By Vince Leona
Thanks to “Gangnam Style” by PSY, Andrew Kerling has created a totally unique male revue experience. It is unlike any other male revue in the country! Andrew had the idea when he saw the “Gangnam Style” video for the first time which was slowly becoming the most watched video in the history of YouTube. Currently as I am writing this article, “Gangnam Style” is now the #1 video in the history of YouTube. Andrew saw how the most viewed videos on YouTube were all comic relief dance videos. For years “The History of Dance” was the most watched video in the history of YouTube. So Andrew combined the Male Revue, and comedy. He now has one of the most successful revue shows in the country. I talked to Andrew about his Male Revue show.
VL: I have to say, as a heterosexual male, I really enjoyed the show.
AK: That’s the point! We want to draw in a mainstream crowd. Of course 95% of the audience at our shows is women, so we cater to them. But we definitely try to broaden the show enough where even men can enjoy it!
VL: The “Gangnam Style” finale is amazing! Are all of your guys trained dancers, because they hit that dance dead on!
AK: Yes a lot of our guys are professional dancers who have worked with huge pop artists. The guys who weren’t, I actually put them through a lot of personal dance lessons. The bottom line is that I mainly only hire elite athletes, and people in amazing shape. It is much easier to teach people with the drive and dedication to have those types of amazing bodies. Put it this way, the guys who are weaker in their dancing make up for it with their charisma. All of our guys love being on stage and performing live. They are 100% dedication to this show. They know that the sky is the limit.
VL: Do you have a bigger plan for this show than the local stuff you are doing now?
AK: The dream is to get the show on Broadway, and then eventually a residency in Las Vegas. We do 4 shows a week now and all of them sell out. That is over 1000 tickets a week locally. If we can get this show in Vegas where we have people coming from all over the world, I bet we can sell out 2 shows a night.
VL: You guys are completely original and different from any other male revue show that I have seen.
AK: Thanks! Yeah that is the goal. There are a million burger places, but the places that succeed are the ones that offer something unique. We have come up with something that no one else is doing or has done before.
VL: Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see you at the Mirage or MGM Grand one day!
AK: Thank you so much! The night we open, the tickets will be waiting for you.