Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine
perform hip-hop versions of Waiting for Godot, Moby-Dick,
, and other literary classics; blues versions of works by Shakespeare, Ovid, and Kafka; a capella doo-wop renditions of poems by William Blake and Edgar Allan Poe; kosher cowboy and Hasidic hillbilly songs; a Kabuki interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky; dubious updates of John Henry, St. James Infirmary, If I Had a Hammer,
and other American folk and jazz classics; and hilarious castigations of the clowns in power. Individually and as a team, they've collaborated and/or shared bills with Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach), Charles Mingus, David Amram, Ed Sanders (The Fugs), Robert Bly, Jim Hightower, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Happy & Artie Traum, John Herald, Marilyn Crispell, Phil Donahue, Amy Goodman, Natalie Merchant, Kate Pierson (B-52s), and Bob Holman. They are biologically incorrect, fiscally challenged, and barely fundable.PRESS QUOTES
“Horowitz does with the English language what Jim Carrey does with his face. His stuff is not only funny, it’s bracingly pungent, surprising, ear-opening, and is guaranteed to cleanse your mind of cobwebs. Just when you’re thinking about how you can’t remember when you laughed so much at a poetry reading, he throws you a curve, and you find yourself moved. His rap versions of the classics, his language games, and the irresponsible relationship between him and his guitar-totin’ accomplice, Gilles Malkine, are a full-fledged delight to experience."
- Peter Schickele (P.D.Q. Bach)
“2 guys too smart to be considered as funny as they really are and too funny to be considered as seriously as they should be." Bart Plantenga, deejay, Wreck This Mess
, Radio 100 (99.3 FM) Amsterdam, NL
“With nimble tongue and dextrous wit, Horowitz and Malkine offer up burnt fallacies to the Gods of Reason. The two bring an insouciant irreverence to these troubling times, with a scathing multi-media performance that comments on everything from organized religion to corporate fat cats to Beat poets. And somehow, it all makes sense..."
- Erica Freudenberger Woodstock Times
"Stand-up satirist Mikhail Horowitz and deft musician Gilles Malkine have been cracking up cerebral audiences since the 1980s with their piquant, political meanderings. Their latest recording does not fall far from their previous work; it’s every bit as spry, ingenious, and criminally funny."
-Sharon Nichols, ChronogramRECORDINGSSo Whaddya Want for 10 Bucks?
1997 – No Help Here ProductionsThe Blues of the Birth
1999 – Euphorial Jazz, Sundazed RecordsLive, Jive, & Over 45
2000 – No Help Here ProductionsPoor, On Tour, & Over 54
2007 - No Help Here ProductionsVIDEOS
Too Small To Fail
2011 - A Carlos Fernendez Dish
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