The Alien Comic and Stephen Holman
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The last date listed for The Alien Comic and Stephen Holman was Saturday December 3, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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A rare chance to see two of performance art’s most idiosyncratic entertainers in their first ever LA double bill.
Tom Murrin (aka. Alien Comic) has been practicing his particular form of performance art madness in New York City clubs, theaters and performance spaces for 25 years. Using found objects as props, and making masks and costumes out of anything available, he delivers a fast-paced, surreal kaleidoscope of quick-changing visuals, combined with a non-stop commentary on current political and cultural topics. A native Angeleno, Murrin began his performance career in Seattle with Para-Troupe, and toured the U.S.A., Canada and Europe with Johanna Went. He has returned often over the years to his hometown to perform shows at Lace, Highways, the Anti-Club and Crazy Space.
Stephen Holman. English-born Holman’s diverse career has included founding and directing the notorious cabaret/theater troupe Theatre Carnivale in Los Angeles in the late 1980s (“Messy performance art that leaves stains on our collective unconscious.” – LA Times. “Performance at its finest with the guts to go beyond the boundaries” – LA Weekly. “LA’s Artaud” – Paper magazine.) Holman has also performed around the world as Torture Chorus (with Clam Lynch) at venues including the Kitchen, LACE and the Tokyo International Theater Festival. He has collaborated extensively with Los Angeles performance art diva, Johanna Went, created animation series for Nickelodeon, MTV, Kids!WB and Disney and authored comic books Weird Burlesque and No Such Thing as Monsters. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA. Holman will be performing his new one-man show “Goodbye Normal Genes,” – a Psycho-Anatomical Strip Show, Evolutionary Re-Evaluationand Tribute to Elton John – a fast-paced, 45 minutes crammed with cultural and scientific insight into subjects including GENETIC MEMORY, CREATIONISM, CHRISTIAN VENTRILOQUISM and the HISTORY OF POO. Show highlights include the operation of a CHEESE PROPULSION MACHINE (designed by Survival research Laboratory founder MATT HECKERT), the appearance of a gigantic DANCING BABY and surreal COSTUMERY by JOSEPHINE T. HUANG.