On Saturday, February 29 at 8 PM, host Ed Smyth presents Fringe Variety Hour featuring the geek comedy of Ed , with his special guests , the comic genius, Gilles & Mikail, musical guest, Marc Delgado, with a special comic performance of Jerry Dymond of “Quite Unhelpful Lists.” 10 dollars at the door or tickets may be reserved on this page. Seating is limited to 45. BYOB and unique snacks and soft drinks are available at Ozubar.
About the “Fringe Variety Hour”
Host Ed Smyth presents “Fringe Variety Hour” every month through 2020. These shows will highlight 90 minutes of the oddly funny and the strangely wonderful for comedy, song, and live performance by fringe entertainers throughout the greater Hudson Valley.
The premiere show on February 29, at 8 pm, will serve up the poignant, touching, and original song, stories, and poems of Marc Delgado; the metaphysically unfit duo of wordshpritzer Mikhail Horowitz and guitarist Gilles Malkine; Ed Smyth’s geek comedy and odd characters; and index cards ‘o’ plenty of Quite Unhelpful Lists by Jerry Dymond.
Marc Delgado writes songs, stories and poems about characters trying to make sense of The American Landscape. His last record “High in a Neon Dive” is a spiraling tour through the seedy motels and dive bars of The Central Valley in California where Delgado grew up. His new record “Wildwood Road” is due out this summer.
The comic duo of Horowitz and Malkine have been performing together in the Hudson Valley and beyond since 1989. They perpetrate increasingly unlawful acts of political satire and recycle literary classics, adapting them to rap, blues, bop, doo-wop, hip-hop, high-tech hillbilly, and other, even
scruffier musical idioms. They also spoof or pay backhanded homage to various subgenres of American roots music. Among the folks they have opened for and/or shared bills or collaborated with are Kinky Friedman, Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach), Ed Sanders (The Fugs), David Amram, Robert Bly, and the duo of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason.
Ed Smyth serves up an absurdist and silly string of brain-twisty topics and characters as diverse as single cell balloon animals, Moe Bot the Comedy Robot, Bronco Brad the Crooning Cowboy, Uncle Funk-O-Licious the retired white wannabe rapper, Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, a fresh dairy products sea shanty, Oog Son of Ahg the entertainer from 30,000 BC, and more. Ed produces and headlines his own feature show “Geek Comedy Hour” in coffeehouses, performance spaces, art venues and similar throughout the Northeast, as well as currently producing “MicroFringe” and “Fringe Variety Hour”.s
Jerry “What the What” Dymond has honed his unique comedic style by crafting dozens of index card lists of quite unhelpful tips, such as “Cheesy Pick Up Lines”, “10 Reasons Why A Handgun Can Be Better Than A Woman”, and “You’re A Senior When…”. Jerry performs throughout the Capital District.
Greenkill’s “Fringe Variety Hour” will run consecutive months throughout 2020, typically as the last Saturday of each month, and will feature a blend of regular performers such as Ed Smyth, and three to four special musician and performer guests.
Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.
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