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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Announcing the First-Ever Stranger Gong Show

posted by on March 28 at 12:39 PM


Attention talented freaks and those who love to gawk at them: On Thursday, April 12 at the Crocodile Cafe, The Stranger will be presenting its first-ever Gong Show, hosted by yours truly.

In advance of the show date, we’re looking for any and all unique and entertaining acts hungry to strut their stuff before a panel of drunken judges for fabulous prizes. This means jugglers, magicians, yodelers, strongmen, stand-up comics, clog dancers, air bands, contortionists, jug bands, sword swallowers, vaudeville acts, and anyone else with an act that’s under four minutes long and doesn’t involve fire or minors. (The Croc is a bar.)

For more info and to sign up for the competition, go here. (Talent may also sign-up at the door the night of the show.)

And if you just want to gawk/cheer/heckle the drunken celebrity judges (including Sarah Rudinoff, Kerri Harrop, Dave Meinert, and On the Boards artistic director Lane Czaplinski), show up at the Crocodile on Thursday, April 12 for the fabulous and totally free freak parade kicking off at 9pm.

In the meantime, please enjoy this face-numbingly weird tidbit from the original Gong Show:

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So.. uh.. are you a spy too, David?
Wait, wait, nevermind. Don't answer that.

Posted by treacle | March 28, 2007 1:18 PM

as a child, the gong show was easily one of my all-time favorite television programs. i will do my very best to honor the classic antics of jaye p. morgan, who was clearly loaded for each show.

and, if anyone manages to re-create the magic of gene, gene, the dancing machine, i might lose my marbles.

Posted by kerri harrop | March 28, 2007 2:44 PM

"if anyone manages to re-create the magic of gene, gene, the dancing machine, i might lose my marbles."

Dear Bones Birrone: Clearly it is your job to make Kerri lose her marbles.

Posted by David Schmader | March 28, 2007 3:11 PM


Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | March 28, 2007 5:10 PM

Fnarf will perform. He will not recreate the magic of Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine, however.

Posted by Fnarf | March 28, 2007 7:10 PM

No one, but no one can recreate the magic of Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine, sadly enough not even Gene himself, who lost both legs below the knees to complications from diabetes. I'm sorry Kerri, but your marbles will remain firmly in place.

Posted by wile_e_quixote | March 28, 2007 7:51 PM

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