Spontaneity is such an interesting facet of show business
LALA land. Such an amazing place and I’m happy to be a native mainly because of its openess to wacky creative people. This week we mourn the death of Chuck Barris creator of great shows like “The Gong Show.” I remember watching the gong show as a kid. It was eclectic, creative, and incredibly funny. There was always a cast of outlandish characters that I loved to see gonged!
I received a phone call on Wednesday afternoon from my friend Abby ” Come to Scot Nery’s Bobbie Trap, I’m telling a story. It’s his 99th show!”
I parked across the street and a guy encouraged me to jaywalk, “Come on, we all break the law once and awhile. It’s ok!”
Technically, I was more concerned with getting hit by a car and ending up paralyzed in an ICU somewhere. He was so generous to stop traffic for me as I crossed. Chivalry still exists.
Scot Nery is the producer/ host of the show that is much like the gong show minus the gong. He has a zany personality on stage. Balances 10 chairs on his chin. Is incredibly flexible performing hand stands and pretzelesque yoga poses on stage. Oh and he’s generous too! Mid show, he throws snacks out to the audience.
There were magicians, clowns, ukulele songstresses. A dance group of nonsensical dancers.
Areal acrobats and a few other wacky acts.
I don’t watch mainstream tv but, Someone needs to give this guy a tv job. Technically, he’s the new Chuck Barris. Maybe he could take over Jimmy Kimmels job at ABC. Scot is actually FUNNY and let’s not forget flexible!