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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Quarantine Edition – June 8th, 2020

Host Keith Nelson introduces the weeks news and show.

Keith Nelson performs his signature act ‘the spinning top’ to open the show.

The Kinesis Project is a collection of wonderful dancers who performed together.

Jonathan Burns gets into and out of a toilet seat and tennis racket with much comedy indeed!

Logan Kerr performed a beautiful tight wire act in the countryside.

Magician Nelson Lugo performed a wonderful rope routine.

Bindlestiff co-director and Open Stage host Keith Nelson performs another amazing trick.

Serenity performed a lovely aerial act in her back yard.

Brad Shur created and performed with some wonderful cardboard puppets.

Corn Mo entertained the viewers with his accordion and original songs.

‘Ask Hovey’ – This week Hovey Burgess discussed the circus bear and it’s history.

Aaron Bonk cracks whips like no one else. Juggling them and cracking!

Elena Sanders performed amazing contortions.

The cast takes their internet ‘curtain call’.

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“Wondershow” at The Cutting Room – Jan 19th, 2017

I first met Jonathan Burns at the Festival of Fools in Vermont in 2012. I photographed him many times and laughed even more times. He is one funny man! Now he is coming to New York with a gang of  talent that Time Out calls “Some of the Most Skilled Performers in the Business”.

 I hope you can get a ticket~~

The show is described as “Acts of Magic, Mischief and Mystery”

Ben Nemzer – Direct from The Magic Castle in California

Marcus Eddie – Direct from Penn And Teller’s ‘Fool Us’.

Jo Firestone – Direct from ‘The Tonight Show‘.

Special Appearance by Vinnie DePonto – acclaimed mind-reader!

WONDERSHOW, 10pm
Thursday January 19th
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/

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“The Last Laugh” – Final Performance at Burlington, VT – FESTIVAL OF FOOLS.

At 5pm on Sunday March 5th  THE FESTIVAL OF FOOLS celebrated 3 days of Non-Stop Entertainment on Church Street in Burlington Vermont with

THE LAST LAUGH

All of the performers that were on hand for the festival contributed a little bit of themselves to a performance in front of City Hall.

The public was sitting down and standing up in front of City Hall.

Here are some photographs from that show.

A few of the cast from the show.

Richard Stamp and Kate Wright performing as the MC’s for THE LAST LAUGH

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David “The Checkboard Guy” Aiken.

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Kamikaze Fireflies (Casey Martin and Rob Williams) with Jonathan Burns

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Aileen Wilkie from Scotland

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Reid Belstock in his bright Red costume.

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Facing the crowd and playing the electric piano is Mark Ettinger who doubled as Music Director for the festival.

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Woody Keppel singing with the band for the closing number of the show.

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The Checkerboard Guy (David Aiken)  dazzles the crown with his hat moves.

Casey Martin (Kamikaze Fireflies) extinguishes fire on her hula hoop with some water.

Jonathan Burns sneaks thru the back of a folding chair with ease.

Henrik Bothe (half of Wells and Woodhead) performing some cowboy roping routines.

Michael Trautman hypnotizes the audience with his ping pong ball tricks.

Aileen Wilkie plays a lovely tune on the saw.

Reid Belstock juggles amazingly different things so well.

Festival of Fools band performing at THE LAST LAUGH show with the great big audience enjoying the show.

[Not all performers on the bill are represented here in photographs.]

For more information on the FESTIVAL OF FOOLS in Burlington, Vermont click HERE!

Festival information:
802.865.7166

Andrea Grayson, Production Manager

Woody Keppel, Artistic Director

Eric Ford, Communication Director

Doreen Kraft, Executive Director