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Friday, March 21, 2008

Coming Soon: The Second Annual Stranger Gong Show

posted by on March 21 at 13:19 PM

Last spring at the Crocodile, a whole bunch of people came together to make the first-ever Stranger Gong Show a mind-blowing success.

This spring at Chop Suey, we’re doing it again.

The date: Saturday, April 26.
The cost: Free.
The line-up: God only knows. We’re looking for any and all human-based entertainments, including but not limited to jugglers, magicians, jug bands, tap dancers, strongmen, yodelers, stand-up comics, sword swallowers, contortionists, slam poets, marching bands, mimes, guys who shove quarters up their noses, bird callers, puppeteers, tuba players, hula hoopers, comedy skits, chanteuses, ventriloquists, clog dancers, celebrity impersonators, butoh dancers, vaudeville acts, accordianists, and air bands.

The rules: All acts must run between 45 seconds and four minutes, and require a minimum of set-up. (We’ll provide a mic and amp.) Due to “laws,” no acts can feature fire or kids (it’s a bar).

Acts can get on the bill just by showing up at Chop Suey the night of the show, or by signing up in advance in our forthcoming online form. (Coming soon, stay tuned.)

In the meantime, please enjoy this taste of the late, great, and fuh-reaky original Gong Show.

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I want the lady who chewed up Twinkies and fed them by mouth to her rubber chickens back, and I want to see her entire act without that knob (was it Jonathan Zwickel?) gonging her. That was the greatest thing I've ever seen.

Posted by Fnarf | March 21, 2008 1:26 PM

Great idea! You can see what it did for the Crocodile...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | March 21, 2008 2:05 PM

Oh thank the Lord. Last year was SO much fun.

Fnarf, what other tricks do you have up your sleeve?

Posted by Aislinn | March 21, 2008 2:09 PM


Posted by Dave Coffman | March 21, 2008 2:45 PM

I'll go, but only if Jaye P Morgan will be there...

Posted by michael strangeways | March 21, 2008 2:48 PM

5: Even better, Jaye P. Morgan will be jointly channeled through two formidable women: Ms. Kerri Harrop and Ms. Sarah Rudinoff.

Posted by David Schmader | March 21, 2008 2:57 PM

I can shit ACME anvils.

Posted by Mr. Poe | March 21, 2008 2:58 PM

where can we sign up to judge. i want gong access.

Posted by josh | March 21, 2008 4:32 PM

the 70s were so fun...

Posted by me | March 21, 2008 7:42 PM

I want to see the end of the rubber chicken act too! That was the best thing there. Maybe completely disable the gong for her bit, as an apology.

Posted by Lythea | March 21, 2008 11:08 PM

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