Cartoon Dump at the Steve Allen Theater on April 26th.

 

Are moths flying out of your wallet?   Does your life need a comedic kick in the pants?  Have you finally finished mourning the cancellation of Mystery Science Theater 3000?    

If you answered OHMYGOD, YES! to any of the above questions, clear tonight’s calendar, scrounge up couch change, and put on your “TV’s Frank” t-shirt for Cartoon Dump, a night of seriously bad cartoons and seriously hilarious fun with Frank Conniff of the late lamented MST3K and tonight’s Special Guest Comedian Patton Oswalt of Ratatouille fame!    

In this very adult satire of  local kids TV shows, creator/writer/co-producer Conniff and his cohort Erica Doering   play highly dysfunctional, live action characters who  hilariously air their dirty laundry  while hawking dubious and inappropriate-for-children  products.  “Woodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl” and “Compost Brite” (Conniff and Doering respectively) and their guests also provide post-viewing commentary on a handful of so-awful-they’re-great cartoons from co-producer Jerry Beck’s prodigious library of cartoon fare.   Not surprisingly, hilarity ensues.    

In addition to Coniff, Oswalt and the high laugh-to-minute ratio, the theater is intimate (which means get there early, slackers), the seats are comfy and the parking in back is free.  That’s a lotta bang for your sawbuck.    

Captain Kangaroo would have a coronary; you’ll just laugh ’til your sides hurt.    

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….    

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Image courtesy of Clown Town City Limits, playing Sunday, April 4th at the Steve Allen Theater

 

Those not living in a cave have probably noticed that in an odd coinky-dink (or sinister Romulan takeover), April Fool’s Day bumps smack dab against Easter weekend this year.    

If you’re not into pastels and PAAS-dyed Easter eggs,  then you are in luck, my Go Go friend.   Check out these brilliantly subversive, clown-around-town events.    

Kaution…these ain’t no kiddie klowns.  No joke.  

“ISMS” @ Zombie Joe’s Underground    

Ms. Go Go can tell you that Clownseling, one of the five short plays in ISMS, features sex, ferrets, and fairies (the magical kind!) and it still wouldn’t give you an inkling of the sly, raucous mayhem dished up by writer Jim Eshom and brought to wild-eyed life by director Amelia Gotham.  The other plays in this collection of demented fools feature feuding cavewomen, sexually posturing fish, the last two men on earth, and an unsettling person named “Mr. Tiddles”.    (Last weekend!! Last Chance!!)    

 Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd    

Doors open at 8:00PM.  Show starts at 8:30PM.    

Zombie Joe’s Underground    

4850 Lankersham Boulevard    

North Hollywood 91601 

$15   

Call 818.202.4120 to make a reservation (which gets you seated ahead of walk-ins), then get there early to pay and have a better choice of seats.    

Laurel Beckman/New Fools!  (13 times to feel you) @ Monte Vista    

Laurel Beckman’s art uses iconographic images that are initially playful but prove unsettling with ongoing perusal.  At the heart of “New Fools! (13 times to feel you)”,  an animation in three acts features   disembodied clown heads, headless clown bodies, and various props trying to merge in a meaningful way as well as the titular 13 Fools who prompt “messy behavior in the face of scary times that may otherwise prompt reserve.”       

It’s April Fools weekend!  That sounds like the perfect response!    

Opening reception Saturday, April 3 from 7-10PM (Show runs through 5/31/10)    

Monte Vista    

5442 Monte Vista Street (2 blocks W of Figueroa Street at Avenue 55)    

Los Angeles 90043    

http://www.montevis taprojects. com/current. html    

 Clown Town City Limits     

This dark, sketch comedy/improv presentation by 2HeadedDog [Jim Turner, Mark Fite, Craig Anton, Dave (Gruber) Allen] offers up a quartet of clowns on the worn-thin, trailer-park-fringe of this business we call show.  Jealousy will rage.  Profanity will spew.   Red hair will be worn.    

With music by Andy Paley    

Probably the most subversive Easter Sunday night you will ever spend.    

Sunday,  April 4 @ 8:00PM (and the First Sunday  of every month)    

The Steve Allen Theater @ Center for Inquiry – West    

4773 Hollywood Blvd    

Los Angeles 90027    

(323) 666-4268 

$5-$10 

For tickets, click below:  

http://steveallentheater.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=242732   

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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