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McNeese Banners Presents Puddles Pity Par

Puddles Pity Party takes the Rosa Hart Theatre stage at 7 p.m. on April Fool’s Day, Monday, April 1, as part of the 2019 McNeese State Universityt Banners Cultural Season.

The “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” will bring to the Lake Area his heartfelt emotional anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex. Although it’s a Pity Party, it’s not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.

Deemed “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch,” Puddles Pity Party has almost 500K YouTube subscribers and over 170 million views for indelible interpretations of classics by ABBA, Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen and his unforgettable shmoosh-up of “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues.”

He has also collaborated with Postmodern Jukebox on several viral videos and performed for more than 16 million TV viewers as a contestant on the semifinals during Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.”

Puddles has toured extensively in the U.S. at legendary venues like the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Troubadour in Los Angeles. He has also performed many times in the UK at Soho Theatre London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with additional worldwide festival appearances at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe World, Melbourne International Comedy Fest, Just for Laughs Montreal, Belgium’s Gent Festival, Festival Supreme (LA), Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), and Bethlehem’s MusikFest.

All tickets are $20. Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors, and grants. For more information about the program or to get your tickets, visit the Banners website at or call the Banners office at 337-475-5997.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at