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Feb 1, 2013 1:25 PM by Dan Shadwell

Physical comedian, "Avner the Eccentric," takes the stage at Cal Poly

The golden age of silent films made huge stars of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy.
Their physical comedy appealed to audiences of all types because they communicated in the universal of body language.
Tonight, a modern, silent comic continues that tradition with his own style of pratfalls, stunts, and physical contortion.
"Avner the Eccentric" is performing one show tonight at the Pavilion at the Performing Arts Center on the Cal Poly campus.
But before he takes the stage, Avner agreed to stop by our studios and comment on the future of body language as comedy...
"I think it's actually coming back," he told us. "There are just a raft of young people who are practicing these skills... not just doing the skills, but finding interesting ways to present them."
In a fluid presentation of physical antics, Avner dances; balances a ladder on his head; consumes multiple paper napkins; mends seemingly dislocated joints; struts like a peacock; and languishes, marooned on a wooden chair.
Joel Siegel said of Avner's show, "I laughed for two hours and the show only lasted an hour-and-a-half."
"Avner the Eccentric" takes the stage tonight at 8 o'clock.
Tickets are $24 for students, $30 for everyone else.
For more information on the show and tickets, just click on the links sections at ksby.com

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