09/08/2010 02:56 pm ET | Updated Jan 07, 2013

Five Days in the Bathroom

New York, NY-- Comedian/filmmaker Mark Malkoff is one of the millions of people who suffer from the life sucking pain of a serious internet addiction. His solution was to go on a five-day online cleanse with no internet. But Mark needed to be in a location where there would be zero distractions or temptations. And that place was located... in his BATHROOM. This is where he remained locked away 24/7 from August 23 until August 28. No email. No Twitter. No Facebook. No iPhone. No laptop. No landline. No internet.

  • Mark had a long list of things he wanted to get accomplished while in the bathroom. A few of the things included memorizing the location of every country in the world, learning how to play "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on guitar, memorizing all the U.S. Presidents in order, learning how to knit, and writing a love letter to his wife.

  • Mark slept at night in his bathtub in a sleeping bag
  • Mark's wife, Christine, was horrified that she had to go to the bathroom in the same room as Mark
  • While cutting off internet was initially painful for Mark, gradually over the five days he was able to appreciate living a slower life and improved his concentration.
  • "5 Days in the Bathroom" premieres today on