Chuck Hosts Gong Show At Local New York YMCA
West 63rd Street
York NY 10023
Hosted by the
Legendary Chuck Barris
May 29th 2003
Chuck graciously hosted the entire show, which had 12 kooky acts that included the following:
Hillbilly Bob -- recited some pretty putrid Shakespeare
Squirrel Amnesia -- a guy who shook-up cans of coke and then opened each one while standing on a skateboard. (The amnesia is that he couldn't remember that each can of coke explodes in his face). You could only imagine how messy this was!
Superghettofabulous Man -- a fly Superman rapper
Amy and the Angels -- one tough stage mother and her 2 loose kids.
There performance stank soooooooooo bad that they won first prize!
That evening, we were visited by New York 1 television's entertainment host George Whipple.
We also had a visit from CNN. Both stations covered the event and reported throughout the weekend of May 29th
When the evening closed, Chuck received a standing ovation from a sold-out audience.
On behalf of all at the West Side YMCA, we are so grateful to Chuck Barris for this special moment in entertainment history.
West Side YMCA's Gong Show acts. Chuck Barris is in the middle.
Taken inside the Little Theater at the West Side YMCA in New York City
--- photo by Dwight Jordan.
Chuck Barris with New York 1 entertainment newscaster
George Whipple. Taken inside the Little Theater at the
West Side YMCA in New York City. --- photo by Dwight Jordan.
Description of show and photos©2003Dwight Jordan
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