- Carla Rhodes & Cecil Sinclair: vexing ventriloquism!
- Rob Lok: death-defying daredevilry!
- Adam Kuchler: physics-bending feats!
- Jeff Seal: side-splitting comedy!
- Chris Gethard: violence, tears, and literature!
- David Boyd: mystifying magic!
- Zero Boy: sound-trip storytelling!
- Dale Seever: shocking spirit portraits!
- Paris: heart-stopping hip hop juggling !
- The Bad Advice Column: exactly what it advertises.
- Sweet Soubrette: songs to inspire and delight!
- Cobra Gold: songs to befuddle and confuse!
- And more!
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012
WHERE: Film Biz Prop Shop
ADDRESS: 540 President Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11215
VENUE WEBSITE: filmbizrecycling.org
TICKET PRICE: $8 - $12 Sliding Scale (includes 10% off Film Biz coupon)
SHOW WEBSITE: superfunvariety.com
The Super Fun Superfund Variety Show presents the latest edition of its circus-meets-sustainability cabaret, Saturday April 21 in Gowanus, Brooklyn—featuring live performances by underground literary sensation Chris Gethard (A Bad Idea I’m About to Do), punk-rock puppeteer Carla Rhodes, and a cavalcade of comedy, circus arts, magic, music, death-defying physical daredevilry, a live-format bad advice column, and more! Hosted by sibling ukulele sensations Ellia and Josh Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Cobra Gold), April 21’s Super Fun promises genre-bending performances in a one-of-a-kind setting: the Film Biz Prop Shop, a 10,000-square-foot upcycling center filled to bursting with sets, props, and furniture reclaimed from film and TV shoots, all for sale to the general public. One hand-selected mystery treasure will be awarded to a member of the audience, and other fabulous prizes, tasty treats, cheap drinks, and second-to-none performers, from the silly to the sublime, make the Super Fun Superfund Variety Show a night of unbeatable entertainment.
Local business owners and Occupy Wall Street protestors can contact Super Fun Variety, giving their business name or working group, to be listed for half-price admission at the door.
Super Fun Variety’s previous shows have sold out to standing-room-only crowds. We have featured an incredible array of top-flight talents, including world-renowned variety performers, internationally acclaimed circus artists, and the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film short, “Time Freak.” Super Fun Variety applies the mission of the Film Biz Prop Shop—to “reuse, repurpose, and upcycle”—to the wondrous store itself, transforming its treasure-filled warehouse space into an incubator for emerging talent, and an opportunity for filmmakers, musicians, variety performers, and other artists to test and refine new work in front of a live audience. The show’s name refers to the Gowanus Canal’s designation as a federal Superfund site, and reflects our irreverent spirit, our strong social consciousness, and our goal of contributing to an environmentally and creatively sustainable local community.