Tickets at the door or at Wildberries Marketplace. Part poetry slam, part circus and part rap battle, the event incorporates audience participation and an open mic, billing itself as “the fight club of underground art.” Based in Oakland this off the wall cabaret show comes to the Arcata Playhouse for one night only.
“A night of dirty haikus, rap battles, wild aerialists, burlesque, comedy and much more. The ultimate performance showcase that is as weird as it is riveting. You will not see as much madness anywhere else.” - SF Weekly
The "best underground performance art show in America"
comes to Humboldt for the FIRST TIME!
Described as "one of the wildest and most creatively raw variety shows in the Bay Area" by SF Weekly, Tourettes features circus performers, stand up comedy, bizarre burlesque, absurd anthems, hard hitting lyricism, an open freestyle rap battle with a $100 prize, a dirty haiku bout, an open poetry slam with a cash prize judged by the audience and interactive mayhem, contests and MORE!
Hosted by NPR's "Performer of the Year" and HBO Def Jam Poet Jamie DeWolf who was born and raised in Humboldt, then moved to the Bay Area to begin his performance career. He's bringing up some of the biggest stars of the Tourettes show to rock his hometown!
OPEN FREESTYLE BATTLE for $100 (Sign Ups at 830pm)
OPEN POETRY SLAM (Cash Prize) Sign Ups at 830pm, Chosen by Lottery
Jamie DeWolf (M.C, Slam Poet Champion, NPR Storyteller)
Hunny Bunnah (Contortion and Burlesque)
Rachel Lark (Singer Songwriter, The Savage Lovecast)
Ivy Vasquez (Stand Up Comedian)
Iara Mandyn (Burlesque Performer)
Wonder Dave (Dirty Haiku/Slam Champion and Stand Up Comic)
Frak (Freestyle Battle Rap Champion)
B Nasty (Freestyle Battle Rap Champion)
Jain Doe (Burlesque, Fou Fou Ha, Vau de Vire Society)
Ian Sanborn (Veteran of the National Theatre of the Deaf)
Duke Bossman (Slam Poet, Hip Hop M.C, Color Me Black)
Dizzy Frumearlier (Circus/ Burlesque)
Tickets are available at Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata.