‘Mr. Chonkers’ – “I Have No Idea What I Was Watching, But It Was Fascinating.”

By Ernest Kearney — According to my sources, a “Chonker” is either a “human parasite that lives in the rectal cavity of a person” which emerges during the night to feast on a portion of its host’s bum before retreating back into the cozy confines of the unsuspecting victim’s fanny, or a chubby cat.

Interestingly, both are applicable to performer John Norris’ odd, very odd, really, really very odd little show.

I could try to explain it, but I’m afraid it would make my nose bleed.

Call it dopey Da-Da daffiness, call it zany Zen, call it a very funny waste of time.

Directed by Corey Podell who is listed in stable condition.


Fringe Award-Gold Medal-The TVolution

Mr. Chonkers

is playing during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022


The Broadwater (Studio)

1078 Lillian Way


Thursday June 16 2022, 10:00 PM
Wednesday June 22 2022, 11:00 PM
Friday June 24 2022, 9:00 PM
Saturday June 25 2022, 7:30 PM

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(NOTE: “I Have No Idea What I Was Watching, But It Was Fascinating.” — *Quote: Steven Vlasak of Beautiful Monsterz)

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An award-winning L.A. playwright and rabble-rouser of note who has hoisted glasses with Orson Welles, been arrested on three continents and once beat up Charlie Manson. His first play, "Among the Vipers" was a semi-finalist in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition and was featured in the Carnegie-Mellon Showcase of New Plays. It was produced at the NPT Theater in Ashland, Oregon and Los Angeles’ celebrated Odyssey Ensemble Theatre. His following play, “The Little Boy Who Loved Monsters” was produced at The Hollywood Actors Theater, where he earned praise from the Los Angeles Times for his “…inordinately creative writing.” The play went on to numerous other productions including Berlin’s The Black Theatre under the direction of Rainer Fassbinder who wrote in his program notes of Kearney, “He is a skilled playwright, but more importantly he is a dangerous one.” Ernest Kearney has worked as literary manager or as dramaturge for among others The Hudson Theater Guild, Nova Diem and the Odyssey Ensemble Theatre, where he still serves on the play selection committee. He has been the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards and a finalist or semi-finalist, three times, in the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. His work has been performed by Michael Dunn, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jack Colvin and Billy Bob Thornton, and to date, either as playwright or director, he has upwards of a hundred and thirty productions under his belt, including a few at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater as puppeteer. Kearney remains focused on his writing, as well as living happily ever after with his lovely wife Marlene. His stage reviews and social essays can be found at TheTVolution.com and workingauthor.com. Follow him on Facebook.


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