For those of you who fancy yourself to be in-the-know urbanites, you can’t hold a candle to Timothy ‘Speed’ Levitch.
Speed is a living treasure of New York City. He was made famous thanks to a scene in Richard Linklater’s psychedelic philosophical classic Waking Life.
However, the true grandeur of Speed Levitch couldn’t be contained in a simple cameo.Waking Life wasn’t the first time mass audiences met Speed. Rather, it was in the documentary film The Cruise that Speed made his first big screen appearance. It is also possibly one of the all-time best films about New York City ever made.
You can watch the entire wonderful documentary, The Cruise, right here.
Linklater teamed-up with Speed again to make a mini-series on Hulu called Up To Speed, this time touring the entire U.S. and, in the process, delivering new audiences to Speed’s deep knowledge of history, improvisational hyper-poetic style, and unparalleled humor.
He’s also written a book about NYC called Speedology, which is overflowing with utterly unique jokes and insights about life in the Big Apple.
He also just uploaded a video from a recent tour in Midtown that you can watch here.
If you’re in New York City (or Kansas City), you can book a tour with him (which you probably should do before the 29th).
Take heed, Disinfonauts.
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