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Monday, April 28, 2008

The Second-Annual Stranger Gong Show

posted by on April 28 at 13:02 PM

…went down in a packed and sweaty Chop Suey this past Saturday night, and it was a 90-minute tornado of talent, packed with filthy sign language, peppy Poppins, and judge wigs made out of tampons. There was also the exposure of an actual butthole.

For the closest thing to being there, look for Stranger videographer Kelly O’s Gong Show Video, premiering tomorrow right here on Slog. (And for an artistic rundown of the show—including an interview with the first-place winning comedian Soloman Georgio—see Brendan Kiley’s next Theater News column, landing Wednesday.)

For thanks to all who came and screamed and sweated, and extra special thanks to every single one of the performers. Without you, we’re nothing.

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Thanks for posting the vid! I was at a great Grand Opening Party in Georgetown for a fun beer, cider, and wine bottle shop along Airport Way South ... and found two great new hard ciders I'd never tried yet.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 28, 2008 1:05 PM

Did you perform, Will? No? Have anything to add from the audience? Then why are you talking here?

Posted by Fnarf | April 28, 2008 1:30 PM


If the cops, the nazi liquor control board,and Mayor McCheese hear about this, heads will fly!!!

Since Comeback posters featuring buttocks get their panties in a twist, this should sent them over the edge and liable to burning Chop Suey to the ground...

Posted by michael strangeways | April 28, 2008 1:42 PM
Posted by Secret South | April 28, 2008 2:38 PM

Oh, Fnarf. Will in Seattle is simply letting us all know...

Sigh. I love you, Fnarf.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 28, 2008 2:52 PM

I had fun. Yay for assholes!

Posted by Ivory | April 28, 2008 3:09 PM

At one point, one of the judges called THIS guy "Will in Seattle"

Posted by KELLY O | April 28, 2008 3:13 PM

Yes! There was one great "who are you, Will in Seattle?" line flung at a boring white dude. The judges were a riot--the best part of the show.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | April 28, 2008 3:50 PM

Solomon's a comedian now? WTF?

Posted by keshmeshi | April 28, 2008 4:51 PM

9: Not just a comedian, an award-winning comedian.

Posted by David Schmader | April 28, 2008 4:55 PM

@2 - to get the thread started - and because I was glad there was a vid since I missed it.

Did you perform, Fnarf?


Posted by Will in Seattle | April 28, 2008 4:56 PM

I performed last year, Will. Crowd favorite, in fact. You've never done anything interesting in your entire life.

Posted by Fnarf | April 28, 2008 5:13 PM

I guess I am an award winning comedian now. I am just as surprised as #9.

Posted by Solomon Georgio | April 28, 2008 5:22 PM

Congratulations. Can't wait to see the video.

Posted by Fnarf | April 28, 2008 5:29 PM

I was hit 4 times by flying tampons, and got a face full of twinkie. I also had Elvis's junk about 6 inches from my face.

Posted by Joh | April 28, 2008 8:27 PM

So, Joh, it was pretty good night?

Posted by yucca flower | April 28, 2008 9:18 PM

Thanks for the pics, Ivory.

Not sure why, but still pics somehow are better than vids.

Posted by Will in Fnarfless Seattle | April 29, 2008 10:54 PM

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