Mexican Masked Wrestling Burlesque Comedy = Lucha VaVOOM
Lucha VaVOOM is non-stop, action-packed surrealism, where Mexican Masked wrestlers flip and fly, performing breathtaking acrobatic feats in a fast paced, fun-filled, character-driven style. It's good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action.
At Lucha VaVOOM, we like a little sexo with our violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, pogo-stick peelers and hula-hoop hotties.
But wait there's more! Our color commentary is handled by comedians Tom Kenny, Dana Gould and Blaine Capatch. Other guest commentators include Fred Armisen, Brian Poussein, Patton Oswalt, Jeffrey Ross, Chris Hardwick, Greg Proops and Bobcat Goldthwait. Even Jack Black has sat in, proclaiming "Lucha VaVOOM is the sh*t!
Rooted in history, Lucha VaVOOM draws its inspiration from the bizarre world of 60's Mexican Lucha Cinema, where brave, masked wrestling crime fighters save the world from evil brains, vampires, the Bermuda Triangle etc; always with an obligatory stop at the local go-go club.
It all began in August 2003 as a one off event. The overwhelming crowd response convinced Rita & Liz to do it again, and as soon as possible.
Lucha VaVOOM quickly went on to play Mayan Theater in Los Angeles three times a year -- Valentines Day, Mid-summer, and Halloween; from one night a run to three sell out nights per run! From there, Lucha brought it's circus to Toronto, where they did two nights at the Koolhaus and made a huge splash with the media in Ontario; from the CBC to Much Music and everything inbetween.
In 2005, Lucha VaVOOM was asked to be a part of the first HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival, where they performed along side Jon Stewart, Lewis Black and Dave Chapelle. That same year they performed at the infamous Sony E3 party at Dodger Stadium, where they took the spotlight away from the Pussycat Dolls.
In 2009, Lucha VaVOOM debuted its wildly successful CINCO DE MAYAN show, added San Francisco's famous Fillmore to their regular schedule, and loomed large in the pages of bestselling book L.A. BIZARRO. Lucha VaVOOM made its triumphant New York debut at Webster Hall, where the packed house responded to the show by spontaneously chanting "Ho-ly sh*t."
This year alone, Lucha VaVOOM has performed at the TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH , the JUST FOR LAUGHS CHICAGO FESTIVAL, with OZOMATLI at the Hollywood bowl, plus a string of sold-out shows across the country.
Lucha VaVOOM has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, CBS National News, G4's Attack of the Show, Carson Daily, Channel X in Britain, A Current Affair, WGN Morning News, KTLA Morning News and several other local news programs. Here's a sampling of what the press has to say:
"Lucha VaVOOM has a big future." -TIME Magazine "..It's enough to make even the most jaded Hollywood insider jump up and yell "Smackdown." -Rolling Stone "Lucha VaVOOM is the most exciting, bonkers show I've seen in ages." -The FACE "A madcap mix of Mexican wrestling, comedy, and vintage burlesque. I love, love, love it." -Vanity Fair "Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist." -Los Angeles Times "With this perfectly balanced evening of sex, comedy & comicbook violence, the populace of earth deserves nothing less than a global tour. Everyone needs a little Lucha VaVOOM in their life." -Bizarre