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“a man who creates laughter using the finest sense of humor and who, like the great clowns of history, converts silliness into philosophy.”
~El Mercantil Valenciano SPAIN
Mr. YooWho’s Holiday fills the theater with heart-warming laughter, delightful moments of absurdity, feats of amazement, visual poetry and spontaneous audience interaction. A mix of old American Vaudeville and European Clown Theater with a Yiddish twist, tastes of Circus, Japanese Kyogen and Butoh dance sprinkled throughout. The narrative is quite familiar, a man and a suitcase meets an audience, yet Moshe Cohen’s 75 minute show is far beyond the ordinary. His Mr YooWho invites the audience into a world of giant sunflowers that offer confetti blessings and wind-up penguins that high dive into buckets of water. Exuberant poetry, without words no less. Perfect for small and big people of all cultures and languages.
Mister YooWho also performs shorter shows in festivals, circuses, varietés, private events and more informal settings. Over the past 35 years, he has injected humor, lightness and laughter into just about every performance situation imaginable. Please contact him for bookings.
“His Indian Name would be Dances With Penguins” ~ New York Times
“Unique…..many laughter.” ~ the Ibaraki Shimbun, Japan
“Graceful…Soulful….the likeness of Woody Allen, combined with the movements of Charlie Chaplin.”San Francisco Bay Guardian
It’s Super…. Charlie Chaplin of a modern time…between slapstick and poetry, between humor and tenderness “C’est Super…. Charlie Chaplin d’un temps moderne….entre burlesque et poesie, entre humour et tendresse” ~ Le Courrier de l’Ouest FRANCE
“Grandparents, adults and children all roared with laughter before applauding beyond measurement. All talent. ”Abuelos, adultos y ninos se carcajean antes de aplaudirle desmesuradamente. Todo talento!” ~ El Pais SPAIN
“Humor converted into Poetry. Moshe Cohen works with an esthetic that lifts the spectator to laughter through lightness and subtleties.” ~ the Folha de Londrina BRAZIL
“Prestigious juggler of great effects mixed with an exhilarating comicity and exceptional expression…decidedly ludicrous”
“Giochi di prestigio di grande effetto mescolati a una comicite esilaran te e a una mimica eccezionale. La serata ha dunque preso l’avvio in toni deciamente ludici.” ~ Il Centro Italy
“It was not a problem for a man who creates laughter using the finest sense of humor and who, like the great clowns of history, converts silliness into philosophy.”
“No fue problema para un hombre que consigue hillar en los puntos mas finos del humor y que, como los grandes payasos de la historia, convierte la tonteria en filosofia.” ~ El Mercantil Valenciano SPAIN