Conflict of Interest Announcing the First-Ever Stranger Gong Show
posted by March 30 at 12:22 PMon
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 an earlier post, Kerri “Jaye P.” Harrop expressed her dream of a Stranger Gong Show contestant recreating the magic of the original Gong Show’s Gene Gene the Dancing Machine. I have my own dreams, one of which involves a Stranger Gong Show contestant replicating this priceless bit from Richard “I wrote Arrested Development” Day’s amazing Girls Will Be Girls, in which the character Varla improvises an aria while eating an entire can of spray cheese.