Unique Derique


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

December 20 – January  7 | Berkeley

December 20 — 7pm
December 21 — 11am
December 22 — 11am
December 23 — 2pm
December 27 through 30 — 2pm
January 2 through 7 — 2pm

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

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

The Bay Area’s favorite Clown Prince, Unique Derique, makes his fourth annual return to The Marsh Berkeley with a special New Years Celebration for the whole family! Chock full of circus fun, hambone body music, and playful percussion, Derique takes you on an unforgettable journey somewhere over the rainbow.

Also premiering his new comedy music video “The Five Fool La Las” celebrates five generations of foolish-family-fun featuring his grandmother, mother, Derique, daughter, and granddaughter. After the show, get in 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 appearances span 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 a 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 Theater in West Oakland, where he teaches Hambone body percussion and circus skills to new generations of performers.

When he’s not entertaining audiences as Unique Derique, Lance McGee holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy. His past work includes counseling youth and families as a Mental Health Clinician with Oakland’s East Bay Agency for Children, as well as working in Richmond schools with the Mindful Life Project. Additionally, he has led mindfulness training and workshops for non-profit organizations, colleges and educational systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, as a Wellness Consultant, he provides support to Oakland middle-school teachers teaching stress-reduction and self-care practices with a 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

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Show Info

Tickets: $15 – $35 sliding scale | $55 & $100 Reserved Seating
December 20 – January 7

December 20 — 7pm
December 21 — 11am
December 22 — 11am
December 23 — 2pm
December 27 through 30 — 2pm
January 2 through 7 — 2pm

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

  • December 20, 2017 7:00 PMFool La La 12-20-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 21, 2017 11:00 AMFool La La 12-21-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 22, 2017 11:00 AMFool La La 12-22-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 23, 2017 2:00 PMFool La La 12-23-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 27, 2017 2:00 PMFool La La 12-27-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 28, 2017 2:00 PMFool La La 12-28-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 29, 2017 2:00 PMFool La La 12-29-17 (Berkeley)
  • December 30, 2017 2:00 PMFool La La 12-30-17 (Berkeley)
  • January 2, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 01-02-18 (Berkeley)
  • January 3, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 01-03-18 (Berkeley)
  • January 4, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 01-04-18 (Berkeley)
  • January 5, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 01-05-18 (Berkeley)
  • January 6, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 01-06-18 (Berkeley)
  • January 7, 2018 2:00 PMFool La La 01-07-18 (Berkeley)
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Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
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