Pinch and Squeal (Jason and Danielle Tilk) are a musical neo-vaudeville duo that bring you whimsical hilarity, clichéd sentimentality, kamikaze alcoholism and old-wheeze jokes. We have taken our signature blend of insanity from Brooklyn to Dubuque. We play a trunk full of instruments. We sing provocative and wacky songs that get stuck in your head.We tell extraordinary bad jokes that you hate to laugh at, dazzle with bad magic, and bring forth insanity from our suitcase!
Pinch is a professional accordion playing magician who performs constant groaners yet manages skillfully to trick your socks off in a refined not unlike himself character.
Squeal is the loud mouth, banjolele playing chanteuse thats been frequently called "Absolutely crazy"
"Pinch and Squeal is a duo that has mastered the art of flirting with bad taste and vintage buffoonery. It's Penn and Teller meets Burns and Allen. The laughter of the vulgar and the vindicated — and the groans of the oppressed — shall ring out during this vaudeville-style show. Editors Pick Frank De Blasé Rochester City News "I saw two shows last night, and both of them, though different, are now on my recommendation list. Cirque Du Fringe peppers its performances with classic cornball humor, but Cleveland banjo and accordion duo Pinch and Squealwallows in it. I mean this is "fill–the–bathtub-with-gin-and-gasoline-and-light-it-on-fire-before-doing-a-cannonball" wallowing in it." They opened with a couple of dirty ditties from the 1920's and one from the early days of “Hee Haw,” complete with a harmonized Bronx cheer, before going into card and balloon tricks, a tirade in Pig Italian (no, not Latin, Italian) that made no sense whatsoever, and a beautiful French love ballad where Squeal attempted to stick two audience members in her party dress.. Ah, show business. I laughed my head off. "Review from opening night of Rochester Fringe festival '17 by Frank DeBlase
Together they have played for audience’s of 20 to 1500, From The Chicago House of Blues to the Cleveland Museum of Art. They have performed with acts such as opening for PuddlesPityParty and PifftheMagicDragon.
ClevelandMuseumofArt, MuseumofContemporaryArt ( CLE) Jim Rose (of his famed Circus Sideshow) NYC's Murray Hill, the world famous Pontani Sisters, BrianNewman, Rochester Fringe Festival, Detroit's Theatre Bizarre, Pretty Things Peepshow, Super Happy Funtime Burlesque just to name an amazing few.
Pinch and Squeal's Wizbang is a custom 60 seat theatrical circus tent that can show up almost anywhere indoor or out! Fully equipped with lights and sound- we showcase amazing professional performers of circus arts, cabaret, theatre, dance and music. Each show is unique, ridiculous and full of non stop hilarity! Wizbang shows are also known to perform on indoor stages not just in our tent. Geared towards audiences 16 and up-childrens shows are absolutely available. Our home base is Cleveland, Oh.
We travel! Please contact us if you'd like us in your town on stage or in our tent! Clients include; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ingenuity Cleveland, New Belgium Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewery, Private events for; Proms, Festivals and home parties...
"Best of Cleveland" 2017 by Cleveland Magazine
Cover Story of Cleveland's Pressure Life Magazine; See full article here! http://pressurelife.com/biggest-bang-town/
Our future shows include;
Cleveland Public Theatre; 12-8,9-2017 and 2-16,17-2018
Fitton Center for the Arts; Cincinnati, OH 1-13.2018