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‘tinydangerousfun’ – April 2014 @ Branded Saloon – Brooklyn

tiny – dangerous – fun

These are the ‘ingredients’ that go into making this monthly variety show so wonderful.

Lots of wild acts and a ‘basement show’ feeling. What can they do next? LOL

This month was a blast! The word ‘variety’ certainly was appropriate for the acts that appeared in April and of course it was APRIL FOOLS DAY!

John Leo and Andy Sapora at 'tinydangerousfun'.John Leo and Andy Sapora get the show going with their little dance piece on chairs.

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Glen Raphael sings his own songs.

Glen Raphael plays music about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Hangnails

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Jordan Temple does a HILARIOUS stand-up act about racism, education and facebook quizes!

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John Leo and Andy Sapora at 'tinydangerousfun'.

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Michaela became a butterfly.

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Mx. McDonough out runs inner demons.

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Audience members reach out to the performers at tinydangerousfun.

The tinyDANGEROUSfun audiences are the BEST!

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Briana Whyte Harris sang sweet songs about poop.

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The 13th Act perform wonderfully.

The 13th Act.

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Kim O’Hare and Ali Mari brought the house down with their contemporary flute and oboe duet.

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Pearl the Mime performs at tinydangerusfun.

Pearl the Mime and her lovely, darling physical comedy.

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Tanya Solomon performs at tinydangerousfun

Tanya Solomon perplexed us all.

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2 Brothers clown duo perform at tinydangerousfun

Two Brothers with their wacky existential clown.

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First TUESDAY of every month at BRANDED SALOON!

If you would prefer to ‘Perform’ just drop into the tiny.dangerous.fun site and fill out the form.

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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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tinydangerousfun – April 30, 2013

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John & Andy open the show with their stupid dance.

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Glen Raphael sings funny songs!

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Karim and Carrie of Animal Engine perform a sweet, epic prairie love story.

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Zero Boy couldn’t be here this month, so Mark Shiller – Channeller of Orez of Yob showed up…

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Twisted Tristan (left) helps an audience volunteer Amy get through white guilt.

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The Thirteenth Act.

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Sol Auerbach

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Ryan-O’Neil plays some awesome music!

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Rosalie performs performance art/burlesque and nurses a wildcat.

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Wait for it!

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Team Dance finds Flashdance, en pointe.

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Andy tries out the red spandex look.

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Torkova reads and blows our minds!

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May 28th – Mark your calendars for the NEXT ‘tinydangerousfun‘ at The Sycamore Bar.

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‘tinydangerousfun’ – October 25th, 2011

The evening started off ‘dangerous’. John Leo had his finger amputated. (Not really!)

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Marina Tsaplina with a deck of very large and powerful cards!

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Zachary Boyce and friend making nice music.

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Miz Sharky with a HOT number.

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Billy dee Bedlam makes sweet classical songs ‘crazy and fun’!

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The audience volunteers learning their task for the 13th Act.

The ‘swedish bombshell’ struts her way over the audience  member’s legs.

She mimes the charisma of Marlina Dietrich before finishing the piece.

The members of the 13th Act receive ‘gifts’ from Barbara Ann Michaels.

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John Leo, before losing his hand, as cohost Andy Sapora cuts into pipe.

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Singer/songwriter Glen Raphael leads the audience in a funny song about Gorillas.

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Tanya Solomon performing a magic rope trick during the ‘one minute magic moment’.

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Cohost Andy Sapora commands the attention of the audience as cohost John Leo looks on.

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The Birdman‘ from Australia performs some pretty wicked and funny routines.

Visual puns and raving hysterical lunacy seem to be ‘The Birdmans’ signature.

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Mistress B (for Balloons) twists up some naughty balloons for the audience.

An audience member gets a new ‘member’ of her own from Mistress B.

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It all Happens the last TUESDAY of every month at Sycamore Bar. tiny dangerous fun!

For more information or to sign up to perform go to this URL...http://www.johnleo.net/tinydangerousfun.php

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‘tinydangerousfun’ – August 20th, 2011

A wonderful evening of variety, song and birthday wishes!

Co host John Leo and Andy Sapora lead the way to a great evening of fun!

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Bee Bernard‘s FINALLY gets to her cello!

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Glen Raphael with his quirky love songs.

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John Leo searches for the true meaning of  hurricane Irene.

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Gustavo Pace tells tales of unrequited love.

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Redhot Pinky is Lady M.

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Barbara Michaels, the tinyDANGEROUS sound lady shows off…

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The Thirteenth Act gets over frozen peanut butter, lack of hurricane sex and mud slides.

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FREE COOKIES!

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Will Shaw is the Tops!

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COBRA GOLD

John Waters (trumphet), Josh Bisker (Uke) and Cecil Scheib (Trombone)

Josh Bisker is Ludacris

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Paper Cut, created and performed by Yael Rasooly

She sold out at the NYC Fringe and has Encore Performances from Sept 9 – 13th and we know why!!

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Co Host Andy Sapora tries to keep quite a few items in the air.

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The neighborhood librarian (performed by Audrey Crabtree) tries to entice and audience member.

DON’T FORGET TO COME TO THE NY CLOWN FESTIVAL THIS MONTH!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY

 

 

Andy Sapora after the 39 + 1 kisses from Audience members!

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Video of the Finale song GOOD NIGHT IRENE.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 25th – Mark that date on your Calendar to attend the next ‘tinydangerousfun’.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS © 2011 Jim  Moore

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‘tinydangerousfun’ Variety Showcase – March 29, 2011

The hosts for the evening’s festivities.

John Leo and Andy Sapora.

What was it that ‘bugged them out so much?

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VIOLETTA TELLEZ

Violetta pushes the boundaries of the tiny space with a dance.

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GLEN RAPHAEL

Tiny Dangerous Regular Glen Raphael makes us laugh with more of his witty lyrics.

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READY TO (BLANK)

Improvised dance theatre artists, READY TO (BLANK), (L to R. Jamie Graham, Amy Larimer, and John Leo).

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CHRISTOPHER SHEER’S PEEP SHOW

If Christopher Sheer gets this wrong, he’s gotta get nekkid.

Darn! He got them right!

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Host Andy Sapora ask me to try this ‘whatever is on the plate’?

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DIZZY SWANK’S BURLESQUE NUMBER

‘rawwwrr’

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This is NOT a drill.

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The 13th Act (audience members) misheard “Libya” as womanly parts.

The 13th Act in the 13 orgasm of the night.

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Amazing “WOW” Amy.

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Andy and John risking their vision.

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Billy Dee Bedlam sings!

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Andy and John with protective Eyeware, testing this month’s ‘Dumpster Dove! Treasure Trove!

Tanya Solomon, John Leo and Andy Sapora.

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Christian’s offering saves us all from having to double dip with Sycamore plastic ware.

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Host Andy Sapora’s tribute from Christopher Sheer.

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John Leo is costume.

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Lola Bruise

Lola grosses us out and gets us off with tinydangerousfun’s last orgasm of the night.

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All Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore / All Rights Reserved

 

 

“tiny-dangerous-fun”

Big Top Variety on an intimate scale in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Last Tuesday of every month

Sycamore Bar, Brooklyn

Blog Text by John Leo
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‘tinydangerousfun’ Variety Showcase at The Sycamore Bar – Jan. 25th, 2011

The hosts for the evening’s festivities are John Leo and Andy Sapora.

The show was great and they had an idea it would be!

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Billy Dee Bedlam

The janitor never was this wild when I had one in my school.

Broom in one hand and ‘what’ in the other! Hiccup!

Down to his underwear in a real stretch~

Flying off the stage on his broom and clothed in ‘what’? Whew!!!! Wild man!

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Ragdoll Engine Collective

Alyson Perry and Mary Cavett

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Richard Harrington

Hysterical deadpan comedy monolog.

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Brian Zimbler

A 93 year old Henry Tzim answers all the questions you can ask him. (In the time alloted!)

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Glen Raphael

An original song writer (caustic, hysterical love songs) who accompanies himself on the guitar.

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Marina Tsaplina

A monolog about going to work and discovering there is life outside that world. (funny and insightful!)

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Will Shaw

A funny juggler who has mastered the art of top spinning. (All size of tops!)

A seasoned professional who always leaves me laughing!

A large top free spinning on his hand is not an easy feat!

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John Leo and Andy Sapora going over the artist’s cue cards. Did they really read them before the show?

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Tanya Solomon – Stage Manager

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Alaska Thunderfu*k 5000 and Handsome Jeremy

A wild and delicious trip to the other side of the music spectrum!

See for yourself!

Alaska Thunderfu*k 5000 singing her/his heart out!

Handsome Jeremy accompanies Alaska on the Keyboards.

A wild and crazy song for the audience.

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Curtain Call

The next ‘tinydangerousfun’ variety show will happen on Feb 22, 2011.

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Photographs © 2011 Jim Moore