The Gang Show is an amateur talent contest hosted by Julie Novak and judged by three local guest “celebrities” the infamous band Dog On Fleas along with a very special guest judge Zsa Zsa Galore (aka Carrie Wykoff). Also starring The Rosendale Improvement Association Pit Band and Social Club as our house band! Featuring Toni as THE SWEEPER with her dog Rex a.k.a. Carl Welden who escort the gonged off stage.
Rated R — The show may contain adult material, themes, activities, language, and partial nudity. Children under 17 are not allowed to attend unless unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
PERFORMERS WANTED: No auditions necessary. No admission fee for contestants. Sign up using the form below. First come – first serve, there is a maximum of 15 acts per show. Each act must not exceed 5 minutes.
Each show presents a contest between amateur performers, with unique and unusual talents, who are judged on a scale of one to ten. The winner of the evening receives a cheap, worthless, plastic statue. In the event of a tie, the audience determines the winner by applause.
WHAT’S YOUR SPECIAL, ZANY, UNIQUE TALENT?
Juggle, Dance, Play the spoons, Lip sync, Stand-up comedy, Skits, Magic tricks, Card tricks, Recite poetry, Impersonations, Hula-hoop on roller blades, Kazoo orchestra, Ventriloquist, Double jointed body-bending tricks, Bird calls, Homemade musical instruments? The crazier the better!
Here’s the sign-up form below, be sure to scroll down and click SUBMIT….
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ABOUT OUR HOST JULIE NOVAK www.julienovak.com
JULIE NOVAK has been performing in around the New York Tri-State area for the last 15 years. Her comedy combines a keen look at the politics of queerness, gender variance, and everything in between.
Aside from co-founding and performing with The TMI Project, Ms. Novak is the official Emcee of the Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League in New York’s Hudson Valley (part of the national Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers), where her improv skills have helped raise thousands of dollars for women’s causes. Look for her in the upcoming film CLAW: The Movie and as a blur in the feature film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener. Listen to her band, Guitars and Hearts. She is also the co-author (with Jacinta Bunnell) of the feminist coloring book Girls are Not Chicks.
ABOUT OUR JUDGES DOG ON FLEAS: www.dogonfleas.com
HAILING FROM UPSTATE NY AND 10 YEARS IN THE MAKING… Dog on Fleas plans to take over the world. Their strategy is to play honest, loose and ingenious music for kids and their adult counterparts, and since kids tend to listen to music over and over and over, they are encoding special messages into the songs. Sort of like the Beatles, only less psychedelic. Actually, the only agenda the Fleas have is to make good music for decent people. And for you, too. DOG ON FLEAS are: DEAN JONES – guitar, trombone, singing. JOHN HUGHES – bass, guitar, singing. CHRIS CULLO – drums and cymbals.
ABOUT OUR HOUSE BAND THE ROSENDALE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION BRASS BAND AND SOCIAL CLUB which will be known as THE ROSENDALE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PIT BAND AND SOCIAL CLUB for The Gang Show http://www.riabb.org
Open and integrated musical / marching band and social club dedicated to unity and creativity. Hit the LIKE button on their Facebook page to follow them.
ABOUT OUR SWEEPER AND HER DOG PRECIOUS. Toni can be seen many times a day on Main Street walking her dog Precious.
Standing in for Precious is Rex, played by Carl Welden. As a performance artist Carl Welden has appeared throughout the Hudson Valley region as well as across the U.S. and Europe since 1995. He is currently a voice over artist, performance artist, core member of the Arm Of The Sea mask and puppet theater troupe, and emcee. www.carlwelden.com
October 12, 2013: Opening credits for the very first Rosendale Theatre GANG Show (which originally belonged to the film Gunga Din (1938).
WATCH AN ORIGINAL EPISODE: 1977 Gong Show–with Pee Wee Herman (19:56)
(SOURCE: These rules are taken from the original Gong Show – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gong_Show)