This last weekend, I flew to LA to attend the Pee-Wee Herman Show at Club Nokia. I’ll be perfectly honest and say that as much as I love Pee-Wee, I was a little bit nervous about the show. There have been lots of performers and properties that have tried to recapture the magic of old and have failed miserably. This was definitely not the case as the show, for the most part, was great. There were some flat jokes here and there, but it was undeniably Pee-Wee. Something that must be noted was the set. It was unbelievable! The best part was definitely seeing Pee-Wee interact with Conky, Chairry, Magic Screen, Globey, Pterri, Randy, and even a new addition to the crew. It felt good to scream “Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho” with Jambi (Paragon was back for it) and watch old cartoons presented by The King. It really brought back the fun of eating cereal and watching the show on a Saturday morning.
If you’re still wanting to go, tickets are still available. I cannot recommend this enough and if given the chance, I’d go again….no question. If you’ve been, let me know what you thought!
P.S. As we walked into the club, Laurence Fishbourne walked in right behind us which made me think that he would possibly have some involvement with the show, but no such luck.