Parade of Flesh presents . . .
Neil Hamburger, Alvarius B
3414 Elm St
Dallas, TX, 75226
This event is all ages
America's Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hardest working comedian in existence, performing up to 399 shows a year internationally to critical acclaim and audience bewilderment. He's toured as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D, Tim & Eric, and Faith No More, and his TV credits include Fox News' Red Eye, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Tom Green Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. On his 2011 UK tour Neil played to packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe and completed a 10-show stint at London's Soho Theatre. His most recent album "Live At Third Man" was produced by Jack White in Nashville; an earlier Hamburger album was among SPIN's "40 Greatest Comedy Albums Of All Time."
"A phlegm-filled sack of putrid self-loathing, Neil Hamburger is the perfect satire of a slick, professional nightclub comedian. If you've ever suspected that behind the glossy veneer of fake bonhomie of those perma-smile acts lies an ugly, embittered, grotesque soul – well Hamburger is that demon made flesh. In some living Sisyphean hell, every night he dons his tuxedo, greases down his hair and ploughs through the vile set that disgusts even him, just so he can earn a three-piece chicken dinner. His contempt for his own pitiful existence is surpassed only for his contempt for the audience who compel him trudge through his despicable cavalcade of jokes. And my, these gags are certainly not for the faint of heart, as he plumbs the depths of depravity for the sake of a laugh." –(Chortle (U.K.))
"Hamburger is the clapped-out husk of a decorous Southern gentleman, now coughing in painful hacks, suppurating filth through his tuxedo, and her to tip a slurry of abuse all over celebrity and modern life…a combination of malignance and desiccated vaudeville." (The Guardian)
"Neil Hamburger remains the greatest comedian I've seen the greater majority of an audience walk out on….No one was leaving their seats this evening though, as this peerless performer shocked and delighted in equal measure…On the road for 12 years with scarcely a day off, Hamburger is a condemned showbiz lag, doomed to perform his antagonistic anti-comedy to potential hostility forever." (The Scotsman)
"A brilliantly awful persona of an old-school, C-list funnyman—the kind with an ill-fitting tuxedo and an enormous, greasy combover—on a very bad night. Neil Hamburger toys with an audience's expectations (and patience), and indeed his act is a kind of rude commentary on stand-up comedy altogether."—(New York Times)
Alvarius B. is the solo acoustic guitar/singer-songwriter alias of Alan Bishop, a major player/seminal figure of the American underground with roots stretching back to the West Coast hardcore punk scene of the early 1980s. As a founding member of Sun City Girls (along with his brother Richard Bishop) and the Sublime Frequencies record label, Bishop has performed on and/or produced many critically acclaimed recordings over three decades. Alvarius B has released four full-length albums since 1994 with material ranging from outsider primitive folk guitar excursions to original and cover songs with caustic lyrics drenched in razor sharp wit. His music has been described by critics in a wide variety of terms - one example: “Weirdo psychedelic cabaret folk music, somewhere between Tom Waits, Nick Cave, and show tunes.”
(Aquarius Music/San Francisco)