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‘Clown Cabaret’ – New York Clown Theater Festival – Sept 5th, 2018

Hosted by Frank (Joe Galan) and One Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) of An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show.

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

Angela gets her temper going as the audience member tries to help her to get her shoe on.

From the Festival brochure:

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!

Angela’s show will be performed on the following dates and times at the Festival.

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

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Sitting in the front row was a young ‘Harpo’ commenting on almost all the acts on stage. (His mother has her hand over face)

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Look at What We Found

A clown ensemble from San Diego, California had to deal with the young ‘Harpo’ as he got involved in the show

The ensemble got into an improv of the previous clown act.

Headed up by Tommy Galan the ensemble worked with a guitar player as well.

From the Festival Brochure:

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!

One more performance!

Saturday, September 8 @ 3pm

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JON DAVISON

Jon is an accomplished clown and performed one piece in this cabaret. His remaining time with the festival will be teaching a workshop on Sat/Sunday. His performance was delightful.

Utilizing his clown skills and a comedic visual built into his costume Jon charmed the audience.

Nothing like ‘reaching out to your audience’.

Getting into the audience and making it work is one of the routines of a great clown.

For more information on Jon’s upcoming workshop ‘Devising and Creating Clown’  go here.

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Yay, America!

Kaitlin Kaufman performed an excerpt from her show which she is premiering at the Festival on Sat. with 2 more performances during the week.

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

For more information on the NY Clown Theater Festival go here!

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At The Brick Theater

The Brick is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at:
579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
(between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street)

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Vaudevisuals interview with Joe Galan – Clown Cabaret Host

JOE GALAN is an actor, comedian and clown based out of New York. He co-hosts An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show and has performed as part of numerous sketch, improv and clown teams over the last 15 years. He was a teacher for over five years at the People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), and also taught regularly at New York’s own Clown Gym and Finest City Improv in San Diego. Joe is a founding member of NYC’s “most outrageous” comedy troupe FUCT, which performed at UCB, the PIT, Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway and comedy festivals nationally and internationally.

For more information about the Clown Cabaret or Joe’s workshop go here.

Free Preview Cabaret

September 5, 2018

See free preview of upcoming festival shows and more! Hosted by Frank (Joe Galan) and One Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) of An Unapologetic Mess: A Clown Variety Show.

60 minutes

Wednesday, September 5 @ 7pm

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2016 NY Clown Theater Festival – “Clown Cabaret” – Sept 2, 2016

2016 NY Clown Theater Festival

September 2 through 18th, 2016 at The Brick Theater

“Clown Cabaret”

Hosted by Tanya Solomon

Tanya Solomon performing at NY Clown Theater FestivalTanya Solomon hosted the evening’s variety clown cabaret and opened with some magic.

Rich Potter performing at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalRich Potter performing an excerpt from his show “God! The One-Man Show“.

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_066Penelope the Clown performs a cute and very silly ROFL Flowers.

One Lonely Chunk performing at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalOne Lonely Chunk (Kim Kaiser) performs a routine that ‘read the future’ and could change the future.

Joe Galan performs at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalJoe Galan performed a ‘dark’ and comical take on pill popping and suicide.

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_172SarahBesque’s show “SarahNDipity” excerpt involved 2 audience members helping in the antics.

Bill Shannon performing at the 2016 NY Clown theater FestivalBill Shannon performed an excerpt from his show “Just Clowning Around”.

Becca Bernard performing at the 2016 NY Clown Theater FestivalBecca Bernard performing an excerpt from her show “The Fainting Room”.

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_276Clown Cabaret performing an excerpt from their show “The Heist”.

 

2016.09.02.ClwnFest_330Les Bunheads (From Montreal) combined the grace of ballet with the slapstick of professional wrestlers.

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For tickets and information about the 2016 NY Clown Theater Festival go HERE!

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2014 New York Clown Theatre Festival – Clown Cabaret – Sept 18th, 2014

2nd Installment of the Clown Cabaret had “Deenie Nast” hosting the evenings festivities.

Deenie Nast performs at Clown CabaretDeenie Nast (Audrey Crabtree) was the hostess with the mostess at the Clown Cabaret.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_063Tiny and Tall from San Francisco showed an excerpt from their show “LOCKED UP”

Jeroen Bouwhuis performs at the Clown CabaretJeroen Bouwhuis from Amsterdam, Holland performed an excerpt from his show “A Few of My Favorite Things”.

Sexy dancers Animal CrackersAlso on stage were the wild and wonderful, sexy eccentric dancers ‘Animal Crackers’.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_206An innocent audience member got recruited to help Deenie get her shorts on. He actually held her up while substitute Nurse Minnie put them on.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_249Moving the show along were the two hysterical ‘mock opera’ men “The Donovan Ensemble”.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_315After getting nursed with some ‘pills’ Deenie Nast leans on the wall to introduce the next act.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_338Direct from “Queen of the Night” Revue clown, magician and madcap performer Dmitri Hatton turn up the heat.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_420Adding a delightful visual twist to the show was Flash Rosenberg who drew some wonderful icons based on audience comments.

2014.09.18_NYCTF_378By the end of the show Deenie had consumed too much liquid and pills. Off to bed for our princess MC.

The music was provided by Miriam Daly.

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Thursday Sept 25th will be the next Clown Cabaret. Hosted by Summer Shapiro.

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For more information on the Clown Festival go here.

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“Delusions of Grandeur” – Clown Cabaret – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“This brainchild of the three producers of Washington DC’s Clown Cabaret is a new narrative about reaching for the stars and spectacular failure. A classically-trained actor, a pompous clown, and a reluctant emcee try to create epic theater. The show devolves into Shakespeare, pies, and laughter. As the action progresses, so do mayhem and absurdity.The thin line between success and failure is explored as homage is paid to Vaudeville, Shakespeare, Film Noir, and French Surrealism. This show explores the past, present, and future of the Clown.

Matthew Pauli, Karen Beriss and Rich Potter formed Clown Cabaret in 2010 as a laboratory for physical comedy in the nation’s capital, and this is the first full-length work to emerge.”

Cartoon like mafia mavens make their way into the show.

Is that a big chicken I see?

I almost got a pie in the face from this giant chicken. Hysterical!

Matthew Pauli gets the pie in the face.

Rich Potter performing as the magician.

Matthew sings a little song on his uke.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss as Clown Cabaret.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss take their curtain call.

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Clown Cabaret 9/27 – hosted by Billy and Audrey – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Billy Schultz (Phil) and Audrey Crabtree (Maggie) attend an evening performance in the park.

While attending the performance in the park they host the cabaret.

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Carol Sirugo and Jonathan Kaplan

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Will Shaw

Will Shaw gets the spinning top moving in space.

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Maggie and Phil get closer together on their date in the park.

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy performans his magical voice sound effects.

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Pearl the Mime

Pearl the Mime arrives on stage with a beautiful white costume.

Pearl the Mime performs a lovely mime tale.

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Dante – The Magician

An amazing talent for magic and close up.

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Jeff Seal and Buttons

Buttons and Jeff perform some funny comedy.

Jeff Seal and Buttons stir up the audience with laughter.

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Sampo Kurppa

Sampo Kurppa entertains the audience with his ridiculous coat hang up.

Sampo Kurppa juggles with amazing finesse.

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Maggie and Phil get crazy when they get a bottle of wine.

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Miguel Suero cleans up the mess as a janitor character.

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Helen Donnelly

Helen Donnelly performs an excerpt from her ‘Foo Musical’.

Helen Donnelly is Foo in this delightful excerpt from ‘Saucisse. A Foo Musical.’

Helen Donnelly’s “Foo” strikes a pose for the photographer.

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Double Bill – Dante: Magicial Man in Plaid & Members of Our Limbs – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Creator/writer: Sean Dawson

Performers: Sean Dawson, Tanya Solomon

Director: Sean Dawson

Musician: Tanya Solomon

New Orleans, LA

Follow the Magical Mysterious Man in Plaid down the rabbit hole as he ponders the benefits of a low cholesterol diet. Then thank your little lucky stars he only uses his powers for good!

Finding a banana in his shoe was just the beginning of a great evening of surprises.

Tanya Solomon accompanies Dante with the accordion

Dante blows out the cigarette in his left hand and the match in his right hand goes out.

Dante dons a clown nose to entertain the audience volunteer Becca.

Dante performing with a magical scarf.

Dante and Tanya take a well deserved curtain call.

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Members of Our Limbs

The traditional and contemporary Frankenstein clown, Members of Our Limbs is a frenzy of absurd and eccentric clowning. It follows the antics of three sporadically violent and markedly edgy characters as they are dragged unwittingly through their own show. The patterns of the ordinary world mixed with principles and influences of clowning are put on an operating table and dissected. A suitable set of body parts are selected and a Frankenstein clown is produced like you’ve never seen before. It’s frantic, it’s visual, it’s skillful, and above all: It’s funny.

This is the premiere production from Kallo Collective and has received noteworthy reviews as well as invitations from programmers from around the world.

The Kallo Collective performing “Members of Our Limbs”.

Non stop hilarity from this zany show.

Thom Monckton displays amazing physical skills in comedy timing.

The Kallo Collective was working with great interplay and timing.

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2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – Clown Cabaret – Sept 13th, 2012

Hosted by Fantasy Grandma

Fantasy Grandma hosts the NY Clown Theatre Festival CABARET

Summer Shapiro dances with audience volunteer in excerpt from IN THE BOUDOIR

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Billy Schultz performing as Gooper Junior in the “Re-enactments of Country Life”.

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Karim Muasher and Carrie Brown perform in the “Vindlevoss Family Circus”.

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Z Smith performs as Pepito in ‘Pepito’s Big Date’.

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Fontaine and Bernie are Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith in “We’re Not Here”.

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Mona Ray performing an excerpt from her one-woman show “Don’t Run, RUSH!”

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Mister & Missus Clown perform in “Blind Love”.

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Check out the upccoming shows and Cabarets at The New York Clown Theatre Festival.

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First Clown Cabaret -Sept 9th, 2010 – NY Clown Theatre Festival Show

The evening was a blast with host ERIC DAVIS heading up a long line of variety performers/clowns.

The first act of the evening was CIRKUS LUNA. A wild band of gypsy performers try and make you laugh.

Directly from their website:

“Hailing from East Molvenia, Cirkus Luna may be the worst circus act ever to perform in public. Nothing this family troupe does comes remotely close to demonstrating skill.”

So needless to say they had an idea to get their two lovely ladies to do a little ‘strip’ show. They wouldn’t go for it.

So the remaining two performers took it upon themselves to entertain the audience with their ‘own’ male strip show!

They got all naked and left the stage. I have decided not to post these embarrassing photographs. (see me later!)

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Next to appear was the duo:

Diz and Izzy

Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell from the Happenstance Theatre.

In the tradition of Burns & AllenBall & ArnazSeeley & Fields,
this offbeat couple brings their baggage to the stage
in harmonies from Between-the-Wars
and cheery songs of the Great Depression.

Slapstick comedy, ukulele and musical saw
in a sweet little music hall show.

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Next onstage is a wild and funny:

“CLIFF” (Barbara Ann Michaels)

Ready to Rock!

A volunteer or two would help make this music rock!

Directed by Deborah Kaufman

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THIS IS BOB

with Richard Harrington and Laura Walton.

Changing their clothes to suit one another’s clothes.

Now the ball is in someone else’s hands!

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A title that gives away the story to be told!

DON’T EVER TELL ANYONE WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS HOUSE

featuring Audrey Crabtree and Jonathan Kaplan. (aka Two Hander)

A tumultuous family life that needs no explanation.

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To introduce all the acts one by one was the wonderful joke and riddle rattling Eric Davis

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Leah Abel and Olivia Lehrman

A strange tale between a spinster and a wildly strange ole man.

Suddenly we have a case of jealous contempt.

A race for who can empty the small container with the miniscule straw.

Audience members were invited up to help the battle continue.

The macho instinct rears it’s head (Mom tattoo) once more in the battle of the sexes.

Finally they make up and begin what seems like a lovely fetish.

But the relationship goes downhill from here. Licking shoes…Yuk!!!

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LEGS AND ALL

Summer Shapiro and Peter Musante

A beautiful example of physical theatre and it’s capacity to tell a story.

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A wild man on the loose hosting the Cabaret! Look at those eyes.

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HULA HELL

with Miss Saturn (Jenny McGowan)

Amazing hula hoop talent.

Amy Lee from Morro and Jasp gets into the hoop with Miss Saturn for a great ‘finale’.

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A great time for the audience and a terrfic time for the cast!

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Next CLOWN CABARET is Sept 16th with the Leroy Sisters Hosting!

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For more information on the NY Clown Festival click here!

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