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Trying to drink wine while Hula-Hooping
July 27, 2012 7:42 AM   Subscribe

Hula-Hoop comedy show Annabel Carberry performs "A Glass of Red". This is a hilarious hula-hoop/dance routine about frustration, hula-hoop talent, keping your skirt down and control of a roudy audience.
posted by naight (18 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I believe some might get *Rowdy* if you don't spell it rite.
posted by adamvasco at 7:51 AM on July 27, 2012


[Switched link to direct youtube link rather than sort of skeezy looking aggregator site.]
posted by cortex at 7:52 AM on July 27, 2012


You know it's going to impressive with the performer's leg muscles look that powerful.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:05 AM on July 27, 2012


That was a very supportive audience.

And I could almost believe the errors were intentional, to make it more Chaplin-esque.
posted by DU at 8:10 AM on July 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Her charisma really helped the act.
posted by oddman at 8:21 AM on July 27, 2012


Great find! I'm pretty sure I was in the audience for this recording; it looks like the show she did at the European Juggling Convention in Munich last year. It's a fantastic act, and there aren't many people who can work comedy into a hoop routine with most people I've seen treating it more as a form of dance. Which is still great, but a bit of variety, in both senses, is always fun.

I also suggest checking out Hoop La La for a really fun take on hoop acts. The guy in particular is a great performer and can *really* capture a crowd. They popped up once or twice in The Brickhouse in London, and the audience absolutely loved them. Sadly for circus fans though, about two years ago the Brickhouse's focus slid from circus, music and raunchy jokes to being almost all (burlesque-style) stripping with a rare music or circus act thrown in as a sop to respectability.
posted by metaBugs at 8:25 AM on July 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Brandon Blatcher: You know it's going to impressive with the performer's leg muscles look that powerful.
Between her legs and her talent, I think I'm going to need a moment here. Could someone turn up the AC?
posted by IAmBroom at 8:37 AM on July 27, 2012


Between her legs and her talent...

Okay, I guess now I have to click the link.
posted by hal9k at 8:43 AM on July 27, 2012


Now that's a fucking act. She's not the best hula-hoopist(?) I've seen, but her charisma, wordless even, makes that a plus.
posted by cmoj at 8:44 AM on July 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I enjoyed it, and even LOLed, as the kids say. I think the minor flubs made it better and it wouldn't surprise me at all to know they were part of the plan, sort of.
posted by hamandcheese at 9:05 AM on July 27, 2012


Her charisma really helped the act.

Not to mention her outfit.
posted by swift at 9:07 AM on July 27, 2012


::eye roll::
posted by oddman at 9:28 AM on July 27, 2012


Whew. Great concept, great execution. Great legs.

.....her boyfriend just grins and passes out the hoops....
posted by mule98J at 10:12 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not a great showing for MetaFilter when the piece is pretty legible as a feminist allegory yet half the comments are about the attractiveness of the performer.
posted by nobody at 11:43 AM on July 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was waiting for that. Where are you in all the threads where women and gay men opine about the attractiveness of male performers, which is at least as common?
posted by IAmBroom at 12:20 PM on July 27, 2012


I really envy her talent. I'd love to be able to get a bottle of wine open with my bare hands.
posted by darksasami at 1:15 PM on July 27, 2012


I found myself involuntarily waggling my bum in my chair to help her.
posted by pracowity at 12:54 AM on July 28, 2012


If you have some time on your hands, have a look at some of the other videos by the same guy - this one is only the tiniest fraction of the cool stuff that went on at EJC Munich.
posted by emilyw at 2:01 PM on July 28, 2012


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