What’s “The Kong Show on TV!” You Ask?
It’s like 30 Rock and the Producers with a dash of the Twilight Zone and PUPPETS!
“The Kong Show on TV!” Backstory/The Theater Years
It all started in the East Village as “Contrast & Juxtaposition” as an actor’s and writer’s workshop at Planet One Café. After 2 years there it then became “Cometry!” an evening of comedy, poetry and variety, then at the Undercroft Coffeehouse in Queens.
Then, Manhattan beckoned! Moving to Danny’s Skylight Cabaret as “Chock Full O’ Nutz.” The Sage Theater was the next stop and “American Midol” was born.
The next stop on the journey would be the Iguana VIP Lounge for a three-year run as “The Kong Show!” with rave reviews!
“Laugh your blues away with the Kong Show featuring a slew of hip vaudeville and variety acts sure to keep you in stitches!” ~ Daily News
Then writer, producer Powell Leonard sat down to imagine a TV show, More than just sketch, More than just stand up, More than you can Imagine!
Producer Powell Leonard, teamed up with Editor Tom Bibla
And a show within a show, “The Kong Show on TV!,” was born!
“The Kong Show on TV!”
Set in KNG-TV studio, somewhere in New York City “The Kong Show on TV,” features the behind-the-scenes antics of the wacky cast and crew of KNG-TV! As billionaire Maroney Sparks (Rik Sansone) plots the demise of his own TV station, KNG-TV, with his accomplice, station manager Madison Lynne (Ella Louise). To their disbelief “The Kong Show on TV,” a wacky variety show hosted by Chuck E. Baby (Powell Leonard), and Madison Lynne’s ditzy twin, Miz E., has become wildly popular. Outrageous behind-the-scenes antics follow. Hilarity ensues!
The comedy variety show filmed at KNG-TV “The Kong Show on TV!” features amazing performers that you can also go see live on stage in some of New York’s best local hot spots, comedy clubs, bars, and performance venues!
You can watch “The Kong Show on TV!” now on Vimeo!