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"The Kong Show on TV!"

A hilarious show within-a-show "The Kong Show on TV!" comedy variety show features amazing performers from New York City.

Behind the scenes at KNG-TV station, billionaire station owner Maroney Sparks continues to plot the demise of KNG-TV with accomplice, station manager Madison Lynne. They've got a convoluted scheme to make millions by quietly selling the TV station at a loss. But there's just one problem. An international ring of spies, along with the FBI and CIA have developed an interest in the station. Plus, one of KNG-TV's programs "The Kong Show on TV!" is becoming wildly popular and attracting way too much attention!

Watch the behind-the-scenes antics of the staff of KNG-TV while, meanwhile In the studio "The Kong Show on TV!" hosted by the hilarious Chuck E. Baby (Powell Leonard) and the wacky Miz E, is being filmed featuring a slew of hip vaudeville variety acts with some of New York's most amazing performers.

  • Tom Bibla
    A freelance sound, light technician, editor and director who has worked on many shows throughout the New York City area. He recently completed working on "I'll Say She is!" a revival of the 1924 Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers.
  • Powell Leonard
    An actor, writer, director who has written for "The Kong Show on TV!", The Kong Show stage version, and The LionHearted Players Sketch Comedy Troupe
  • Powell Leonard
    Featured in the personalities column of the online arts and entertainment magazine "GermanyInNYC.org", Powell Leonard has produced shows all around New York City in cabarets and comedy clubs, including the Iguana VIP Lounge around the corner from the "Late Show."
  • Ella Louise
    Began producing hosting an open mic from the East Village's Planet One Cafe. Since then, along with co-producer and spouse Powell Leonard, has showcased some of New York's most amazing performers in comedy clubs and cabarets. Most recently filmed a segment of "The Kong Show on TV!" at Astoria, NY's favorite Irish Pub, Cronin & Phelan's.
  • Powell Leonard
    Key Cast
    "The Kong Show on TV!" - Chuck E. Baby, Frau Stassi
  • Maurice Kessler
    Key Cast
    "The Kong Show on TV!" - Mo Flemkoff / Agent Dos
  • Rik Sansone
    Key Cast
    "The Kong Show on TV!" - Maroney Sparks
  • Ella Louise
    Key Cast
    "The Kong Show on TV!" - Madison Lynne, Miz E. with a Z
  • Rene Clement
    Key Cast
    "The Kong Show on TV!" - Marty Portebras
  • Killy Dwyer
    Key Cast
    Performance Artist
  • Bob Greenberg
    Key Cast
    Comedian (seen on Saturday Night Live)
  • Irish Dave Cremin
    Key Cast
    Stand Up Comedy Magic (Performed at Dangerfield's, featured in the New York Times)
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Web Fest New York 2017
    New York
    United States
    March 10, 2017
Director Biography - Tom Bibla

A freelance lighting and sound technician, director and editor, Tom Bibla has worked on shows throughout the New York City area.

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Director Statement

The "Kong Show on TV!" is KONG-tastic! The show allows me to explore the storytelling in unique and creative ways, plus I get a chance to direct some amazing performers. The sketches are hilarious and clever. Much thanks to producer and writer Powell Leonard for having me direct this innovative new series.