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October 20, 2012 11:54 AM   Subscribe

Just Say No To Cabaret [slight nudity]
posted by nadawi (23 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
stop calling me bumface!
posted by radiosilents at 11:54 AM on October 20, 2012


But I LIKE prawns!
posted by knile at 12:07 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cabaret and burlesque are thriving all over the US and the UK, both in modern edgy productions and classic examples like Elaine Stritch or other big artists taking up residencies in small clubs in NYC and other cities.

One of the dangers of something like The X Factor is that, by default, it's a narrow view of what people might find interesting. It pursues the lowest common denominator of appeal. And really, the judges' role on the show isn't to highlight acts which are brilliant and fascinating. It's to determine which acts would make the most money after they are signed to contracts with the company producing the show.

I don't know that this video makes its point particularly well, but I fully support the sentiment it expresses.
posted by hippybear at 12:07 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


Everyone turns out to be gay and/or Nazis!
posted by Artw at 12:11 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Moo cabaret?

Brew cabaret?

Too cat-baret?
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:30 PM on October 20, 2012


Maybe a change in terminology to something more hip&trendy: "Steampunk Showtunes"?

Still, I think we need a lot less Simon Cowell and a lot more Mefi's Own John 'The Whelk' Leavitt.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:44 PM on October 20, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh I can do better considering I used to host a twice monthly cabaret show.

I'm the one with no shirt
posted by The Whelk at 1:00 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


You're always the one with no shirt.
posted by Artw at 1:05 PM on October 20, 2012 [10 favorites]


I believe Whelks video has upped this thread's disclaimer from "slight" to "partial" nudity. Please move to NUDECON 4.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:14 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Like seriously, are you allergic to shirts or something?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:15 PM on October 20, 2012


Great. Headlined by the extremely talented Frisky and Mannish of, among other things:
Question
Kate Bash
Beep (Have a Banana)

I was on stage with them once or twice and it was humbling. We'd do a bit of musical comedy but these guys are at another level.
posted by col_pogo at 1:32 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


2 Cabaret 2 Furious
posted by hellojed at 1:50 PM on October 20, 2012


I'm the one with no shirt

Not that anybody would've guessed otherwise.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:59 PM on October 20, 2012


Pretty good, except Mannish should have been slapped with a giant prawn at the end.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 2:22 PM on October 20, 2012


As an American, let me repeat the question posed in the YouTube video: "Gary who? Seriously. Gary who?"
posted by ericb at 3:00 PM on October 20, 2012


Ah ... thank you Internets: Gary Barlow.
posted by ericb at 3:04 PM on October 20, 2012


Please move to NUDECON 4.

I attended NUDECON 4 a couple years ago. The cosplay was...disappointing.
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:10 PM on October 20, 2012 [8 favorites]


You know.. Gary Barlow -- the member of Take That which Robbie Williams hated the most.
posted by hippybear at 3:44 PM on October 20, 2012


You're always the one with no shirt.

Sometimes, The Whelk wears a ruff, which is like a very short shirt that only covers the neck, but does so out to a considerable distance.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:56 PM on October 20, 2012


It's too bad it's so late in the year, we could make a mint with the Shirtless Whelk Calendar 2013. Maybe for 2014.
posted by mephron at 3:58 PM on October 20, 2012


How had I not been exposed previously to the delight of Frisky & Mannish? Beep (Have a Banana) is the best thing I've seen all day! Although that Gypsy song was pretty choice as well.
posted by winna at 4:21 PM on October 20, 2012


Whelk, is that clip filmed at Palace of Wonders?
posted by now i'm piste at 10:56 PM on October 20, 2012


It was filmed at the sadly gone Lucky Cat Cafe in Brooklyn.
posted by The Whelk at 11:00 PM on October 20, 2012


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