It’s… like the Beatles getting back together! –Dr. Fiasco
OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION– THE HOUR HAS ROLLED ROUND AT LAST…
(SAN FRANCISCO)– The San Francisco Institute of Possibility (SFIOP) and Associated Artists, fresh from their notable recent production THE FALLEN COSMOS (q.v.) will soon present an unbroken, month-long run of “the original” (a.k.a. 1.0) Ask Dr. Hal! Show, just as done for its first decade at the legendary Odeon Bar.
Every Friday night in the month of April!
Mark your calendars (or do whatever it is you do to remind yourselves on your various small, portable electronic devices).
The classic line-up will also be presented: Pete Goldie’s Space Science Report, David Capurro’s web-retrieved imagery, KrOB’s musical signatures, curated cartoons and video interpolations, Chicken John’s acerbic ringmonstering and Dr. H. Owll’s question answering and store of Bardic Recitations…
It’s all at the ultra-fashionable Chez Poulet Gallery-Cabaret, 3359 Cesar Chavez.
For those not “in the know,” this venue is also referred to more colloquially as “Chicken John’s Warehouse.”
That’s the brick red-painted bâtiment on Cesar Chavez which presents a mural (by Lloyd Mongoloid) on its traffic-facing side displaying chaotician-entrepeneur “Chicken” John Rinaldi sitting on a lofty tree branch which he’s busy sawing off– a symbolic depiction, we hasten to add, of his personal method of getting large entertainments up and running.
The show will be put on in a form recognizable to those who remember it best from its classic beginnings. Even the legendary “Smoke-Pot Guys,” according to advance publicity, have been persuaded to be in attendance. This audience subset, headed by the ever-addled Phineas T. Smokepott, are valued as Laugh Leaders– whatever anyone on stage says is sure to get a guffaw from this quarter of the crowd, which, ideally, will dis-inhibit other more reserved attendees from expressing earthy, risible appreciation for the goings-on.
As ever, Ringmonster Chicken John will dispense the traditional shot of Fernet Branca (a potation which has its own supporting cult) for any question he deems more than usually valid for the nature of the performance.
There will be Mystery Guests, also. Whomever these may be, the mystery surrounding them is, at the time this preliminary announcement is being penned, to all intents and purposes impenetrable.
Start-time for the show is 9:oo PM. Admission is listed as $20, or for the desperately destitute, $10.00.
Come One, Come All!