Much Needed Laughs Found at Surflight Aug. 17

Surflight Theatre in Seaside Haven will host a comedy doubleheader on Monday, Aug. 17.
Taylor Mason will kick items off at 6 p.m., performing a loved ones-oriented exhibit. A far more adult-themed if nevertheless reasonably clear exhibit that includes a few comics – Joe Bublewicz, Helene Angley and Ross Bennett – will consider the phase in Surflight’s 2020 house, a huge best tent in Veterans Memorial Park, at 8:30.
Mason is a one-man “Ed Sullivan Clearly show.” Sullivan applied to combine up the functions in his common Sunday evening clearly show you could see jugglers, contortionists, opera singers, Broadway stars, rock bands, comics, magicians and ventriloquists, from time to time in one night time.
Perfectly, Mason doesn’t juggle or twist his center-aged-approaching-senior-citizen overall body into macaroni styles. He’s never appeared at the Metropolitan Opera or starred in a Broadway show, though he did surface at Carnegie Corridor. But he is a comic, a musician, a comedic magician and, particularly, a ventriloquist. He could have solitary-handily crammed 50 percent of a Sullivan demonstrate.
Certainly, one of his most hilarious ventriloquist dummies is a hand puppet, Paco, a Mexican pig. 1 of the outdated films on his website is eerily well timed, contemplating the clip begins off with Paco carrying a facial area mask. The coronavirus wasn’t the germ du jour at that time – relatively it was the H1N1 assortment.
Mason removes Paco’s mask, and Paco instantly sneezes into Mason’s facial area.
“You emotion all suitable?” Mason asks.
“I believe so,” responds Paco.
“OK. No person wants to get unwell,” says Mason.
“Yes, I know,” Paco suggests.
“I see you were being carrying your mask.”
“You need to have on a mask,” Paco responds.
“So I really don’t get sick?” asks Mason.
“No,” suggests Paco, “you should really just use a mask.”
“Oh, cease it! Inform everyone, from a pig’s place of check out, how do you not get ill?”
“Wash your palms,” claims Paco. “You, more than any individual.”
“Why?” Mason asks.
“Look where by you put them.”
The audience erupts in laughter. Remember, Paco is a hand puppet, and Mason’s hand is – effectively, you can figure it out.
That clip is so reminiscent of the “Ed Sullivan Exhibit.” Paco sounds an awful large amount like a combination of two regulars on that display, comic Bill Dana’s character Jose Jimenez, the Mexican astronaut and the puppet Topo Gigio, the Tiny Italian Mouse.
Mason most likely won’t head the comparison. Just after all, on his web-site it claims, “It’s impossible to set Taylor Mason in a box. You simply cannot determine his audience, mainly because his act transcends demographics and niches. It’s a throwback and still it is contemporary.”
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The 8:30 exhibit functions 3 comedians who, merged, have about 65 yrs of stand-up experience.
Joe Bublewicz, who is also the show’s promoter, contributes 20 many years to the overall. He can not wait to complete yet again.
Considering that COVID strike, he reported, the only audiences he’s been obtaining are the sea gulls who chortle at his the latest reside movies on Fb. “This is the longest ever that I’ve not been on stage, but I’m fired up to hit the stage alongside with my comedian amigos Aug. 17 at the Surflight.”
Let us examine some Bublewicz clips to get a style of his sense of humor.
“Is it just me, or are the facet results of these medications worse than the actual signs and symptoms, for crying out loud?” He’s chatting about an ad for Wellbutrin. “It’s a drug for despair. The aspect outcomes are sleeplessness, dizziness and diarrhea. It doesn’t just audio like a trifecta of happiness, now does it?”
Here’s one particular about the discrepancies between males and girls.
“When you assume about it, adult males and women of all ages are so various. Women are so delicate and being familiar with and emotional. Fellas are rather a lot obnoxious and inconsiderate, am I suitable?
“Here’s a excellent case in point: Did you at any time go to a celebration when a female receives sick at a party? Did you ever notice all of her girlfriends transform into, like, minor nurses? ‘Oh my God, oh my God, Amy’s getting ill, get a chilly towel and place it on her forehead, get a minor pillow, rest it less than her head. Come on, girls.’ It’s so great, is not it?
“See, guys have a tendency to shed this form of compassion for their close friends in a similar minute, ideal? You are going for walks out of the bar – ‘Is that Johnny about there puking? Let’s go there and piss on him.’
“‘Come on, get in the motor vehicle, You are driving this time. I drove past week.’”
Angley, who bills herself as “Helene … that tall blonde comedian,” has at the very least a dozen decades of comedy practical experience. She’s a marvel of self-deprecating humor. Test out this clip:
“I know you’re all looking at me and like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so tall, I surprise if she is familiar with how tall she is? I have a good friend who is that tall, I wonder if they know each and every other.’ …
“I know, I have a person of individuals acquainted faces. Like, even in the ’90s I seemed like a well-known particular person. I’d be in New York Town and people today would occur up to me and go, ‘Excuse me, are you Woman Diana?’ Okay, you are a minimal youthful (pointing to an audience member), you could have to have an understanding of, you could have to go residence and Google her.”
She can flip her barbs on other individuals, while.
“Is it just me or do all the weather ladies search like they need to be swinging from a pole? What is happening with the climate girls – it is 7 a.m., appropriate? They’re all dressed up. Can we just get one particular climate girl that is, like, dressed in, like, sweatpants and a scrunchy with a cup of coffee with a tiny hoodie and like – ‘put a coat on right now!’ You know, let us have some honesty. They’re all conversing about barometers I really do not care. Proper? I just want to have some, like, straightforward weather conditions. …
“Do you have a website traffic woman listed here on Television? Oh my gosh, each morning, there’s my spouse and he’s, like, ‘Wow, appear at the site visitors in Philly nowadays, woo, hoo, hoo, it’s all backed up.’ ‘Like, babe, I’m going into Philly now. Where’s the visitors backed up?’ and he goes, ‘I’m not listening to her. She appears to be astounding in yellow – wow, glimpse at that.’
“Like, I don’t even know why he watches the targeted visitors female. He is effective from home.”
Bennett dropped out of West Position in 1977 to pursue a job in comedy, so he’s been in the trenches in a lot more techniques than one. Before long soon after quitting the Army, he moved to Los Angeles, exactly where he was found out by legendary promoter Budd Friedman and performed at the Improv. He analyzed improv with Stephen Colbert at 2nd Metropolis in Chicago. A highlight of his occupation was showing on “The Late Exhibit with David Letterman” in 2013.
Let’s examine out his style, from a clip titled “Snow Times.”
“I grew up in this tiny town, Hornell (in western New York). I was raised to constantly think in God, but I generally trusted that God would take treatment of me and he realized what I wanted simply because we had a point called a snow working day.
“Applaud if you know what a snow day is. Mainly because I’ll operate down south, I’ll do displays down in Florida, I discuss about a snow day and they assume it’s a working day that medicines are sent. I’ll say, ‘No, no, no, a snow working day, it’s a gift from God.’
“A day I’d wake up and search out my bedroom window and see snow piled up halfway up my window and I’d say, ‘There’s a really great possibility I will not be heading to faculty currently.’ My bed room was on the next ground of the house.
“I’d run downstairs and sit in entrance of the radio – the radio is where by they declared the educational institutions were canceled – and they introduced my college canceled. And this is when I started off to problem if my mom definitely beloved me.
“Because you have to assume about this: This is the worst day of the year, it is a blizzard, there’s 40-mile-an-hour winds, it’s sub-zero, but she insisted I go exterior and engage in.
“She’d stuff me in my snowsuit and ship me outside to participate in in my oh, so flexible snowsuit, built out of nylon. Envision slipping on an icy hill in a nylon snowsuit. It may possibly as well be produced from Teflon – zooooom. ‘Wasn’t that the Bennett boy? He rapid, that just one, speedy, he flying, flying.’”
So, a huge variety of comedy will be on display at Surflight on Aug. 17, at a time wherever the environment desires laughs maybe extra than ever before.
Tickets for the “Family Comedy Night” exhibit are $12 though tickets for “Comedy Tonight” are $17. Equally may perhaps be obtained on line at, at the Surflight box workplace at 201 Engleside Ave. in Seaside Haven, or by mobile phone at 609-492-9477.
— Rick Mellerup

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