Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Berk, You've Outdone Yourself

What's better than a monkey that does origami? An man in an ape suit reading a book about a monkey that does origami!

Josh Berk, author of the scintillating and hilarious book The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, has done a reading of Prophecy of Days for his Master Berk Theater series - dressed as an ape. With an ascot. Verisimilitude is achieved through Berk's relentless dedication to his craft; he does not even break character to remove the ape hands though it greatly impedes his use of the mouse.

Behold! Prophecy of Days, Plushy version.

4 comments:

Kirthi said...

Wow, cool monkey suit!

Blythe said...

The jungle print ascot makes the ensemble.

Jody Sparks said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOWWW! Well Done, Monkeyface...or Kittenface....or Berkyface...or is it Dr. Zaius-face? Anyway, YOU RULE!

Jennie Englund said...

Not exactly what I thought of when you wrote of Mr. Papers--distant cousin, maybe-- but Berk's pipe being pushed into his chin and cheeks is hilarious!