Puddles Pity Party

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Puddles Pity Party
More Less
The Kessler says
The man with the clown in his face probably did not expect this. Even for fans of Puddles Pity Party, it's a startling experience to find yourself inches from a six-foot-eight bald man in full clown garb, belting out "I Who Have Nothing" at full volume as his microphone presses into your cheek.

Puddles the Clown, star of the one-man karaoke/pantomine show that is Puddles Pity Party, is a master of walking that line between delighting his audience and making them feel uncomfortable. He doesn't just break the fourth wall; he invades people's personal space. Time and again throughout his two sold-out Friday shows at the Troubadour, Puddles would plunge into the mostly seated crowd, silently prowling (though he sings, he never speaks) for volunteers and victims.

The forced audience participation gave his clever and often hysterically funny show an extra frisson of tension and anxiety. When you know you might be called upon at any moment to lead the audience in a Beatles sing-along, or don a ridiculous costume, or even just sit and quietly submit to a Marilyn Monroe-esque serenading of "Happy Birthday," it literally keeps you on the edge of your seat.
More Less

By: The Kessler

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1550530111879223
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com