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The many faces of Joel Jeske – A review….of sorts~

I have had the ultimate pleasure of photographing and videotaping  Joel Jeske in many shows and moods in many venues over the past several years. I will attempt to post here a collection of images and such to reflect his incredible talents and charm.

Currently, he appears in the Big Apple Circus show “The Grand Tour” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

But wait…he does not only appear on the show but he also Wrote and Created the show with direction by Parallel Exit’s Mark Lonergan.

Also, the clown material for this show was created by Joel Jeske. He performs the material along with the delightful Brent McBeth.

(these are not chronological)

First. Here is my Clown Un_Mask shot of Joel.

Joel Jeske in the Clown Un_Mask series.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.11.54 PMNext is a still from a video I did of Joel talking about ‘what is funny‘ in Sept 2011.

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Joel Jeske at Dixon PlaceJoel Jeske performing at the New York Downtown Clown Review at Dixon Place in Sept. 2012.

Joel Jeske opens his piece – “I have seen over 16 midgets today and it’s only Monday” by yelling the title at the audience.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.14.12 PMJoel Jeske performing at the AMUSE BOUCHE Festival at The Brick in Sept. 2011

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.09.32 PMParallel Exit’s “MOVE IT” show at Canal Park Playhouse in April 2013

Joel Jeske reads from his index cards all the qualities of his likes and dislikes.

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JOELCLOWNJESKEJoel is performing at the New York Downtown Clown Revue at Under St. Marks Place in 2011.

JOEL_Rm17bJESKE Joel Jeske performing in the hysterically funny and successful Parallel Exit show “Room 17b”.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.16.10 PMJoel Jeske and Mark Lonergan of Parallel Exit talk about their upcoming physical comedy workshop in this video.

March 2013 workshop video here.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.03.23 PMBrent McBeth and Joel Jeske in a scene from the current Big Apple Circus show “The Grand Tour”.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.02.26 PM Joel Jeske and ringmaster John Kennedy Kane perform the ‘Red Nose Transplant’.

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 10.04.45 PMJoel Jeske looks quite disturbed in this fantastic version of musical chairs with audience members.

Brent McBeth is seen behind Joel directing the Big Apple Circus Band. Did Joel lose this contest?

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I expect to experience much more mirth and joy from Joel Jeske and hope to have to photograph it as well.

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Do yourself a favor and see Joel Jeske perform live at The Big Apple Circus. Now till Jan 10th, 2016

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MOVE IT! – Parallel Exit’s Variety show – June 27th, 2015 @ Brooklyn Public Library

Parallel Exit presents MOVE IT!

Saturday June 27th, 2015 @ Brooklyn Public Library

The line up for this hour of variety arts is:

John Grimaldi
Daniel Passer
Nelson Lugo
Stephanie Fribourg
Paul Valenti
Mark Gindick
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Hosted by Parallel Exit’s own Mark Lonergan.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.118A ‘dapper’  Mark Lonergan ‘welcomes’ the audience to the show
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2015.06.27_MoveIt.152Opening the show is John Grimaldi performing a lovely juggling rings act.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.160Following his lyrical juggling John captivated the audience with his wonderful ‘bubbles’ act.
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2015.06.27_MoveIt.069 Daniel Passer was next on stage with a nonsense song and a surreal amount of oats and greens flying around.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.197Daniel’s assistant splatters him with a handful of oats.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.195Eventually the entire audience was covered with oats and greens. Hysterical!
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2015.06.27_MoveIt.214Magic man Nelson Lugo got the audience thinking they were going to learn a real magic trick. But he fooled them!
2015.06.27_MoveIt.216 The illusion wasn’t what the audience thought it was going to be. Great audience involvement.
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 2015.06.27_MoveIt.256 Stephanie Fribourg performed a wonderful very low-tech puppet piece about Greek mythology.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.273Utilizing barbie dolls and a cardboard stage she brought the wonderful story to life.
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2015.06.27_MoveIt.327Physical comic Paul Valenti used slapstick and an audience member to entertain.
Paul Valenti dances with audience memberPaul Valenti gets audience member on stage and tricks into dancing.
 
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2015.06.27_MoveIt.375Mark Gindick opens a bottle of water to begin his ‘tribute’ to Singing in the Rain.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.358Dressed in the traditional Gene Kelly look he puts out his hand to see if there is any ‘rain’.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.366First he get a cup of water splashed in his face by the innocent audience member.
2015.06.27_MoveIt.361Then he gets more ‘water/rain’ from the other ‘more than willing’ audience member.
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You can find out more about PARALLEL EXIT here!
 
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“MOVE IT” Variety Show – May 9th, 2011

Mark Lonergan knows how to make great shows! His last production was a terrific hit. ROOM 17B.

His company PARALLEL EXIT has been making great shows for quite a few years now. So it is no surprise that when he puts together a variety show it is wonderful!

Tonight’s show wasn’t any exception.

Mark Lonergan introduces the first act of the evening.

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ERIC WRIGHT and KATRINA DENNY

A puppet performance with different disciplines used.

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COMPANY SoGoNo

Choreography by Tanya Calamoneri

A humorous dance piece about birds.

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Carol Sirugo with Jonathan Kaplan

A very funny dance piece about relationships!

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Honey Goodenough

A precious teddy bear and his coming of age outside the box.

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KEVIN C. CARR

A clown and his relationships. Wonderful physical humor.

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PARALLEL EXIT – DAPPER TAP TRIO

Derek Roland – Brent McBeth – Danny Gardner

Talented tap dancers and physical comedians as well!

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MICHAEL KARAS

Michael Karas has amazing juggling skills and comedic timing to go along with it.

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HONEY GOODENOUGH and MARTA MOZELLE MACROSTIE

A fun collaboration involving plastic manipulated objects, food products and a human being.

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PARALLEL EXIT NEEDS YOUR HELP!

The funding for Parallel Exit’s theatre performances has been cut drastically.

Help them out with any donation you can give. Click here.

Mark Longergan is tipping the hat for your helpful donation.

He deserves whatever you can give. A wonderful presenter of great variety.

Make sure you see one of Parallel Exit’s next shows!

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ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHT © 2011 Jim Moore

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