Posted in comedy | music on November 20, 2010

Wham City Comedy

The show is a broad hybrid of things, over 20 acts of stand-up, skits, music, and a very broad "other."

A sampling:

Kizer, playing the archetypal patient, but being asked to peer into his doctor's very, very exposed asshole.

Avant-garde musician/David Bowie impersonator/internet talk show host Ed Schrader singing a busted-up song about "kids jail" involving kids meeting various forms of execution.

Dan Deacon reworking the audio from a particularly choice segment of The Wizard of Oz backed by a building, anxious bassline to an effect as sinister as it is funny.

Performance artistist/ventriloquist April Camlin having a few very heavy existential moments: "What happens to me when we die?" asks her dummy.

Truth be told, the Wham City comedy tour is full of a ton of bleak, cutting stuff. Maybe that's another misconception about the group: that it's full of cartoon people that live cartoon lives. Watching nearly all of them do comedy, you can't shake the feeling that, funny or not, the collective's stacked with some seriously cynical people.

That description of the Wham City City Comedy Tour comes from a SPIN review of the Baltimore show. The tour ends in NYC at Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery tonight (11/20). Todd P's full listing for the show, below...

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====| SATURDAY 11/20 @ THE SHOWPAPER 42ND ST GALLERY |====
:: WHAM CITY COMEDY TOUR
: Dan Deacon
:: Ben O'Brien
::: Alan Resnick
:::: Robby Rackleff
::::: April Camlin
:::::: Pete O'Connell
::::::: Mason Ross
:::::::: Ed Schrader
::::::::: Adam Endres
:::::::::: Connor Kizer
::::::::::: Dina Kelberman
:::::::::::: Glucuous (not real)
:: music by:
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:: the Creepers
:::: the Ram Ones
| THE SHOWPAPER 42ND ST GALLERY |
217 East 42nd St @ 3rd Ave | Midtown, Manhattan
4567 to Grand Central | 8pm | all ages | $5-20 recommended donation
http://whamcity.com/bios.html
http://myspace.com/creepingwiththecreepers
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Comments (11)

hhahah $20?!

give me a fuckin break Todd P.

Just say it's $10, $5....fuck that stupid donation crap. No one dumb enough would pay $20.

Posted by Anon | November 20, 2010 4:17 PM

agreed ^^^

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2010 4:36 PM

OH MY GOD!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2010 5:40 PM

20 dollars buys enough chickpeas to feed the entire staff at American apparels Chelsea location!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2010 6:35 PM

this was a lot of fun. and they didn't give me the stinkeye when i only gave $6.00.

but the beer was warm / room temp. 8 ^(

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2010 11:23 AM

lots of people donate more than the minimum.

there's a word for them: adults

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2010 12:02 PM

fuck those assholes, lettin me pay what I wish and shit

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2010 12:28 PM

ed schrader rules

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 8:18 AM

isn't deacon from buffalo?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 12:55 PM

isn't deacon from buffalo?

Posted by سعودي كول | November 27, 2010 5:55 PM

buys enough chickpeas to feed the entire staff at American apparels Chelsea location!

Posted by Massagem Tailandesa | December 6, 2010 7:40 AM

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