

Andy Bichlbaum

  • 2015 — Special Guest, Filmmaker
  • 2011 — Speaker, Special Guest
Andy Bichlbaum, along with his cohort Mike Bonanno, has been called “the Jonathan Swift of the Jackass generation" by author Naomi Klein. Well known in his role as one of The Yes Men, Bichlbaum infiltrates the world of big business and smuggles out shocking and hilarious stories. Armed with nothing but thrift store suits, The Yes Men impersonate big-time corporate evildoers in order to draw attention to their crimes against humanity and the environment, helping raise awareness and build public pressure for change. These irreverent tactics have a proven track record of hijacking public dialogue worldwide about issues of the day — free trade, global capitalism and now the end of a livable planet — and have called out such heavyweights as the World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil and Halliburton, as documented in their previous award-winning films The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World (Mountainfilm 2009). The Yes Men Are Revolting (Mountainfilm 2015) adds to their hit list some of the biggest climate criminals, hilariously targeting such planet-plundering entities as Shell Oil, Gazprom Oil and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As a result of his two decades of work, Bichlbaum has discovered that tackling hard-boiled issues with huge dollops of laughter is a powerful tool for change, and The Yes Men want everyone to get involved in the fight.