The brilliant Rubberbandits are performing in Dublin’s Vicar Street on Friday 28 October 2016 and joined by very a special guest – US comedy actor Michael Winslow.
For all those who live outside Ireland and have never seen The Rubberbandits, they are a couple of bag wearing head banging trailblazers of Irish comedy – often veering from the pure ridiculous to the cutting extreme. That’s what makes so interesting. They are also are an award winning theatre act who use a mixture of music, performance, video and social media to deliver ideas into peoples heads using their socially engaged artistic form known as Gas Cuntism.
Over the past ten years the Rubberbandits have gone from an underground act to an international one. From IFTA award winning comedy songs and sketches on RTE, Channel 4 and ITV, to amassing youtube views in excess of 50 million. Their live show has won awards at the Edinburgh Fringe festival consistently balancing the seemingly incompatible worlds of comedy, entertainment and art. In a word they are brilliant.
They were the first entertainment act ever to headline London’s Shakespeares Globe theatre and in 2014 they represented Ireland at the Venice Biennialle alongside Sean Lynch. They are also sound men!
As is their special guest – MICHAEL WINSLOW – The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects – had an unforgettable role in all 7 of the movies “Police Academy“. As soon as the first film was released, it became an instant success and so did Michael. He then went to play a part in Mel Brook’s “Spaceballs”, cementing his position as a comedic icon. Michael was also heard, but not seen, when he gave the voice to Stripe, the evil little creature in the hit Movie “Gremlins.” Michael also did voice-overs for Disney and Universal Studios in rides such as “Back to the Future” and “Terminator.” He can also be heard in the television hits “Robot Chicken” and “Family Guy.” Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 10,000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar or the roar of a jet plane, his talent and versatility is truly remarkable.
Go and see them. Tickets priced €25 go on sale this Friday 16th September at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.
See our Gig Guide for more information.