Comedy Under Glass

There are these two guys, you see, named Gustave and Nhar. One of them is Belgian, and one of them is mute. And then...well, as noted by TimeOut New York, “you just had to be there.” The creations of traveling New York neo-vaudevillians Harrington and Kauffman, appearing for a three-night stand at Buntport Theater, are just really hard to describe. “They’re very, very funny and very strange,” notes Buntport’s Evan Weissman. “They use a lot of deadpan humor.

"Words make what they do sound hokey, but they are just really solid — and quirky — performers,” he adds. “We like them because they have an aesthetic similar to ours, so we appreciate that they do a lot with a little.” And because of that, the Buntport troupe has been an avid supporter of the fringe-festing duo, who will perform Cabaret Terrarium, their third show at Buntport, today through Saturday at 8 p.m. “We like bringing this kind of thing into Denver once in a while,” Weissman says. “We don’t really get anything out of it, but we dig doing it.”

You might dig it, too. Buntport is at 717 Lipan Street; admission is $13 to $16. For details, visit or call 720-946-1388.
April 15-March 17, 8 p.m., 2010

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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