Unique Derique


Written & Performed by Unique Derique
Directed by Calvin Kai Ku
Sound/Lightboard Operator: Jacqueline Bugler

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

December 21 – January 6 | San Francisco

2018 Dates:
Thursdays at 2pm | December 27
Fridays at 2pm | December 21 & December 28
Saturdays at 2pm | December 22 & December 29
Sundays at 2pm | December 23 & December 30
2019 Dates:
Wednesdays at 2pm | January 2
Thursdays at 2pm | January 3
Fridays at 2pm | January 4
Saturdays at 2pm | January 5
Sundays at 2pm | January 6

No Shows: December 24, 25, 26, 31 & January 1


“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

Ho ho ho and Fool La La!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince of Fools, Unique Derique, returns to The Marsh San Francisco in this fifth annual holly jolly circus fun celebration for all ages. Take a holiday ride over the rainbow with classic physical comedy, playful percussion, and electronic body music in a stocking full of delights!

After the show, clown around with Unique Derique in a free juggling and hambone workshop for the whole family!


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
December 21, 2018  –  January 6, 2019 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Dark Nights: December 24, 25, 26, 31 & January 1
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 2pm
60 minutes | 10 Minute 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):

  • December 21, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-21-18 (SF)
  • December 22, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-22-18 (SF)
  • December 23, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-23-18 (SF)
  • December 27, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-27-18 (SF)
  • December 28, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-28-18 (SF)
  • December 29, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-29-18 (SF)
  • December 30, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 12-30-18 (SF)
  • January 2, 2019 2:00 PMFool La La 01-02-19 (SF)
  • January 3, 2019 2:00 PMFool La La 01-03-19 (SF)
  • January 4, 2019 2:00 PMFool La La 01-04-19 (SF)
  • January 5, 2019 2:00 PMFool La La 01-05-19 (SF)
  • January 6, 2019 2:00 PMFoo La La 01-06-19
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)