Nick Leshi

Nick Leshi
Bronx, New York, United States of America
December 13
Writer, actor, media professional, fan of entertainment, pop culture, and speculative fiction. Contact for more info.


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MAY 19, 2012 11:38PM

Potter Parodies

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Saturday was my mother-in-law's birthday and we all took her to see Potted Potter, a hilarious stage parody of the Harry Potter series. The play, performed at the Little Shubert Theater, was loaded with laughs from beginning to end -- fun for the whole family. The two stars of the show, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, are a great comic duo, building on their improvisational skills and quick timing to present a fast-paced 70-minute show that had the audience guffawing and cheering.

It's not the first Harry Potter spoof and it surely won't be the last. One of the most popular was the skit on Saturday Night Live that starred Lindsey Lohan as a maturing Hermione, with Rachel Dratch as Harry and Seth Myers as Ron.

I'm also fond of the parody/tribute band Harry and the Potters. Imagine the Boy Who Lived as a rock star.

There have been many others, from The Simpsons to MAD magazine, it's always the height of praise when something reaches the pinnacle of pop culture fame leading everyone to satirize it.

Potted Potter is playing for a limited time Off-Broadway. It started as a small comedy routine in 2005 in the United Kingdom and has now grown into a full-fledged theatrical experience. Catch it if you can.

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Nick,thank you for sharing..I am a Ρotter fun but the theatrical Ρarodies as you shared it here seems an excellent view..It reminds me the ρarody of Rοbin Hood and you are right..After excellence comes ρarodie..Here in Greece,this Monday there is on TV the ρarody film of the '300' the story of the Sρartians and I can wait to see it..I am in comedies ....more to ρarodies..though ....Rated!!