Uncle Floyd Returns to His Old Stompin’ Grounds

August 26th, 2011, 2:30 pm by Greg

The Wood Theater in Glens Falls plays host to “The 1911 Vaudeville Show” at 8pm on Saturday and again at 2pm on Sunday. The star of the show is Nippertown’s own multi-talented Laura Roth, but don’t be surprised if comedians Floyd Vivino and Michael T. Wright end up stealing the show with their old-school vaudeville routines.

You might not recognize the name Floyd Vivino, but you may know his alter-ego Uncle Floyd, the host and mastermind of the low-budget but brilliant children’s TV show parody and old-school variety show, “The Uncle Floyd Show,” which aired on cable TV throughout NYC and New Jersey from 1974-1998. The show quickly achieved cult status, garnering such fans as John Lennon and David Bowie. (Heck, Bowie even wrote a song about the show – name-checking Floyd and his puppet cohorts Oogie and Bones Boy in “Slip Away” on his 2002 “Heathens” album).

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