Dec 282013

World Gone Crazy Band due at Cape Codder Resort


RAZZIN’RHYTHM – Comics and drummers need great timing, and that’s what Gary Marino brings to the World Gone Crazy Band. They’ll play the Cape Codder Resort and Spa April 9.

One of the great attributes of having a year-round resort such as the Cape Codder on Route 132 in Hyannis is the ability to catch entertainment acts that you’d otherwise have travel over the bridge to see. Such is the case April 9, when the World Gone Crazy Band, the Comedic Rock & Roll Circus, bounds onto the dinner theater stage.

Billed at New England’s first comedy band, members combine the elements of standup with down and dirty rock and roll. The band comprised of area musicians features Mikey Coleman as the lead singer who specializes in song parodies, Jr. “AxMan Crush” Knyff on lead guitar, Kenney Morrell on keyboards, and Gary “Drumschtick” Marino on percussion.

“The show kind of wrote itself,” said Marino, whose Harmon-Marino Entertainment group has been producing shows for over 15 years in the Boston area. “For a while clients had been asking for something a little different than just our standup comedians. I had always been a fan of Mikey Coleman, who has been doing song parodies in his act for years. After speaking with him we decided that why not create an evening’s entertainment that includes both comedy and music.

“The show wouldn’t have been possible without Coleman’s talent and influence. He really has brought his song parody inspirations to a new level.”

The end result is a 90-minute show that, according to one of their press releases, “creates the fun of the Barenaked Ladies, the energy of Blue Man Group and the comedy of the Capitol Steps.”

With a name like the World Gone Crazy Band, finding material has not been hard for the group. “The current news and events give us plenty to work with,” said Marino. “It’s kind of like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; the material that happens in everyday life sometimes cannot be made up and it ends up as perfect material for our comedy style.”

The show is not for children but it is not crude or tasteless either, according to Marino. “We touch upon things like Viagra, political correctness, sometimes religion, everything from local to subjects around the world,” he said.

When it does shows outside of Boston, the group tries to find material that is close to home.

“We have a song parody of Billy Joel’s “Allentown” that we have reworked as “Provincetown,” and there are a few more of our numbers aimed at the Cape,” said Marino.

“The audiences have fun,” he said. “They strap themselves in for a rollercoaster of laughs. With over 150 different songs and jokes it is piled high with toppings. In the end everyone goes home with a smile.”

Performances take place in the resort’s Emerald Room. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the buffet dinner and live performance. Tickets are $45 plus tax and administrative fee (the fee is not a gratuity). Tickets for the show only are $20. Call 508-771-3000 or 888-297-2200.

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