These guys are not just “clowns” in the traditional sense. Far from it – no pancake makeup is utilized. Merely some old-fashioned clothing and a lot of imagination. I caught them a few times in Los Angeles (they are associated with the Sacred Fools theater company) and they are true thinker’s sketch artists – mostly wordless, they are often naughty, many times sweet, and take advantage of the height of Stephen Simon and the comparative shortness of Jon Monastero to incredible humor and charm. Director Bryan Coffee has obvious understanding of how to tell story and character without words. It’s evident these guys work hard on their craft.
If you’re in the New York area this coming weekend, spend an hour with these guys. I guarantee it will be a fabulous time, and there are no scary clown noses to throw you into nightmares.
Oh, and if you’re on Goldstar, you can get discounted $8 tickets. Regular price is $15, which is still a great price!!!
NEW YORK CLOWN
Sat, 9/6 @ 3:30 & 10:30pm
Sun, 9/7 @ 7pm
at The Brick Theatre
575 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211