Circus Redickuless

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Circus Redickuless was a traveling circus created by punk-rock impresario Chicken John Rinaldi in 1995 in association with Michael Gump.

History[edit]

Formed in Los Angeles, largely with members of the LA and San Francisco Cacophony Society, the circus was formed on the premise of being completely without talent.[1] No actual performers were allowed, only non-performers without any experience or desire to create professional acts. Original line up included the Amazing Jarico Reese (now of Cyclecide Bike Rodeo) the talentless magician, Speed Metal tap dance: two girls barely tap dancing to heavy metal, Dammit the Amazing Wonder Dog: Chicken John's pet dog that couldn't jump through a hoop, The Vegan Geek, Tall Pall (who's amazing skill was being tall), The Talking Mime, The Mad Cow (an angry Punk in a cow suit), The Flaming Vomiteer (developed by Steve Wilkerson ['96], wherein he would vomit on stage and set it on fire)[2] and many other equally talentless acts.[3]

The Circus Redickuless toured for four years in various forms with a revolving cast of troupe members.

The 1995 tour was documented in Phillip Glau's film called Circus Redickuless[4] which subsequently won "Best Documentary" at the 1998 New York Underground Film Festival.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stark, Jeff (July 8, 1998). "The One ... the Only ... Circus Redickuless". SF Weekly. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Freaks and Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus Art". 
  3. ^ "Circus of the Damned". Spin. pp. 123–128. 
  4. ^ "Circus Redickuless". 
  5. ^ "IMDB entry for 1998 New York Underground Film Festival". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 

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