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Corky Has a Band
The Bronx, New York

The Playground

Created by Corky Has a Band

Corky Has A Band is a hyper-vaudevillian performance duo. Its members, Prof. Tickles and Sgt. Whiskers (pianists David Broome and Amir Khosrowpour) find various ways of brutalizing a piano (with finesse), while exploring the extremities of the absurd. Their eclectic and unpredictable concerts are presented through the guise of a variety show, consisting of games, skits, and songs, all under a sparkling blanket of highly virtuosic improvisation. Sometimes humorous, sometimes crass, and sometimes heart-warmingly sentimental — Corky Has A Band’s Playground is a surrealist playground run amok.

CAST
Professor Tickles: David Broome, Sergeant Whiskers: Amir Khosrowpour

WEBSITE

ART FORM
Music

RATING
PG-13 - Parents strongly cautioned: Some material may not be suitable for children under 13

WARNINGS
Adult language

DURATION
60 min.

SCHEDULE

Thu Sept 19 6:00 PM*
Sun Sept 22 7:00 PM
Mon Sept 23 8:30 PM
Thu Sept 26 7:00 PM
Fri Sept 27 8:30 PM
Sat Sept 28 7:30 PM


VENUE
Naropa PAC

TICKETS
$12/$10 general/students & seniors

TICKET DEALS
*2-for-1 Deal: Sept 19


19 Reviews of Corky Has a Band

  1. Bill Toad says:
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    Great show. They have a great vibe with the audience. Amazing piano players. If you like music, go see this show.


  2. Charlotte Rose says:
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    Quirky, virtuosic and edgy. These guys create innovative sound-scapes with a multitude of instruments and gloriously blur genres. Very different. Love it.


  3. Gwynn Kallic says:
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    The music was envigorating, exciting, and beautiful. There are moments of virtuosic awe, and moments of spiritual stillness. And we got to play balloons as a choir! I wish the piece with the phones could have been longer. But other than that, the show was a blissful journey into wonderland. These are brilliant musicians!


  4. Sophia says:
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    I’ve never experienced anything quite like Corky Has a Band, and I’m pretty sure neither have you. Performances offer a unique blend of highly skilled piano playing, well timed improvisation, and audience participation for even those most timid spectators. The pair’s distinct brand of clever, silly, and irreverent humor and ability to play off of each other, take you along on a fun and engaging journey you don’t want to miss.


  5. Justin says:
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    I laughed, I cried, I laughed again, I cried some more and somewhere in this existential nightmare I realized that not only are these guys crazy talented but they are doing something truly unique. They provide an experience that is hilarious and awe inspiring in equal measure.


  6. P. Benson says:
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    SEE THESE DUDES! I just did and Im not sure what happened to me.


  7. Notorious Z.A.C. says:
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    These young men made sweet, sweet love to my eyeballs and ear holes.


  8. Claire says:
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    If you want to be tickled, be sure to check out this show! These trained musicians have more than a few tricks up their sleeves.


  9. Finley Hughes says:
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    To anyone looking for a night of humor blended with virtuosic piano music and brilliantly crafted improv, Corky Has a Band provides it in full. Dressed to the nines in costumes which add to their persona and stage presence, these two young whipper-snappers invest everything they have in the music, a sound that blends classical with rock with pop with modern techniques (such as prepared piano) quickly, seamlessly, and beautifully. Highly recommend, and they have a nice website too.


  10. Jessie says:
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    Corky Rocks! – Totally zany creative and awesome musicians –part Andy Kaufman, part Victor Borge, part South Park — I love these guys!


  11. Cathy Haight says:
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    Terrific musicians. At times, the playing may be a little avant-garde for my taste, but their energy and virtuosity carries me through. This was a very fun and great escape.


  12. Janelle Williams says:
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    This show was excellent- I’ve never seen such brilliantly absurdist humor coupled with insanity, chaos, and terrific musicality the way Corky has a Band managed. Always floating on the edge of control, their improv melds seamlessly into formed skits as the duo prances through the evening, drawing the audience past the brinks of reality into hilarity.


  13. G & Z says:
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    These guys are crazy. They couldn’t pull off their games without the talent they both obviously have–2 great pianists who like to have fun. Pick this one and go see it. They supply the balloons, so no need to bring your own.


  14. Zomaree says:
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    These two musical geniuses blended their extensive skills on piano, improv, and audience participation to generate an amazing evening. Corky Has A Band members (David & Amir) complement eachother delightfully and work harmoniously together. They sent music and delight into the air!


  15. Claire says:
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    Fun, mad, music meets performance art meets a big party you’re happy to be invited to. Please check these guys out, they’re a blast.


  16. Michael Hibner says:
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    Absolutely enthralling performance tonight.
    These guys got more chops than a butcher shop!


  17. Edie says:
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    Delightfully zany. Harper Marx meets ringtone improv. John Cage will be rocking out in his grave as the prepared piano gets a workout.


  18. martjew says:
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    What talent! What musical variety! What innovation! Except for some portions that were too loud and too annoying that I wished would come to end, I was captivated through the whole piece.


  19. john says:
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    I played guitar with these guys at The Agora during the after shows at the 2013 Fringe and loved them! Definitely worth seeing!


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