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2018 NY Clown Theater Festival Clown Comedy Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Chris Manley and Jeff Seal – ‘Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience”.

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Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience

Bankrukt Productions

September 13 – 17, 2018

~ 43 Minutes ~

Created and performed by Jeff Seal and Chris Manley.

Jeff and Buttons (2 very funny jokesters) will entertain their audience by performing their new show entitled “Jeff and Buttons Entertain An Audience.” Their show consists of lots of new but also some old material which will be performed for an audience with the express purpose of entertaining said audience. It should be an entertaining night of performing!

“Jeff and Buttons had me laughing so hard that I was literally wheezing.” – The Happiest Medium

“Their material is so stupid it becomes profound and refreshing” – MaskedArts.com

For more information and/or tickets go here!

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The New York Clown Theatre Festival 2018

For schedule and tickets go here!

Featuring the following shows:

FREE PREVIEW CABARET SHOW!

September 5, 2018

See a free preview of upcoming festival shows and more!

60 minutes

Wednesday, September 5 @ 7pm

Free!

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Free Participatory Indoor Pie Fight

September 3, 2018

Join the pie fight! And remember: it is better to give than to receive!

Monday, September 3rd @ 3pm

Free!

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Dynamics of Clown

September 4, 2018

A free lecture by Jon Davison from London Clown School.

www.jondavison.net

60 minutes

Tuesday, September 4 @ 7pm

Free!

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CLOWN CABARET – Sept 20th 

Short works of clown artists and more!

Participants include:

Drifting Off, created & performed by Beth Leonard & Sarah Pope aka SarahBesque & Bethford

Curios by Phyllis Chen, performed by Margaret Leng Tan

Clown Band, performed by Becca Bernard, Alex Orthweinand Julia

The NY Office of the Professions is Trying to Kill Me, created by Amanda Erin Miller, directed by Carol Lee Sirugo.

and more!!

60 minutes

September 20, @ 7pm

$20.

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Angela Delfini Explains It All For You: A ¾-Woman Show

September 8 – 23, 2018  

Created by Angela Delfini & John Towsen

Straight from Barcelona, Toronto, and La Spezia, meet Italy’s greatest export, personality pioneer Dr. Angela Delfini, and her nervous but brave subject, Estrella. Join them on a clownesque five-step recovery program full of unique challenges and you-can’t-go-home-again transformations. Can the maniacally confident Delfini get the stuck-in-beta Estrella to dance and laugh her way to version 2.0 and beyond?? Probably, but not without your help!

“Amazing talent” — La Stampa (Torino, Italy)

60 minutes

Saturday, September 8 @ 7pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 23 @ 2pm

$20

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Cheeks

September 6 – 23, 2018

Written and performed by Lee Minora
Directed by Scott Sheppard

Lady Elizabeth Edwards has been making art in solitude. You are the first people she’s seen in a decade- and you are a complete disappointment! This is CHEEKS: a brutal clown show that melds contemporary stand-up bouffon clown and hands-on audience play. Laugh through your fear while this one-woman beast sucks the marrow from your funny bone all while taking on the tropes of our most revered female artists. No one is safe in this weapons-grade comedy, where everything is up for grabs – except her p*ssy. CHEEKS is Jane Austen with a handgun.

leeminora.wixsite.com/leeminora

60 minutes

Thursday, September 6 @ 7pm
Friday, September 21 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 22 @ 5pm

$20

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Is Dead

September 17 – 19, 2018

Created & performed by Anka Wojtkowiak-Williams (Poland) and Jim Williams (USA)

Liquidmime is Polish clown duo Jim Williams and Anka Wojtkowiak-Williams, whose characters exist in a live-action comic world. Liquidmime combines mime, clown, sound effects, puppetry, improvisation, and a healthy dose of “black and red” humor into hilarious, thought-provoking sketches.

‘Is dead’ (in Polish: “Nie zyje”) dives boldly headfirst into the topic of death, from overprotective mothers to modern work-a-day life, to the true hazards of smoking, touching on situations everyone can relate to but few dare to speak of.

Winner of the grand prize and audience choice award at the 27th edition of PAKA and the 32nd edition of Lidzbark Evening of Humor and Satire, and the 5th edition of SZPAK comedy festival, ‘Is Dead’ will make its premiere in the United States at the New York Clown Theater Festival.

Anka Wojtkowiak-Williams is a trained pantomime actress, clown, and performer. She began her career with Teatr Formy, performing in Poland and abroad. She is also a member of IMPROKRACJA, one of the premier improv groups in Poland. When she is not performing on stage, Anka is Artistic Director and works as a professional Medical Clown as part of Czerwone Noski – Klown w Szpitalu (Polish branch of Red Noses International).

Jim Williams is a professional performer, actor, writer, clown, mime, and stand-up comedian. He began performing internationally when he was 21 and has worked with such groups as KAPOOT (Chicago, IL, USA), Chicago Clown Care Unit of the Big Apple Circus, and Interkunst (Berlin, Germany). As a stand-up comedian, Jim performs across Poland and Europe both in English and in Polish. He is also the national trainer and works as a professional Medical Clown as part of Czerwone Noski – Klown w Szpitalu.

60 minutes

Monday, September 17 @ 7 pm
Wednesday, September 19 @ 7 pm

$20

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Jeff and Buttons Entertain an Audience

Bankrukt Productions

September 13 – 17, 2018

Created and performed by Jeff Seal and Chris Manley.

Jeff and Buttons will entertain their audience by performing their new show entitled J“eff and Buttons Entertain An Audience. ” Their show consists of lots of new but also some old material which will be performed for an audience with the express purpose of entertaining said audience. It should be an entertaining night of performing!

“Jeff and Buttons had me laughing so hard that I was literally wheezing.” – The Happiest Medium

“Their material is so stupid it becomes profound and refreshing” – MaskedArts.com

60 minutes

Thursday, September 13 @ 7pm
Sunday, September 15 @ 4pm
Monday, September 17 @ 9pm

$20

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Look at What We Found

September 5 – 8, 2018

Created & performed by Tommy Galan, Kasey Pearl-Lee, Christina Perry, Amber Largent & Lauren Flynn

Look At What We Found is a theatrical improvised clown performance that invites the audience into a world where they can let go of their rigid adult lives, surrender to play, and find the joy and magic they left behind as children. The clowns begin with the stage and theater as their blank canvas, and with one brush stroke of stupidity at a time they build a tapestry of games, play, interaction and fun. Together, clowns and audience will Look At What We Found!

www.LookAtWhatWeFound.com

60 minutes

Wednesday, September 5 @ 9 pm
Saturday, September 8 @ 3 pm

$20

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Melon Head

Unkonscious Kollectiv

September 10 – 12, 2018

Created & performed by Helen Gutowski

This is a performance in which the clown, named Melon Head, does indeed have a melon on her head. She tries to get it off in hilariously bizarre ways, eventually succeeding with a prat-fall. Later, she encounters 2 other fruits and uses these items in unusual and silly ways, ultimately exemplifying the joy of play, the fun of fruits and veggies, and that love is really awesome.

30 minutes

Monday, September 10 @ 7pm
Wednesday, September 12 @ 8pm

$15

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The Mysterious Magical Brandishers of Magic!

Monkey Do International

September 15 – 18, 2018

Primary Artist: Written/Created/Performed by Pratik Motwani (India), James Peck (UK), Sarah Peters (USA).

The Mysterious Magical Brandishers of Magic! is a Daredevil Style Freak Show performed by a hilariously mystical, intercontinental and intergalactic clown trio. This dangerously funny clown show is packed with mysteriously hilarious physical comedy that uses the ancient art of sorcery as means to tickle your funny bones. A magical world in which the spectacular successes and epic failure’s serve only one purpose – Laughter and Entertainment of the audience. The show involves amusingly bemusing mass hypnosis and precariously hilarious audience participation in acts such as The Board of Doom, The Bed of Nail and The Balls of Steel!

www.brandishersofmagic.com

60 minutes

Saturday, September 15 @ 6pm

Sunday, September 16 @ 1pm
Tuesday, September 18 @ 7pm

$20

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A Terrible Show for Terrible People

September 8 – 12, 2018

Created & performed by Bonnie He.

A Terrible Show for Terrible People is a raunchy and rambunctious solo clown performance that is both boner- and vomit-inducing.

In her East Coast premiere at the NY Clown Theatre Festival, physical comedian Bonnie He takes the audience on a flirtatious journey from death to rebirth, opening a voyeuristic window into personal tragedy, triumph, and titillation. Mostly titillation. TIT-illation.

The show is nonverbal but fiercely interactive. The audience is complicit, and that’s what makes A Terrible Show so riveting: you’re not just watching a show – you’re participating in the destruction of common decency.

30 minutes

Saturday, September 8 @ 5 pm
Monday, September 10 @ 9 pm
Wednesday, September 12 @ 7 pm

$15

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Trapped

September 14 – 16, 2018

Performed, created and directed by Inda Pereda.

Inda Pereda’s hilarious one-man show uses physical comedy, sound, and mime to build a wild, imaginary dreamscape bound up in exciting, ridiculous and grotesque situations -*ahem* emergency operations, unusual body musicals, the happy birth of mutant beings – and populated by a host of crazy universal characters – *err* annoyed Japanese samurais and happy cows.

Through sheer spectacle and audience participation, TRAPPED unlocks a place where surreal worlds converge with nonsense, where irreverent moments lead to transcendent beauty.

www.indapereda.com

“Inda Pereda made me giggle, snort, guffaw and squirm around in my seat. What a fun show. Go!” RED BASTARD

60 minutes

Friday, September 14 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 15 @ 2pm
Sunday, September 16, @ 5pm

$20

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Yay, America!

September 8 – 16, 2018

Directed by Elizabeth Baron 
Performed by Kaitlin Kaufman.

When the country feels like it’s going to shit, politicians are corrupt out of their butts and everything on our newsfeed makes us feel nauseous and/or constipated, it’s time we turn to poets like Penelope for answers. Penelope is a naive, vibrant, affable, surprisingly aggressive, toe-tapping clown who is in intense love and extremely angry at her country. She’s over the ol’ U.S. of A and its veiled promises and pledges. In a surprisingly loving patriotic foray, Penelope delivers an imaginative, universal spectacle about levity through anger, forgiveness through pain, pride through shame, connection through fear that straight-up defibrillates our human hearts.

40 minutes

Saturday, September 8 @ 1pm
Tuesday, September 11 @ 9pm
Sunday, September 16 @ 3pm

$20

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WORKSHOPS

(Very) Physical Comedy Workshop

September 15 – 16, 2018

Taught by John Towsen!

For all those who want to make their comedy more physical or their physicality funnier, a crash course in physical comedy vocabulary and its application for clowns, actors, mimes, dancers, and circus & variety artists. You will be introduced to a wide variety of slapstick skills centered around your own physicality, playing with partners, and reimagining the world of objects, as chairs, tables, hats, coats, plates, and doors take on new life in your comedic hands. We’ll combine these techniques with character, gag structure, and story to create new comedy material. Rare archival video footage will be screened, and resources for further exploration of physical comedy will be provided. Some performance experience and a reasonably sound body highly recommended, but all ages, body types, and levels of experience welcome.

JOHN TOWSEN is the founder and director of the New York City Physical Comedy Lab and was a founder and artistic director of the first NY Clown-Theatre Festival. He is widely recognized as an author, director, producer, performer, and teacher in clown, physical comedy, and allied arts. He has toured shows nationally and internationally and has taught full-length courses at Princeton, Juilliard, and NYU, and workshops in over a dozen countries. His 1976 book, Clowns: A Panoramic History, is still considered to be the standard work on the subject, and his blog All Fall Down: The Art & Craft of Physical Comedy (physicalcomedy.blogspot.com), is widely read by practitioners in the field.

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16
10am-4pm each day

$180

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Devising and Creating Clown

September 8 – 9, 2018

London Clown School teacher Jon Davison teaches a 2-day workshop, culminating in a performance Sunday night at 6 pm!

JON DAVISON has been a clown performer, teacher, director and writer for the last 30 years. He taught clown, improvisation and acting at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona from 1996-2006 when he became a co-founder of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona.

From 2007-2010 he was an AHRC-funded Creative Fellow investigating contemporary clown/actor training at Central School of Speech and Drama, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Clown Performance Practice and is now Visiting Lecturer.

He has performed at festivals, theatres, tents, streets and bars throughout Europe, and is currently artistic director of the clown/circus/pantomime company Stupididity.

He has published two books, Clown: Readings in Theatre Practice (2013) and Clown Training – a practical guide (2015), both with Palgrave Macmillan. He runs the London Clown School, the only provider of regular clown workshops in the UK currently.

Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, September 9 from 10 am to 4 pm

$180

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Clown Funeral

September 23, 2018

Mourn the passing of the clown festival. Bear it if you can. It died too young. Will any eulogy suffice?

60 minutes

Sunday, September 23 @ 3pm

Free!

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RETINA – An evening of Variety Arts at Cloud City, Brooklyn – June 23, 2015

Presented at Cloud City in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Tuesday night, a delightful evening of variety arts MC’d by Will Studivant and featuring the talents of:
Andrew Lynch
Katie Melby
Spencer Novich
Jeff Seal & Chris Manley (Buttons)
Lucas Tadeo
Daniel Passer
and featuring Wayne Wilson and Patrick de Valette in this short video excerpt from their piece "Retina".

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Will Studivant MC’d the show with humor and charm.

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Katie Melby and Andrew Lynch sing a song of distress.

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Jeff Seal and Chris Manley (Jeff and Buttons)performed some funny ‘knock-knock’ jokes and got the audience rollin in laughter.

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Will Studivant read some Dr. Seuss as Lucas Tadeo (visiting from Spain)did some delightful tap dancing.

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Daniel Passer performed a lovely minimalistic ‘whistle’ act.

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Singer John Dziadosz sang a song about drinking and what happens when you do too much of that.

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Wayne Wilson and Patrick de Valette perform a ‘magic act’ from their new show ‘Retina’.

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Spencer Novich performed his amazing ‘rubber body’ contortion comedy act.

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The entire cast takes a ‘well deserved’ CURTAIN CALL.
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Stay tuned for more info on RETINA and CLOUD CITY!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Seal and Chris Manley – Jeff and Buttons Show

Jeff Seal and Chris Manley (referred to as Buttons in this show) are performing a new show at the 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival. Here they talk about the show and how they created it.

The dates for the show are Sept 12th and 24th at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg.

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‘tinyDANGEROUSfun’ @ Cloud City – Sept 24th, 2013

An email was sent out to all the ‘regulars’ of tinyDANGEROUSfun that stated the following:

John Leo is getting married!!  And tinyDANGEROUSfun! has been out of commission all summer! (ever since the Sycamore bar basement got shut down by the man!)  What better way to surprise John Leo than by secretly getting the show back together in a new location?  He’ll show up thinking it’s for a date with his fiancé but then he’ll end up having to co-host the show!

Here are some photographs from the evening’s festivities!

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.028Miz Sharkey was teaching a ‘belly dancing’ class to all those that attended before the show started.

Andy Sapora warming up for the tinyDANGEROUSfun show.Andy Sapora ‘warming up’ for the covert ‘tinyDANGEROUSfun’ show.

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To Start the Evening Off – – –

Penelope Labradoodle Rockefeller dances up a storm.

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.117Penelope Labradoodle Rockefeller (Croft Vaughn) dances up a storm.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.163Amy Virginia Buchanan had a few ‘sexy’ songs to sing for the audience.

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Tanya Solomon performing some 'ball' magic.Tanya Solomon performing some ‘ball’ magic.

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Christopher Scheer tries to fashion a 'butt' plug out of a playing card.Christopher Scheer tries to fashion a ‘butt’ plug out of a playing card.

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Derik Boik tells some great funny stories.Derik Boik tells some great funny stories.

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Becca Bernard trying to take off some clothes.Becca Bernard trying to take off some clothes.

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.278Discovering some personal assets Becca Bernard shows her amazement to audience.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.288Jeff Seal and his partner Buttons (Chris Manley) take the stage by storm and begin their hysterical improv antics.

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.314Buttons and Jeff finish off their set with some ridiculous one-liners. 

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.333Andy Sapora and Christopher Scheer attempt to lure audience members to the stage with delicious warm cookies.

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.340After convincing several audience members to come on stage they begin to explain the 13th Act.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.344During intermission Andy Sapora blows fire in the street.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.388Sophie and John get tied together with a green balloon by one of the audience volunteers. 

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.392Christopher Scheer and Andy Sapora were great co-hosts at the show. (When John was resting)

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.413Jack O’Somebody (Marina Tsaplina) and Glen Raphael perform together for the first time….

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.453Jack O’ Somebody gets an audience member to dance with her an do a back bend while Glen Raphael sings.

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Barbara Anne Michaels. Jester of the PeaceBarbara Anne Michaels – Jester of the Peace brings some emotional togetherness to the audience.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.518Zero Boy performs a new piece ‘Walking the Dog’. Sound effects master is wonderfully funny.

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.520Unhappy with what happens to the dog Zero Boy expresses it with his face.

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Christopher Scheer performs this fastest magic/burlesque act.Christopher Scheer performs the fastest magic/burlesque act.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.572Miz Sharkey performs a ‘space-age’ burlesque piece.

2013.09.24._tingdngfun.581With her hair flying and her hands busy grasping the ‘gun’ in her lap a look of passion.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.603Gio Gaynor prepares John Leo for his ‘transformation’ to a new man!

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.639John gets lifted up by the audience in a ‘cathartic’ experience of passing over to the other side.

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2013.09.24._tingdngfun.660tinyDANGEROUSfun co-hosts John Leo and Andy Sapora promise each other and the audience there is ‘more to come’.

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Stay informed of what is next:

 

http://www.tinydangerousfun.com/

 

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NY Clown Theatre OPENING NIGHT Preview Cabaret – Sept 7th, 2012

At the end of the day (after the Clown Parade and Pie Fight) The New York Clown Theatre Festival hosted a PREVIEW CABARET with a sample selection of some of the upcoming shows scheduled for the Festival. Here is a few photographs taken at the PREVIEW CABARET!.

Audrey Crabtree and Robert Honeywell host the Opening Night Cabaret

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Cirque This presented an excerpt from their MACHINATIONS show.

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Poe and Mathews perform a misadventure in the middle of nowhere.

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Nina Levine performs an excerpt from her show THE QUITTER.

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Emmet and Merril Garrick perform an excerpt from their show TO OPERA WITH LOVE.

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Denni Dennis and Kate Taylor perform an excerpt from UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS

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Jeff Seal and Chris Manley perform  an excerpt from their show NEON LIGHTS.

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Alan Fessenden performs an excerpt from WHAT IF I’M DEAD.

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The Company “LA PIARA” from Mexico City perform an excerpt from GUERRA.

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Summer Shapiro performs an excerpt from IN THE BOUDOIR.

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Will Shaw performs and excerpt from his show DEADPAN ALLEY

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Small Matters Company from Edmonton, Canada performs FOOLS FOR LOVE.

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For more information on these and other NY Clown Theatre Shows go here!

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

12 Acts

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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“tinydangerousfun” – March 27th. 2012

“tinydangerousfun”

The night had just gotten started and already the Co-Hosts Andy Sapora and John Leo were beside themselves with laughter.

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Glen Raphael singing sweetly, trying to get some action.

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Gio Gaynor reads sweetly about chestnuts.

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The Community Plug brings the tinyDANGEROUS community together.

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Who’s needs the Community Plug next?!

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Kate Brehm with her AMAZING poof!

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Andy Sapora attempts to ‘tongue kiss’ his cohost John Leo.

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Laura Lee Bahr scares us all with an excerpt from her dark, erotic novel HAUNT

John and Andy want some.

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Cohost Andy Sapora goes ballastic with facial expressions during the show.

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The 13th Act

The 13th Act perform Too Soon.

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Jeff and Buttons are funny.

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Karim Muasher finishes the night off with a birthday party and wedding for himself!

John and Andy celebrating Karim’s B’day party!

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NEXT MONTH’S LINE UP IS GONNA ROCK!!

BE THERE! APRIL 24th, SYCAMORE BAR AND FLOWERSHOP.

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Amuse Bouche: The NY Clown Theatre Festival – OPENING NIGHT CABARET

The Evening was hosted by The Leroy Sisters.

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Tivo la Resistance is back for more fun!

Wild and fun ventriloquist act with a never ending fake mustache.

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‘Haming it up’ for the camera, Hew Parham from Australia.

Hew Parham performs an excerpt from his show ‘Odessey Schodyssey’.

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Mark Gindick performs a feat of ‘daredevil’ magnitude in an excerpt from his show ‘Wing-Man’.

Feeling a level of achievement Mark Gindick flails his arms after swallowing a mouthful of Pop-Rocks and drinking Coke!

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Jeff Seal(foreground) and Chris Manley looking on during an excerpt form their show ‘Neon Lights’.

Chris Manley reads am audience members palm as partner Jeff Seal looks on.

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Christopher Rozzi entertaining the audience in a scene from his one-man show ‘Bezinkule’.

In the spot light is Christopher Rozzi in a wonderful verbal-voyage to places we aren’t ever going to visit again!

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Joel Jeske performing a segment which will not be part of his one-man show ‘I Have Never Done This Before’.

Joel Jeske leading the audience members in a ‘Radio City Rockettes’ type line.

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Gabriela Munoz is performing a segment from her duet show ‘Flocked’. Along with:

Audrey Crabtree performing in the same show ‘Flocked‘. Opening Thursday night!

‘Flocked’ is directed by clown/director Hilary Chaplain.

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The marvelously charming and funny duet ‘The Donovan Ensemble’ will be hosting the cabaret on Wed. Sept 14th 8pm.

Joe Kolbow and Johnnie Niel are the C0-Artistic Directors.

Also in the festival but not here are CHANNEL ONE with Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith and ‘Morro and Jasp GONE WILD.

Information about the festival can be had here.

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‘tinydangerousfun’ Variety Showcase – April 26th, 2011

The hosts for the evening’s festivities.

John Leo and Andy Sapora.

John and Andy gearing up for a wild night of tiny dangerous fun!

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PETER MUSANTE

Post Easter Nightmare

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PERIODICALLY FUNCTIONAL

Ernest Folksie Music with Jane and Joe

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ZEA BARKER

Butoh

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JOHN LEO

The Woman in John Leo (Needed The Man In The Audience Volunteer)

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ZERO BOY

Cartoon Live Sound Comedy

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Teasing the Audience

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THE THIRTEENTH ACT (or THE SANDHOGS)

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RAPHI SOIFER (with GIO +GAYNOR)

Tropicalia Folk-Rock with Extra Lime (all the way from Brazil)

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TANYA SOLOMON

 

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SOPHIE NIMMANNIT

Q or DARE, with Nudie Finale

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JEFF SEAL and BUTTONS

Duo Vaudeville Type Clowns

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Good night and come again!

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Next date for the wild romp of a show is MAY 24th. Mark your Calendar!

Sycamore Bar – 1118 Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn NY.

Only $10

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