On Saturday, September 22nd, Carla and Cecil are headed West to Portland, Oregon for "The Best Of The Best Puppet Slam" at Disjecta, the Contemporary Art Center of Portland. Beady Little Eyes presents a round of short-form adult puppetry for the rambunctious, beer-loving folks of Portland. Think variety show meets the Muppet show meets the Oblongs. Puppeteers will bring their A-game, pull some strings, and get their hands way up there for this blow-out of a puppet slam.
After Portland, Carla & Cecil will be heading to Los Angeles, California for some fun in the sun and some comedy spots as well. Check ‘em out at the following shin-digs and feel free to RSVP to the Facebook invite as well.
Saturday, September 29th at 11.59pm TOMORROW! Hosted by Ron Lynch
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tomorrow! was named one of LA Weekly's top 10 comedy shows, "The Willy Wonka-esque atmosphere is simultaneously bewildering and brilliant, and, as the name implies, adamantly forward-thinking."
It's a bizarre comedy variety show hosted by Ron Lynch (The Sarah Silverman Program, Tim & Eric). Every week is a brand new show with a variety of comedy, music, videos, magic, and madness.
In August Carla & Cecil appeared at the National Puppet Slam at the Center For Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia and now there’s video evidence to prove it! It was a pleasure to perform for two sold-out crowds who showed their appreciation with standing ovations!
AUGUST 2012: WE'RE ALIVE AND KICKIN'!!!
Emo Philips with Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclaire
photo/ Jordan Bruner
"Experience the beauty, ingenuity, and hilarity of short form puppet theatre in this showcase of Puppet Slams from across the country. Nominated by their respective slams and curated by The Puppet Slam Network and the Center for Puppetry Arts, the nation’s best will be on display for two nights only."
This summer Carla & Cecil were also shot by Eric Walton. Give him a hand for these gorgeous shots!
Video evidence is surfacing of Carla and Cecil's wild times together! Check out this scrumptious clip from MTV's Weird Vibes:
And... Carla & Cecil covering Adele's Someone Like You at one of NYC's best live shows… Our Hit Parade! Live From Joe's Pub!
Lastly don't forget to check out upcoming gigs to catch Carla & Cecil live… They'd be delighted to see you!
MARCH 2012: THE CONTINUING STORY CONTINUES! WFMU! FORTNIGHT JOURNAL!
Well folks, it’s finally happening... Carla's turning 30 and we’re celebrating by performing the most kick-ass rock’n’roll ventriloquism show on the planet April 15th at Arlene’s Grocery! The show is newly remodeled and condensed with the help of director Deborah Wolfson and will be documented for FortnightJournal.com.
Fortnight is a non-profit, multimedia online project that documents promising members of the "millennial generation." By featuring 14 contributors each edition from 14 distinct disciplines, Fortnight showcases young people who will define the ideas of tomorrow. Carla has been chosen for the 4th Edition.
In short… This will be an amazing evening!
Sunday, April 15th 8:00pm | $8.00 at the door 95 Stanton Street, New York, NY FaceBook Invite
"The latest episode of Weird Vibes stars the band Twin Sister in 'Late Nite with Twin Sister & Friends!,' easily one of weirder talk shows around... Ventriloquist Carla Rhodes & her dum-dum Cecil put on an unforgettable performance, plus a magic show from two juggalos, and a cameo from Ninny's Bear (don't ask, just watch)."
As the legendary punk band the Dictators sang, "We'll take a trip out to the West
/ Ya know the coast's the most /
'cause the surfin's best!" and that's just what we're doing! Check out upcoming Los Angeles dates here or via Facebook. We expect to see y'all on the West Side of the USA!
SEPTEMBER 2011: BOWERY POETRY CLUB
Folks! The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes is continuing on Wednesday, October 5th at 10pm... At Bowery Poetry Club! Details and Facebook invite below...
Don't miss the show that's been featured at Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, Galapagos Art Space and traveled all the way to Scotland.
As Time Out proclaims "whereas an old-time variety show would probably have featured different acts, each with a specialty to ply, Carla Rhodes does it all by herself. In her long-running showcase The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes, the multitasking neovaudevillian throws her voice like a curveball, bringing old-school ventriloquism skills to new-school puppets (including one of Keith Richards) and threading her act with comical anecdotes and rock songs (with help from a backup band, the Extravanganzas)."
Sunday, May 22nd , $8.00pm $8.00 at the door 95 Stanton Street, New York, NY FaceBook Invite
She's My Carla SNL Alec Baldwin Saturday Night Live
"Rhodes' conceit, and it's a wonderfully effective one, is that Cecil has been trapped in his box since the 1920s, with his politically incorrect views preserved as if in amber. Off-handedly at first, yet increasingly violently, the dummy reveals his racism and misogyny, a psychopathic streak bursting forth in increasingly demented song. After blurting the unpalatable old line of 'What do you say to a woman who has two black eyes?', Cecil breaks character for an anachronistic 9/11 gag. In the main though, it's an entertaining performance, Rhodes peeling back the layers of the little monster with subtle skill."
Cecil loved being back home!
Witness him having a rollicking good time at Bittersweet Cabaret in London:
The Arlene's Grocery residency is rolling on and you've got two more chances (April 17th and May 22nd) to catch it before it wraps up! Join us on April 17th for Carla's birthday show!
Sunday, April 17th & May 22nd 8:00pm | $8.00 at the door 95 Stanton Street, New York, NY FaceBook Invite
MARCH 2011: LOTSA LOVELY PRESS, MARCH 13th at ARLENE'S GROCERY AND ROCK'N' ROLL VENTRILOQUISM IN THE UK!
"A century or so ago, a quarter might have bought you a night of vaudeville entertainent on the Lower East Side. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: Once a month down at Stanton Street's Arlene's Grocery, an infation-adjusted $8 will still get you an evening of music, comedy and ventriloquism. But whereas an old-time variety show would probably have featured different acts, each with a speciality to ply, Carla Rhodes does it all by herself. In her long-running showcase The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes, the multitasking neovaudevillian throws her voice like a curveball, bringing old-school ventriloquism skills to new-school puppets (including one of Keith Richards) and threading her act with comical anecdotes and rock songs (with help from a backup band, the Extravanganzas). Equal parts crash test and dummies, the show is scheduled to return on Sunday, March 13, at 8pm."
Don't forget to check out the March edition of The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes at Arlene's Grocery! We'll be having a "Bon Voyage" party afterwards for Mister Cecil Sinclaire!
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 8:00pm | $8.00 at the door 95 Stanton Street, New York, NY FaceBook Invite
And we're extremly flattered to be mentioned by The List (UK) a one of The best of the upcoming US comedians hitting Glasgow: "New York Magazine picked this curly-haired ventriloquist in their 'Ten New Comedians Funny People Find Funny' poll and her show is a comedic rock'n'roll extravaganza about a young girl's dreams of making it big in New York."
Carla and Cecil will also be making an appearance on BBC Radio (yes, a ventriloquist on the radio!) March 18th on The Comedy Café! Tune in by clicking here (or if you still own one of those radio thingies, spin that dial)!
If you're in the United Kingdom, specifically Glasgow, Scotland... Don't forget to check out The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes at the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival on March 19th! It's your chance to have NYC's hottest ventriloquial show at your feet for the low price of £8.00!