Unique Derique


Written & Performed by Unique Derique
Directed by Calvin Kai Ku
Sound/Lightboard Operator: Aaron Aguilar

NOW EXTENDED Through June 30

June 2 – 30 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 2pm

Free FAMILY FUN Intro to Juggling and Hambone after the show! (20 minutes)


“I took my son three times to see Unique Derique.” — Bay Area Mom

“Mom, I laughed so hard I peed my pants.” — S.F. Fan

“Totally funny, uplifting and mesmerizing. I want my kids and the kid in me to remember the valuable life lessons I came away with after seeing this show and participating in the workshop. Lance is definitely unique and innovative, plus a truly inspiring role model and teacher.” — Anonymous Marsh Patron

“Derique will be back; remember the name.” — SF Chronicle Chronicle

“Derique…, demonstrated his rapid-fire hands as they passed over his body in a blur of motion.” — New York Times

“Leaves them laughing coast to coast.” — SF Examiner

“He plays himself and the result, percussive and dynamic, is exhilarating.” — SF Examiner

Just in time for spring…

Unique Derique hops over the bridge to The Marsh San Francisco for an encore run of Fool La La: Over the Rainbow — and that’s no April foolin’!

The Clown Prince of Fools keeps the fun going in this jolly circus-inspired celebration for all ages. Combining classic physical comedy, playful percussion, and electronic body music in a colorful clownucopia of delights, this hippity-hop, non-stop, over-the-rainbow romp includes “The Five Fool La La’s,” a delightful new video honoring five generations of family fun!

After the show, get into the act and join Unique Derique in a free juggling and Hambone workshop for the whole family and discover your own Fool La La FUN!

Artist Biography

Internationally acclaimed Clown Prince Unique Derique’s appearances span the globe in places such as South Africa, Scotland, Taipei, London, Paris, and Tokyo— and has shared the stage with entertainers such as Bobby McFerrin, The Temptations, Laura Nyro, Jim Nabors, Tuck and Patti, Lou Rawls, and Sammy Davis, Jr.  His television credits include appearances on It’s Showtime at the Apollo, the Disney Channel, KQED’s Spark, Univision’s Sábado Gigante Internacional, and he has hosted KQED’s Emmy-winning show Short Stories and Tall Tales.

Derique’s clown training began at the age of 15 with Berkeley’s Circus A La Mode, and later with San Francisco’s famed Pickle Family Circus and Make*A*Circus. This multi-talented artist’s experience includes several years as Program Director for Children’s Fairyland Circus Arts Camp, long tenures as a performer with the Bread and Roses organization and as an artist-in-residence with the Prescott Circus Theatre in West Oakland, where he teaches Hambone body percussion and circus skills to new generations of performers.

When not entertaining audiences as Unique Derique, Lance McGee is a Wellness Consultant and Mindfulness Coach providing support to Oakland middle-school educators, teaching stress-reduction and self-care practices with the goal of improving teacher wellness and teacher-student classroom relationships.

For info and bookings for Unique Derique / Lance McGee, contact: uniquederique@gmail.com

Press & Media

Photo Gallery | Press Release

Show Info

Tickets: $15 – $35 sliding scale | $55 & $100 Reserved Seating
June 2 – 30 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Saturdays at 2pm
60 minutes | No Intermission | All Ages

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • October 23, 2018 8:00 PMDurst Case Scenario 10-23-18 (SF)
  • October 30, 2018 8:00 PMDurst Case Scenario 10-30-18 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)