Frank Olivier

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Frank Olivier is bringing his comedy varieté show “Twisted Cabaret” to Hales Palladium, immediately following this year's Moisture Festival (May 2-26). Tickets have just gone on sale through http://TwistedCabaret.com. Frank developed his unique offbeat brand of humor in San Francisco's comedy clubs. He was soon sharing the bill with Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and others. New York producers spotted his talents, and quickly signed him. He performed his act for the next three years in the Broadway hit show 'Sugar Babies'. Olivier's act has been seen on a growing number of television shows including The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent, Ellen, The Late Show, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, HBO's Just For Laughs, and over a hundred more. He also headlines Las Vegas, comedy and theater festivals, and performs countless corporate shows for companies like Apple, Intel, Wells Fargo, Chevron, Gap Inc., Morgan Stanley and more. This year’s 10th anniversary marks Frank’s 8th Moisture Festival. When he was a kid growing up in Berkeley, California a performance troupe set up on a lot not far from his home. This group had the whiff of counterculture about them and Frank and his friends rode their bikes to their show every single day and ... well, frankly, he caught something. The group was headed up by Major Chumleigh and included an act called The Flaming Zucchini. The boys were thrilled when they came to the realization that those two characters were, in fact, being portrayed by the same mad man, Michael Mielnik (later known to the world as the legendary Reverend Chumleigh). Chumleigh (to his personal shame) had inspired a young boy to turn to a life of juggling. While the straight world lost whatever contribution that young man might have made (we'll never know, but some are nonetheless relieved) the performance world gained one of the funniest juggling acts to ever play a flaming guitar on top of a tall unicycle.
 

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