Uncle Impossible's Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social

cabaret & variety · arcade cavalcade · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 27, 2015 certified reviewer
tagged as: variety show · magic · comedy

My overall impression

Uncle Impossible’s Funtime Variety show is exactly that. The theme is a variety show for kids (think Pee Wee Herman) but with a definite adult theme to it. Pearl Lux did a burlesque style Can Can dance (and she is VERY flexible), Dee Dee Perks did a hula hoop routine (the hoops were shiny and reflected the light almost like a neon effect), Wacko did an impressive magic act, and Safari Go Go (I think that was their name) played a song and had a “chimp” (guy with a mask and some cool sleeves) that played Conga drums and juggled. All the acts were good and Uncle Impossible and his assistant, Princess BeeBop A Lula, tied the show together. Why call it an ice cream social? Because at the end as you leave you got a cup of ice cream (since it was the last show all that was left was chocolate which was fine for the audience).
So why only a pretty good rating? This is the kind of show that works better with a bigger audience. Unfortunate being the performance was at 11:15 pm and towards the end of Fringe we only had about 10 people. Not much of a party even if there was an audience participation dance segment.
It was a fun show and worth seeing. I miss seeing variety shows on TV. Since I was at the last show for Fringe you can’t check it out but maybe next year.

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