Uncle Impossible's Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social

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

world premiere
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DANIEL FAIGIN certified reviewer June 22, 2015
tagged as: burlesque · comedy · variety · ice cream
[See the full writeup, with links, at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=10385 ] OK, those of you who don’t know who Bob McAllister is or what Wonderama was, I’ll wait while you look it up. OK, let’s go. As you probably know if you are friends with me on Facebook, I’m a big fan of the children’s programming that used to exist on TV. I’m talking the local stuff — before syndication: Sheriff John, Engineer Bill, Hobo Kelley, Tom Hatten. There were also the better known network shows: the aforementioned Wonderama, Captain Kangeroo, Howdy Doody, and such. These shows declined through the 1970s and 1980s; I doubt that many folks younger than 40 remember watching them live at all. But for those of us who did — they bring back memories. So... full review
KURT GARDNER certified reviewer June 14, 2015
tagged as: comedy · music · burlesque · juggling · clown · satire
This show really shouldn’t be as funny as it is. The production is bare-bones and the slips are obvious, but the performers embrace the show’s amateur nature and transform it into an asset, making the audience cheer for them even as they flub.... full review
JIM WITOSZYNSKI certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: variety show · magic · comedy
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 t... full review