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Unique Derique
Fool La La: Holiday Tune Up

Live In-Person at The Marsh Berkeley
and Streaming Virtually Online

December 29, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022
All Shows at 1:00pm

For everyone’s safety at the live in-person show, face coverings and proof of full vaccination (2 shots of Pfizer or Moderna; 1 shot of J&J) are required at the door for all ages 5 and up; for those younger than 5 and/or unvaccinated, join us online through the livestream!

WARNING: For those who may be sensitive to strobe/flashing lights, please note that they are used in portions of the show

About the Show

You are cordially invited to get connected with some much-deserved holiday laughter in this most-unusual year as Unique Derique takes this annual jolly circus-inspired celebration to the Online World! 

After the show, join Unique Derique in a free online Juggling and Hambone workshop for the whole family and discover your own virtual Fool La La FUN!

Tickets (2 ways to Watch)

In-Person at The Berkeley Marsh!


Live-Stream through Zoom!

About the Performer

Bay Area favorite  Unique Derique is a Bay Area fixture whose dual careers merge the performing arts and healing with the belief that the world can be a brighter place, one breath—and one laugh—at a time. 

When not bringing joy to all ages as a professional clown, his alter-ego Lance McGee is a Trauma-Informed Wellness Consultant, Drama Therapist, and Mindfulness Coach providing support to Oakland middle-school educators, administrators, staff, and students. Lance’s work also includes training SFJazz teaching artists and other educators who work with middle school youth, as well as leading workshops on recognizing trauma-informed care practices and mindfulness for non-profit organizations, health clinics, colleges and educational systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. His past also includes school-based counseling for the East Bay Agency for Children, as well as work with the Mindful Life Project.

His artistic side comes out to play as internationally-acclaimed Clown Prince Unique Derique, whose performances have included South Africa, Scotland, Taipei, London, Paris, and Tokyo. With television credits including It’s Showtime at the Apollo, the Disney Channel, KQED’s Spark, Univision’s Sábado Gigante Internacional, and KQED’s Emmy-winning show Short Stories and Tall Tales, Unique Derique has shared the stage with entertainers such as Bobby McFerrin, The Temptations, Laura Nyro, Tuck and Patti, Lou Rawls, and Sammy Davis, Jr.  His clowny past includes stints with Berkeley’s Circus A La Mode and the famed Pickle Family Circus. This multi-talented artist’s experience also includes serving as Program Director for Circus Arts Camp at Children’s Fairyland, artist-in-residence with Prescott Circus Theatre, and as a performer with Bread and Roses Presents. His show Fool La La has played regularly at The Marsh Theatre since 2015, usually with a delightfully different twist in each season’s version. 

Described as “exhilarating,” the San Francisco Examiner has said of Derique, “he leaves them laughing coast to coast.” Hailed by The New York Times for his Hambone skill, he has also been lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle, who declared, “Derique will be back… remember the name.”  

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Unique Derique / Lance McGee contact: 

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 General Seating sliding scale
$10 Children age 5-12 (must show proof of vaccination)
$50 & $100 Reserved Seating
$15 per video link
December 29, 30 & January 2 | Berkeley TheaterStage
1:00pm | 60 mins | All ages for Livestream; Ages 5 and up for in-person show (must show proof of vaccination)

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

Health, Safety and COVID-19 Information
Our commitment to our patrons

Proof of vaccination along with valid ID
Face Coverings are required

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