Internationally renowned vaudevillians, Wells & Woodhead (aka: The Sons of Vaudeville) have a new show called Foolz: a character-driven amalgam of music, circus arts and comedy that demonstrates the power of synchronicity between two performers with vastly different dispositions.
Wells, the ‘dapper Dane,’ and Woodhead, the ‘bumbling fool,’ take the audience on a fun-filled ride where anything joyous seems possible. Their circus skills are in the outer limits, but the rudiment of their art is their ability to connect with the crowd. It’s not so much what they do, but rather who they are that creates empathy and pathos with their audience, insuring they’ll be wearing their happy faces long after the show is over.
Wells & Woodhead consists of Henrik Bothe and Woody Keppel. Bothe, originally from Denmark, began entertaining at the early age of three when he drove the family VW bug into the sea. With fortune on his side, he made a quick escape and was soon mesmerized by plate-spinning acts on the Ed Sullivan Show. This led to breaking mom’s plates and throwing dad’s knives in the wood-shop until he ultimately attended Aahus Theatre Academy to focus on the performing arts.
Keppel began his performing career with an opera company in Boston playing silent comic roles alongside some of the great singers in the world. He has written and starred in four family videos, including the award-winning Woodhead Save the Farm, which was picked by Sesame Street and Parents Magazine as the year’s best for kids. He also released a critically acclaimed CD of music for kids and their parents called, Mr. Woodhead’s Party in the Animal Barn.
Recent appearances include: the nationally televised Chinese Comedy Festival from Beijing, The HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, “Le Plus Grande Cabaret Du Monde”, (Europe’s top-rated TV show), and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.