Tag Archive: Performing Arts


Northampton Clown Freaks Out Residents With Creepy Behavior

 

 

 

” If creepy clowns or clowns in general freak you out, I would suggest never visiting Northampton, England. The town of 215,000 is located 60 miles outside London and has recently been experiencing the repeated appearance of a clown dressed in a red wig and full make-up. As expect, residents find the Northampton clown to be strange and just downright disturbing.

According to a local paper report, the clown just randomly shows up in different locations and first started appearing on Friday the 13th.

While some residents see the Northampton clown appearance as a joke, others are actually frightened by his appearance. In several cases, vigilantes have threatened to “get” the clown.

This new creepy clown phenomenon has led to the creation of a Facebook Page which tracks clown sightings around Northampton. The page has 19,000 likes, many of which were probably added by clown haters who are trying to avoid the creepy staring clown.”

The Facebook page now has over 31,000 likes and growing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magician Scares The Life Out Of Passersby With Creepy But Hilarious Cut In Half Illusion

 

 

” Seeing a man cut in half at a traveling carnival may not shock you but what if you bumped into him walking down the street?

Magician and stand up comedian Andy Gross took his split-man prank out for a stroll recently, scaring the bejeezus out of innocent passersby.

In a hilarious video, the joker appears to be cut clean in half and carrying his legs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horror At The Cirque du Soleil As Mother-Of-Two Performer Plunges 50ft To Her Death After Slipping Free Of Her Safety Wire During Final Scene Of Spectacular Las Vegas Show

 

 

” Paris-born mother-of-two Sarah Guyard-Guillot, 31, was pronounced dead late Saturday night after she slipped free from her safety wire during the performance. 

Witnesses said she was being hoisted up the side of the ‘vertical’ stage when she slipped and plummeted into an open pit below.” 

 

 

 

” Visitor Dan Mosqueda of Colorado Springs, who was watching the show, called Ka, at the MGM Grand, told the Las Vegas Sun: ‘Initially, a lot of people in the audience thought it was part of the [show]. 

‘But you could hear screaming, then groaning, and we could hear a female artist crying from the stage.’ “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cartman Shrugged: The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand in South Park

Cantor, Paul A.

” Comedy makes fun of people—that is its nature.

Thus the people who condemn South Park today for being offensive need to be reminded that comedy is by its very nature offensive.It derives its energy from its transgressive power, its ability to break taboos, to speak the unspeakable. Comedians are always pushing the envelope, probing to see how much they can get away with in violating the speech codes of their day. Comedy is a social safety valve. We laugh precisely because comedians momentarily liberate us from the restrictions that conventional society imposes on us. We applaud comedians because they say right out in front of an audience what, supposedly, nobody is allowed to say in public. Paradoxically, then, the more permissive American society has become, the harder it has become to write comedy. As censorship laws have been relaxed and people have been allowed to say and show almost anything in movies and television—above all, to deal with formerly taboo sexual material—comedy writers, such as the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, must have begun to wonder if there is any way left to offend audiences.

The genius of Parker and Stone was to see that in our day a new frontier of comic transgression has opened up because of the phenomenon known as political correctness.”