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Topic: Reverend Chumley ?
Message: Posted by: Owen Anderson (Jan 30, 2006 08:56AM)
Would anyone have info on a busker called, I think, Reverend Chumley?

I remember seeing him one time years ago. His big finale was being 'shot' out of a hilariously underpowered cannon.

A link to a website would be great. Not much on Google.
Message: Posted by: Payne (Jan 30, 2006 12:48PM)
Plenty of information if you spell his name correctly
It's Reverend Chumleigh formerly known as the Flaming Zucchini
His webpage is http://www.whidbey.com/chmleigh/centralcasting.html

He is still alive and kicking and performing wherever possible. He's a new wife, new kid and maybe even a new act or two.

He was a mentor of mine and my act wouldn't be the act it is if I had never studied under him. Thus I owe him a lot.
Message: Posted by: Owen Anderson (Jan 30, 2006 06:13PM)
My thanks to Payne for the 411 and spellcheque.
The Reverend's show was such artful fun the one time I saw it.
Message: Posted by: drwilson (Jan 31, 2006 06:37PM)
I remember seeing him in Seattle in the late 1970s. What was really amazing about his performance is that he had the audience spellbound for maybe forty-five minutes while doing almost nothing. And who can forget Brodie, Dog of the Future? You are a lucky fellow, Master Payne.


Message: Posted by: Payne (Feb 1, 2006 09:56AM)
Yes he taught me the fine art of presentation. How to take the most meager of effects and blow it up into the most elaborate of productions.
He performed at a the PCAM in Tacoma several years ago and was one of the more memorable performaers at that event.