Super Fun Variety: April Extravaganza!


WHAT: Super Fun Superfund Variety Show
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2012
WHERE: Film Biz Prop Shop
ADDRESS: 540 President Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11215
DOORS: 8:00pm
SHOWTIME: 8:30pm
TICKET PRICE: $8 - $12 Sliding Scale (includes 10% off Film Biz coupon)

The Super Fun Superfund Variety Show presents the latest edition of its circus-meets-sustainability cabaret, Saturday April 21 in Gowanus, Brooklyn—featuring live performances by underground literary sensation Chris Gethard (A Bad Idea I’m About to Do), punk-rock puppeteer Carla Rhodes, and a cavalcade of comedy, circus arts, magic, music, death-defying physical daredevilry, a live-format bad advice column, and more! Hosted by sibling ukulele sensations Ellia and Josh Bisker (of Sweet Soubrette and Cobra Gold), April 21’s Super Fun promises genre-bending performances in a one-of-a-kind setting: the Film Biz Prop Shop, a 10,000-square-foot upcycling center filled to bursting with sets, props, and furniture reclaimed from film and TV shoots, all for sale to the general public. One hand-selected mystery treasure will be awarded to a member of the audience, and other fabulous prizes, tasty treats, cheap drinks, and second-to-none performers, from the silly to the sublime, make the Super Fun Superfund Variety Show a night of unbeatable entertainment.

Local business owners and Occupy Wall Street protestors can contact Super Fun Variety, giving their business name or working group, to be listed for half-price admission at the door.

Super Fun Variety’s previous shows have sold out to standing-room-only crowds. We have featured an incredible array of top-flight talents, including world-renowned variety performers, internationally acclaimed circus artists, and the 2012 Academy Award-nominated film short, “Time Freak.” Super Fun Variety applies the mission of the Film Biz Prop Shop—to “reuse, repurpose, and upcycle”—to the wondrous store itself, transforming its treasure-filled warehouse space into an incubator for emerging talent, and an opportunity for filmmakers, musicians, variety performers, and other artists to test and refine new work in front of a live audience. The show’s name refers to the Gowanus Canal’s designation as a federal Superfund site, and reflects our irreverent spirit, our strong social consciousness, and our goal of contributing to an environmentally and creatively sustainable local community.

Aikido in Virginia!

And here's my other side project this month: arranging the first-ever visit to America for my aikido teacher from Japan, Toshio Tanimoto sensei! Grab your gi and head to the DC area, April 28–May2!

Toshio Tanimoto sensei comes to America! It's like that movie with Eddie Murphy.