Good news fans of alternative comedy such as Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, David Liebe Hart will be performing at The State House in New Haven on Wednesday, Sept. 11th with support from CT bands King Bongo and Fat Randy via Tiny Box Booking. Event Page here. More details about the show below.
Known for his roles on Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job!, and extensive tours throughout the US, Canada and Australia, David Lieb Hart is an outsider musician, actor and painter. A true original, he has communicated with extra-terrestrials, owns a large collection of puppets, and is obsessed with trains.
While his vast and bizarre catalog of songs about aliens, religion, and failed relationships has yielded cult hits, such as “Salame”, “Father & Son” and “Puberty”, his recent collaborations with electronic musician Jonah Mociun, AKA Th’ Mole, have propelled Liebe Hart into previously unexplored territory.
While fans of Hart’s appearances on Adult Swim’s Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and his new web series, I Love David, are on board for the surreal adventure, most audiences will likely find the rollercoaster of a stage show to be overwhelmingly bewildering.
Before the start of David Liebe Hart’s live variety show, a projected image declares,“CONFUSION IS A CONDITION OF ENLIGHTENMENT.” The following barrage of undefinable music, unskilled ventriloquism, dizzying visuals, and awkward storytelling, is nothing if not confusing, at least to the uninitiated.
Their performance consists mostly of music, with the childlike Hart singing of extraterrestrials, trains and ghosts, sometimes with the help of a puppet, while Mociun plays happy electronic beats using Nintendo’s Donkey Kong bongo controllers and a homemade keytar of sorts. But the real strangeness, and the confusion, takes place in between the songs. As Hart talks about his claimed alien abduction, failed romantic relationships, and obsession with model trains, you might wonder if he’s putting on an act, in which case laughter at the absurdity would be the appropriate response, or if he’s being sincere, in which case laughter might be completely inappropriate. Surveying the crowd you’ll find some members in hysterics, some in awe, and others clearly disturbed.
While the star of the act describes it simply as “fun, music, puppets and comedy,” Hart’s partner in crime, manager/composer/wrangler Jonah Mociun offers a a different take on the performance. “For me, working with David is about bending minds. He’s a pure force of weirdness – uncompromisingly himself, funny, tragic, mysterious and always unpredictable. We’re probably not gonna make new fans out of random people who are out at the bar for some drinks and music, but for the fans and people who are ready for something really different, David always delivers.”
If you’re up for the adventure, David Liebe Hart performs with traveling support acts Chip The Black Boy and Whatever Your Heart Desires (both of which include David in the act), at The State House on September 11 along with locals Fat Randy and King Bongo. Tickets and details are at ArtByLiebeHart.com.
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Watch a David Lieb Hart on Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job! below: