The World's Funniest Bubble Show at the Marsh Berkeley
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The last date listed for The World's Funniest Bubble Show was Sunday January 6, 2013 / 11:00am.
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This one-man show from Don Reed is a prequel to the actor-playwright-comedian's hilarious coming-of-age story East 14th, one of the longest-running solo shows in the Bay Area. In Can You Dig It? The '60s Back Down East 14th, Reed recounts his humble beginnings on East 14th Street just before his father headed off for the hustler's life in Oakland. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, MLK to JFK to the KKK, Reed explores the 1960s through the eyes of an awkward kid who's just trying to fit in. A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP double nominee for Best Actor and Best Playwright, Don Reed has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater, and is currently the warm-up comic for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from goldy
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The show had some very good moments and needed more of them. Mr. Bubbles didn't have enough material to keep us engaged. Also, on the day we were there, he was somewhat contemptuous of the audience. For instance, he insisted that an audience volunteer bite a bubble, and when the child did it, Mr. Bubble put him down for being silly enough to taste soap. That was after he had wasted another audience member's bag of pretzels. My group thought that was disrespectful, unfunny and unkind.
We liked the snippets of science about bubble behavior and wish there had been more of that and more inventiveness.
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Felt like Louis Pearl was improvising from start to finish. Unfortunately young kids were invited to sit up front and they dictated the pace of the show as they repeatedly screamed "do it again, do it again" each time he did something.
Quotes & Highlights
- “The hit of the day…a fringe favorite.” --The Guardian, UK
- “Every child is fascinated by bubbles ... Astounded faces filled the audience.” --ThreeWeeks.com
Louis Pearl is The Amazing Bubble Man! In 1980 Louis discovered a toy called the Bubble Trumpet. In learning how to demonstrate and sell this toy on the streets of Berkeley, he stumbled upon a slew of magnificent bubble tricks. Twenty-six years later, Louis' show has evolved into a wild ride through the art, magic, and sometimes even the science of bubble-ology. He has performed shows all over the world, including 3 years of sold-out shows at the month-long Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
At this year's Fringe, Louis and his bubble show gained live musical accompaniment by accordion player and vocalist Jetty Swart. The result is a new enchanting brew of breathtaking bubbles and bubbly music, creating a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.