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Glitter Gutter @ The Slipper Room – August 17, 2016

The Slipper Room is a great performance space! Like a ‘speakeasy’ in the Lower East Side.

Beautifully decorated and intimate as well. Most of the shows there are of a ‘burlesque’ nature.

I was there on Wednesday and photographed the ‘variety acts’ since this blog is all about ‘eccentric variety’.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_015Mel Frye (James Habacker) hosts the show Glitter Gutter every Wednesday evening at 10 pm.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_012Mel Frye – the host is a rather eccentric character that proclaims to be driven around in a limo with a chauffeur.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_070Ellie Steingraeber – Hula Hoop mistress of madness performs a wild finale.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_102Strap aerialist ‘Amadeus’ was wonderful in his ‘audition’ for the show.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_106Gal Friday started her act off with a nice tame ‘bump and grind’.
2016.08.17.GlitterGut_132Carla Rhodes with Cecil Sinclair were hysterical.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_139Velvet Crayon prepares his tongue for the upcoming pickle sucking portion of the act.

The Slipper Room has several shows each evening. Be sure to check out their calendar here.

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Hovey Burgess 75th Birthday Spectacular at Dixon Place – A Celebration!


Hovey Burgess speaks at the Opening of his Birthday Celebration.

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Cover of Souvenir Program

List of Acts performing at Spectacular Birthday Party

Phil Marsh, Jen Slaw, Kristin Olness, Dick Monday, Carla Rhodes, Zero Boy, Valerie Benoit, Trixie Little, Boo Boo Darlin, Michael Davis, Tara Quinn, Pinkie Special, Keith Nelson, Michelle Dortignac, Tanya Gagne, Lil’ Miss Lixx, Logan Kerr.

See Full Program here!

 2015.09.07_HoveyB.196Hovey opened the show with a nice talk. (see  video above)

Stephanie Monseu host the evening’s festivities.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.224Phil Marsh led the show off with a great rendition of Country Joe McDonald’s song. (see video)

2015.09.07_HoveyB.240Jen Slaw performed a beautiful cigar box and ball routine.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.342Kristin Olness performed an exquisite aerial hoop act.

Dick Monday played the saw and touched the audience’s funny bone in his unique way.

Carla Rhones and Cecil Sinclair tore up the house with the ‘Donald Trump’ impersonation.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.447-2Zero Boy performed a hysterical ‘Road Runner’ cartoon with his vocal sound fx and physical comedy.

Valerie Benoit and Tristan Nielsen performed a lyrical acrobatic act that was amazing.

Trixie Little and Boo Boo Darlin were the B’day cake surprises for Hovey.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.519Hovey looks on as Trixie and Boo Boo get ready to ‘bake the cake’ for Hovey.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.532The brilliant comedian Michael Davis was hilarious.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.545He explained to the audience that he wanted to do his ‘pingpongball’ act but Hovey insisted on juggling.

Michael Davis at Dixon PlaceMichael Davis’ finale was  juggling a machete, meat cleaver and hachet.

Tara Quinn at Dixon PlaceTara Quinn performed an amazing physical balance/contortion act.

Pinkie Special performed her hysterically physical ‘twirler’ act.

Keith Nelson at Dixon PlaceKeith Nelson introduces the audience to the sword and how deep it goes.

Keith NelsonKeith Nelson swallows the sword for the audience.

2015.09.07_HoveyB.791An aerial trio was performed by Michelle Dortignac(Left), Kris Olness (Top) and Tanya Gagne. (Left)

Hovey Burgess throws a ‘kiss’ to the audience as Paul Binder (left) and Stephanie Monseu stand nearby.

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Hovey Burgess 75th Birthday Spectacular – Official Program – Performer Bios

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This event was produced by Bindlestiff  Family Variety Arts, Inc.

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Hovey Burgess Birthday Show presented by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus @ Dixon Place

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 11.19.55 PMCelebrating Hovey Burgess 75th Birthday

Great show and great cause! Proceeds from the evening’s show are being donated to Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

A Night of Circus, Sideshow and Burlesque

Hovey Burgess (juggling legend, circus historian, NYU professor, chairman of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus board of directors…) is celebrating his 75th Birthday by creating a show that he wants to see. Join him for a night of entertainment.

The evening is hosted by Bindlestiff co-founder Stephanie Monseu. The line-up features an all-star cast including Kristin Olness, Boo Boo Darlin , Trixie Little
Pinkie Special, Jen Slaw, Michael Davis, Phil Marsh, Carla Rhodes, Tara Quinn, Keith Nelson, and many surprises.

Hovey asks that you do not bring him presents, instead, he requests that you contribute to Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts.

The evening is a fundraising event for Bindlestiff Family Cirkus.

In case you aren’t familiar with Hovey Burgess here is an interview I did with him several years ago. 

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Hope you can make it! Sure to be a magnificent night of talent!

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE

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The Superfun Superfund Variety Show at FILM BIZ Recycling – April 21st,2012

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Wonderful Line Up of performers

Great Location for a show – A warehouse full of movie props. The FilmBiz Prop Shop

Imagine a variety show on the set of a Twilight Zone Episode about a warehouse full of antique movie props….Awesome

Before the show the performing space is being set up.

A pillow for an audience member.

Josh Bisker readies the track lighting fixture before the audience arrives.

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SHOW TIME

Ellia and Josh Bisker get the show going by introducing the show.

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DALE SEEVER

Dale Seever begins his ‘spirit drawing’ session with a big easy chair and some spirits in hand.

Dale Seever holds up the ‘spirit drawing’ he did on the audience member.

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ZERO BOY

Zero Boy makes monster mayhem with his Sci-Fi Robot and Dinosaur love making scene.

More wonderfully insane stories told thru the vocal imagination of Zero Boy.

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ROB LOK

Rob Lok performs his manic madness on the audience.

Rob Lok performs an amazing handstand on 3 stacked chairs.

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PARIS

Paris (The Hip-Hop Juggler) spinning the red rings on his foot and hands.

Paris juggles five rings while kneeling on the floor. (Not enough ceiling height?)

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JOSH BISKER

Josh Bisker sings a lovely funny song for the audience at Superfun Variety Show

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DAVID BOYD

David Boyd performs card magic for the audience at Superfun Variety Show

David Boyd performs magic for onlooker Tanya Solomon who looks amazed.

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CARLA RHODES

Ventriloquist Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclair perform a hysterical set for the audience.

Cecil Sinclair sings a very funny song about Salt Water Toffee for the audience.

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ADAM KUCHLER

Adam Kuchler performs his wilding funny act for the audience.

While performing his wild act one of his swinging props lands in a precarious place.

Adam Kuchler realizes about his little mistake and feels the pain.

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BAD ADVICE

Right after the intermission the audience had a chance to ask questions which a select group of panelist would answer wtih “bad advice”.

Ellia Bisker sets up the table for the “Bad Advice” section of the show.

With Josh Bisker looking on, Cecil warms up to audience member panelist Mary Kelly Rayel.

Cecil loses his head during a heated fight between himself and Mary Kelly. Carla looks on!

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ELLIA BISKER

Ellie Bisker sings an original song from her Sweet Soubrette album.

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CHRIS GETHARD

Author of a new book titled A BAD IDEA I’M ABOUT TO DO. Chris invited an audience member (Austin Horse) onstage to liven up what he thought might be a slow performacne.

With Tazer in hand audience member Austin Horse proceeded to terrorize Chris.

(It was indeed a ‘bad idea that he did’)

While Chris Gethard reads his book he is constantly on the watch for Austin with the Tazer in his hand.

Chris Gethard almost gets ‘tazered’ by the hand picked Austin Horse.

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JEFF SEAL AND CHRIS MANLEY (BUTTONS)

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley pointing at me during the performance.

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley performing some rudimentary but hysterical acrobatics.

Chris Manley and Jeff Seal leave the audience with a sense of ‘being lifted off the ground’ by their antics.

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To keep up with Josh Bisker and what is going on and when the next Superfun Superfund Variety show is go here!

To keep up with Ellia Bisker and Sweet Soubrette go here!

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Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclair – A Vaudephone Presentation

Cecil Sinclair (l) and Carla Rhodes (r)

Vaudephone is a co-production of Vaudevisuals.com and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

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Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011.

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