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Vaudevisuals interview with Robert Prichard – “Surf Reality”

[Translate]  The interview with SURF REALITY  co-founder Robert Prichard Performers who played Surf Reality include: (A Who’s Who of the downtown performing arts scene) Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Louis Black, Rick Shapiro, Jeff Ross, Judah Friedlander, Sarah Gold, Sonya Sohn, Michael Portnoy, Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Night They Raided Minsky’s”

[Translate] When I was a student at SVA studying Film Production I spent a day walking around the neighborhood and found a film set which had been created on West 26th Street. They had reconstructed an old 1920’s neighborhood to Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “The Comic Mind” – Gerald Mast

[Translate] Back Cover of The Comic Mind ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Table of Contents Introduction Pt. I: Assumptions, Definitions, and Categories 1. Comic Structures 2. Comic Thought 3. Comic Films—Categories and Definitions Pt. II: Primitives 4. Jests, Tricks, and Read the full article…

Joel Jeske – Lessons in Comedy Performance!

[Translate] I usually don’t use this space to promote events, BUT this one is SPECIAL! Joel Jeske is teaching a class in ‘Comedy Performance.’ I sat down with Joel yesterday, and he mapped out the classes and what he would Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals interview with “The Umbilical Brothers”.

[Translate] SPEEDMOUSE (re-squeaked)! 1 Week Left. See it before it closes! Sitting on stage at Theatre 80 with David Collins and Shane Dundas (aka The Umbilical Brothers) was great fun! Their energy and animated gestures kept me laughing almost the Read the full article…

Clown Documentary for American Theater Wing

[Translate] Directed by Margarita Jimeno. This delightful documentary shares the love of clown from the perspective of Clowns! Slava Polunin(Snow Show), David Shiner(Old Hats), Joel Jeske(Big Apple Circus), and Brent Mcbeth(Big Apple Circus) discuss clowning with wonderful footage of their performances. Read the full article…

Ethyl Eichelberger @Mike’s Talent Show – Bottom Line

[Translate] Mike’s Talent Show @The Bottom Line I have been combing thru my ‘archives’  lately and found these wonderful shots I took of Ethyl Eichelberger. She was one of the many performers featured at “Mike’s Talent Show” at The Bottom Read the full article…

Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue – Feb. 6th, 2017 @ Dixon Place

[Translate] THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE Hosting the evening’s entertainment was ‘Magic Brian’. First up was the ‘Amazing HouDino’ performing a wonderful card trick with his father Magic Brian. HouDino carefully selected a card as audience volunteer looks on. Read the full article…

Vaudevisuals Bookshelf – “Notes on a Cowardly Lion”

[Translate] Notes on a Cowardly Lion by John Lahr Back Cover First published in 1969, Notes on a Cowardly Lion has established itself as one of the best-ever show business biographies. Drawing on his father’s recollections and on the memories Read the full article…

Smith & Dale – Vaudeville Comedy Duo

[Translate] Smith & Dale My Treasured ‘Signed photograph’  from Joe Smith. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I met Joe Smith (Feb. 16, 1884 – Feb 22, 1981) at “The Conference on Popular Entertainment.” (1978) a convention produced at the New York Read the full article…