Upcoming: Gong Show at the Rivoli
Who knows what sparked the recent interest in Gong Shows, unless perhaps we all saw Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind in the same week. We saw one recently at Sneaky Dee's, where first prize went to our drunk friend who only decided to enter after we got there. Her talent? Squirting breast milk all over the audience. She's a kick at parties.
So it's anyone's guess what kind of talent we'll see tonight at the Rivoli when Carson T. Foster , host of Kick-Ass Karaoke, hosts his first Gong Show with celebrity judges Mark Breslin (Yuk Yuk's), Michelle Pantoliano (Naked News) and Robin Black (Intergalactic Rock Stars).
"There was one guy who wanted to catch a flaming cabbage on his head," says Foster, "but I explained to him that we couldn't do that due to fire hazards, so he'll have to modify it. I have a juggler, dancers, poets."
Foster admits he's been lax in the audition department.
"It basically consists of an e-mail and my replying, 'OK! Sounds great!'"
Space permitting, Foster will accept acts at the door, "provided it's not a shameless plug for something else."
So, you got a kazoo, some chainsaws and a pair of pointe shoes?
The Gong Show happens tonight (Thursday April 15) at the Rivoli.