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October 28, 2010

Can Andrew W.K. host a magic show?

Andrew W.K. was in Baltimore Wednesday night to host a magic show sponsored by Heineken beer called "The Most Interesting Show in the World."

TMISW, which is going to 16 other cities, is described by the company as an "upscale variety show," a phrase I would never associate with the metal goofball. Upscale, anyway. 

He was recruited by the Dos Equis, a subsidiary of Heineken, to lead a series performances by "eccentric personalities," including a Hungarian magician, burlesque dancers, and someone called Bubble Man.

Last night's show was at Bourbon Street, and tickets were given away.  

I couldn't make it. Did WK even perform? or did he just play ringleader? or was it just another illusion?

Here's to hoping he can add master of ceremonies to his long list of accomplishments, which already includes VH1 talking head, motivational speaker, and being a great fake blood model.

Photo: "I Get Wet" cover 


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Posted by Erik Maza at 10:11 AM | | Comments (13)
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I believe The Most Interesting Man in the World is a Dos Equis thing, not Heiniken. Geez, do you atleast google things before posting them?

Anyways, I heard it was pretty good and they were giving away free Dos Equis all night.

What was said on 98 Rock this morning?

It was more of a variety show than a magic show. And it was one of the coolest things I've ever experienced.

Dos Equis hosted and provided free beer to every attendee all night long. There were magicians, dancers, people on stilts, etc. A truly unbelievable night.

Heineken International owns Dos Equis

Seriously man? Dos Equis does the Most Interesting Man In the World thing not Heiniken.

Whats up with the comedy clubs and magic show kick? Did you quit drinking?

Show wasn't all that interesting, mostly because of the beer sponsorship. Andrew WK provided the backing music when the acts were doing their thing and then would do a song or 2 when no acts were on stage. it was more like 'the most mildly entertaining show in baltimore tonight'

Do you tell people you work for the Tribune Company or Baltimore Sun?

Don't forget kids' game show host on Andrew W.K.'s list of accomplishments: http://goo.gl/zQNO

yeah and Sportscenter* is sponsored by Mickey Mouse too.

it's Dos Equis show according to their facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/DosEquis?v=app_4949752878

*Sportcenter is a show on ESPN that recaps all the days sports highlights

Are you kidding? How is that not on purpose? Heineken?

You even link to it!!!!

So when Bud Light sposors an event, you are going to report that InBev is sponsoring the event? Is that what your saying? I just want to be clear for the future is all.

I had a lot of fun last night.
Andrew W. K. played "Time to Party," "Get Wild," "She Is Beautiful," "You Will Remember Tonight" and, of course, finished the night with "Party Hard."
People went absolutely ape shit during the two AWK "hits" (She is Beautiful and Party Hard)
The "circus acts" were amusing. It was all free and I think I had between 6 and 8 free Dos Equis. I actually had a lot of fun with my friend at this show. I went for AWK, but I would go back to this even if there isn't the "featured performer or host" is someone random.

now the real question is...was it Andrew WK or Steev Mike?

http://awilkeskrier.homestead.com/

I saw Andrew WK at ottobar a few years back and it was one of the best live shows I've ever seen. That dude is one hell of a performer

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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