Conflict of Interest The Countdown Begins: Eight Days Until The Stranger Gong Show
posted by April 4 at 14:21 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, On the Boards artistic director Lane Czaplinski, and Stranger music editor Jonathan Zwickel) 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 archival Gong Show footage of that human tab of Ecstasy known as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine. Since his glory days as America’s favorite TV dancer, Gene has lost his legs to diabetes—a tragic turn of events, but you can bet he’s glad he used his legs like mad while he had ‘em. How’s your blood sugar? Are you sure? Just in case, don’t you think you should come bust some crazy-ass moves at the Stranger Gong Show? Use ‘em while you got ‘em, bitches.