“AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY VALIANT”
Credit: Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED “AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY VALIANT” RETURNS TO NEW YORK ON JANUARY 15 8PM AFTER A ONE YEAR ABSENCE AT RENOWNED BOWERY POETRY CLUB
January 15, 2005 8PM sharp
The Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery NYC
All tickets $10. General admission.
Contact: Evan Ginzburg (Manager Johnny Valiant)
A pro wrestler at a “poetry club?”
Yes, it makes sense if it’s WWF Hall of Famer and critically acclaimed performance artist/actor Johnny Valiant.
Having an extended run of “An Evening with Johnny Valiant” at New York’s Theater for the New City last year, “Luscious Johnny” has honed his 1 man show in Boston and throughout the country over the past year. And now he’s back in his home town of NYC for a one night only show at the renowned Bowery Poetry Club on 1/15 at 8 pm.
A question and answer session and meet and greet will follow the performance.
"He hugs his microphone, peers into the intimately situated crowd and sets sail on a one-man show that slices and dices his days as a professional wrestler with animated humor and unexpected sensitivity: fall-out-of-your-seat funny."
(Kenny Herzog- Long Island Press)
"Stuns like a side piledriver"
(The Village Voice)
"He is funny, prowling the stage and using his graying, 240-pound frame as a comic prop. It's as if Spalding Gray had, at least for a few minutes, entered the body of Jonathan Winters."
"The one-man show serves as a confessional of sorts, an exorcism of the demons one accumulates on the sleeper-hold circuit."
(Time Out New York)
"Johnny Valiant adds excitement to anything he performs in...he brings so much...he is awesome."
(Billy Merritt of Piledriver-- Upright Citizens Brigade Troop)
“A knack for impersonating fellow wrestlers with a suitcase full of funny road stories…”
(The Boston Globe)
"An Evening with Luscious Johnny Valiant" is a must see for anyone who has a true love and passion for the entertaining art of professional wrestling. Whether you're a fan or a worker in the wrestling industry, Mr. Valiant's performance will capture your attention like no other pro wrestling event you'll ever see. It is one thing to watch a wrestler showcase his skills in the squared circle, but to sit and listen to a true legend of the business talk about so much history is unbelievable and unforgettable. I booked Mr. Valiant's act a few times in 2004, and look forward to bringing "An Evening with Luscious Johnny Valiant" back to the Hagerstown, MD area in 2005. I just can't tell you how great this show really is, you'll have to see for yourself. Don't pass up the opportunity!
~ John Rambo, HoPWF president www.NWLwrestling.com
Autographs and merchandise available.
Bowery Poetry Club: foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker
across the street from CBGBs
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker
Food @ this club? Sandwiches, soup, salads -- fresh, homemade. delicious pastries and desserts. Truly excellent coffee! Unusual soft drinks. Juice, beer, wine, booze at the bar. Plenty of upscale restaurants nearby, if your heart desires more. Driving directions at the Bowery Poetry Club’s website at: www.bowerypoetry.com