Snake Oil Productions,
professional variety entertainment and other modern conveniences.
proprietress, designer, performer, producer, makeup artist,
stitcher, props-fabricator, illustrator
stunts in the show
was featured on
Steve Harvey's Big
show, debuting in Nov 2003, and airing more several
times in 2004!
>>>> SEE PART OF THE SEGMENT HERE :
WHIPFLASH on Steve
Harvey's Big Time Show!
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and Whip and Other Things
You Shouldn't Do at Home
This award-winning show consists of razor-sharp wit and a vast array of
variety skills. It combines rapid-fire comedy with audience interaction - audience members are brought
onstage to assist with the tricks, and heckling is even encouraged!
brings forth to the audiences two characters: the man is
egotistical and overbearing, and the woman is high-energy and loves the audience. Together,
they begin showing the audience various tricks and skills, but it becomes evident that
they are far more into upstaging one another. They bring the audience into the
fray, each trying to top the other in tricks, providing spicy humor all the way, and
[hopefully] pitting women against men in the audience for a comical 30-45 minutes, while
topping each other in more dangerous but hilarious stunts. The
Catch is a special addition, and is a serious presentation.
at Philadelphia's "Sunoco Welcome America"
, a 1900's themed Independence celebration, July 3, 2000. WhipFlash!
impressed the spectators with two stage shows and even their
western trick roping. Lauren
handmade her outfit as a turn of the century dance-hall performer's
outfit, while Jim stays as a high-booted cowboy.
began as a collaboration of
previous shows in 1993. Since that time, their reputations and
fans have grown throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized
even when walking into stores and restaurants, Lauren Muney
and Jim Frank take their success in stride. WhipFlash!
show grows every time it is presented onstage - a living
show, it constantly changes every time it is presented -- with
new lines, new tricks, new comedy just growing out of good-natured
vaudeville archetype of comedy and skills is not unusual, but
in many production instances, it is unusual to see shows combining
characters, improvisation, comedy with those skills. In Western
events, for example, the traditional presentation is highly
technical and flashy. In that venue, sparkles and tricks reign.
is a salute to old-fashioned
confrontation - sort of "The Honeymooners" with whips
and fire! Western events were dazzled. Renaissance events have
embraced the "street entertainment" ingenuity. Corporate
events have been bowled over - and no matter what is said or
done, the audience always wins.
The Bullet Catch
Corporate and/or festival events
want a stage show with action and personality to liven their ambience. However, perhaps
the event is not themed as below; for these events, tasteful and bright outfits
appropriate to each event is selected. WhipFlash! has performed
at awards dinners, company picnics, benefits, fundraisers, and city-wide festivals,
Festival continent-wide (United States and Canada).
filmed for the CBS Early Show, the producer of the segment
exclaimed: "This show
is the most fun I've had at a [video] shoot in a long time!".
humor captivates almost any type of crowd. Although not recommended as a children's
is suitable especially for festival events
which enjoy performer interactivity all day, as these performers enjoy being part of a
himself exclaimed, "I could do an hour with WhipFlash
alone [no other guests]!"
left: Lauren with Steve Harvey, after the taping of WhipFlash's
segment on the Steve Harvey Big Time
"They wowed our
audiences, and word got around
that they were a must-see duo!"
- Trails West! Festival
is popular as a novelty act
they talk to the radio audiences on a popular morning radio show.
Jim and Lauren pose in the American Dime Museum, Baltimore, MD, a
museum dedicated to sideshow and novelty nostalgia. Look carefully and
you will see an earpiece in Jim's ear - the photo was taken just
before WhipFlash! performed for news television
Watch as Lauren
and Jim work for
AND against each other in the following stunts:
photos below are from the Maryland Renaissance Festival.
. . .they challenge each other to taking targets from their own and each other's hands,
mouths, and possibly other body parts; they are constantly creating newer and more
perilous tricks which have never been seen before. Whips are moving at the speed of sound,
and the crack you hear is from the sonic boom at the popper end.
. . . these performers are well-known for being two of the
East Coast's most popular fire entertainers. each of the partners have her/his own
specialties and the REAL fun comes when the rivalry picks up.
THE BULLET CATCH
. . . under special circumstances, Jim and Lauren are able to present the death-defying Bullet Catch presentation. Please click title for info.
THE WHEEL OF DEATH
. . . The largest part to the WhipFlash! family of death-defying
and entertaining feats. A genuine crowd-pleaser, every second. Click title for more
information. The Wheel stands almost 8 ft tall!