Puddles Pity Party
with special guest Dina Martina, plus a Halloween Costume Contest!
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 6:30 PM
Puddles Pity Party
The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.
A veritable “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch” (The AJC), Puddles Pity Party has over 500K YouTube subscribers and over 170 million views for indelible interpretations of classics by the likes of ABBA, Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen and his unforgettable mash-up of “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues”. You may recognize him from his appearances on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent and viral video collaborations with Postmodern Jukebox. Puddles has toured extensively in the US at legendary venues like the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Troubadour in Los Angeles. He has also performed many times in the UK at Soho Theatre London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other worldwide festival appearances include the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe World, Melbourne International Comedy Fest, Just for Laughs Montreal, Belgium’s Gent Festival, Festival Supreme (LA), Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), and Bethlehem’s MusikFest.
“It seems like a parody. But when Puddles opens his mouth to sing, it’s beautiful. Operatic.” - The Boston Globe
“Fantastically brilliant...originality at its best.” - Simon Cowell
“His special effect is a textured voice laced with melancholy...what makes him transcend the trope is his vulnerability.”
- The New York Times
“Clever and often hysterically funny... (Puddles) is ideally suited to songs popularized by belters old and new like Tom Jones, Sia and Celine Dion, all of which he performs with tear- jerking bravura...”
- LA Weekly
“What a voice he has. Brilliant man.” - Eric Idle
“Puddles Pity Party is the damndest thing...If I could sing like that, I’d never shut up.” - Michael McKean
“Few things in this world happier’n a sad clown that sings like a mellow-tone angel.”
- The Austin Chronicle
“Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch.” - The Atlanta Journal Constitution
with special guest Dina Martina
DINA MARTINA has packed venues throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. and has shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Justin Vivian Bond and Bridget Everett. She has received The Stranger Genius Award for Theater, two Seattle Times Footlight Awards, a nomination for The Alpert Award for Theater, and two nominations for GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Show. It is nearly impossible to adequately describe the jaw-dropping pathos and mind-blowing comedy in a Dina Martina show, but those who’ve seen them agree that it’s a smart and hilarious evening you’ll never forget.
“Dina Martina goes way beyond drag into some new kind of twisted art.” - John Waters
"Comic genius. I've never seen anything as brilliant or as funny as Dina." - The Atlantic
"The most original drag performer working in America today." – Michael Musto
Show starts at 8:00 PM