Arts

Vaudeville Comedian Tomas Kubinek Returns To The Rialto

International comedian Tomas Kubinek brings vaudeville comedy into the 21st century.
International comedian Tomas Kubinek brings vaudeville comedy into the 21st century.
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Known as a “Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible,” Tomas Kubinek is a 21st century Vaudeville comedian.

Born in Prague, he and his family were forced to leave when he was only 3-years-old in order to escape the Soviet invasion. He spent two months in an Austrian refugee camp, then was granted asylum in Canada where he grew up. He saw his first circus performance at the age of 5 and had an agent when he was only 13. He started out by performing tricks and comedy skits in local coffee shops for the locals. He traveled throughout Europe in his teens in order to sharpen his comedy skills.

“I love being able to use all my creativity and observation and travels to make people happy and laugh. And I’m lucky that I have a job like that,” said Kubinek about his vaudeville comedy.

In his career he has directed, written and performed in many plays all over the world. And you can see him Saturday at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts at 8 p.m.