If Benny Hill, Gallagher and Johnny Knoxville somehow all had a baby together, it would probably resemble a sexed-up, manic jackass like Jeff Beacher. If that sparks your interest in any way, set aside Friday night to check out Beacher’s Madhouse at downtown’s Stingaree nightclub.
The Madhouse has been a Las Vegas mainstay. This tweaked-out variety show plays to crowds at Sin City’s Mirage and attracts celebrities like Paris Hilton, John Stamos, Jon Bon Jovi and Gene Simmons. It’s loud, interactive, sexy and sometimes offensive.
It’s hard to describe Beacher’s Madhouse other than to just list what the show sometimes includes: Dancing little people dressed as Willy Wonka’s Oompa-Loompas. Live monkeys. Gorilla and bunny costumed people. Breakdancing. Circus contortionists. Go-go dancers. Jugglers. Sword swallowers. Goats. Little people rocking out like Kiss. Contests for doing karaoke, dancing and women pretending to have orgasms.
Basically, anything goes.
“Stingaree is willing to up the ante of nightlife entertainment,” says nightclub spokesperson Lauren Clifford. “A lot of San Diego’s clubs are getting celebrities now, but Jeff Beacher is really on the cutting edge.”
To see Beacher’s Little Look-Alikes (mini impersonators dolled up like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, etc.) check out people.com. Or, read about Oompa Loompa Donnie Davis getting detained (while in costume) by police in Florida on TMZ.com.
Friday night at Stingaree will be Beacher’s only San Diego stop during a U.S. tour. Tickets are $20 and general admission doors open at 9 p.m. You are forewarned.
Ron Donoho is a regular contributor to NBCSandiego.com, editorial director of “Pacific SD” magazine and a contributing editor to sandiego.com. His Web site (sandiegoDTOWN.com) is dedicated to news, sports, culture, happy hours and all things downtown.