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Wilkinson The Butler and R.I.P. The Undertaker

Wilkinson The Butler and R.I.P. The Undertaker

2 reviews

About Wilkinson The Butler and R.I.P. The Undertaker

I am a performance artist. I play a British butler (Wilkinson) who serves the living by day. And, I play an undertaker (R.I.P.) who serves the dead at night.

Wilkinson The Butler is a comedic, novelty act, performance artist. He'll add a humorous touch of faux-class to whatever event he attends.

R.I.P. The Undertaker is a haunting Halloween mascot and creepy human statue. He'll add that spooky element of mystery to events and in stores as he gathers curious bodies.

Both characters interact well with guests. Both can be functional help or environmental characters to enhance a themed gathering. Both can be played a variety of ways to cater to the specific demographic of the guests.

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Reviews

Wilkinson is the perfect touch!

By Steffi B. on May 9, 2014

We needed live performers to add to the ambiance of a large annual party, so we contacted Wilkinson. I wasn't quite sure what to expect- what we got far exceed anything I could have imagined. Wilkinson was punctual, attentive and stayed in character the entire time. The guests loved him, everyone loved him! We received compliments all night on what a perfect touch having him at the part was! Definitely would have Wilkinson again, and not just for a Halloween themed party.

Hired as: Variety Entertainer, Interactive Performer

Response from Wilkinson The Butler and R.I.P. The Undertaker:

Thank you for having me. It was a treat to be a part of such a well thought out theme party.

Great Addition to any event

By Albert M. on April 21, 2014

I have had the pleasure of working with Rick when he was part of Dita von Teese touring show and as a character performer for a private event I produced. He is truly one of a kind and a perfect addition to any event.

Hired as: Interactive Performer

Response from Wilkinson The Butler and R.I.P. The Undertaker:

Thanks so much for the kind words!

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $200 and up
  • Languages: English

Overview

If you are looking for something"different" for your next As a person, outside of character, Rick Galiher is very easy-going, accountable, on time, prepared, thinks quick-on-his-feet and takes direction/constructive criticism very well. He has excellent references from past clients to back up all these qualities. He plays the character as being easily shocked, uptight and a bit of a prude. He uses a convincing, British accent when in a setting where he interacts with guests. The gimmick has worked well within a variety of settings from nightclub events to art gallery openings to private wine dinners to Downton Abbey themed teas to birthday parties. He looks forward to making your next event one to remember!

Additional Booking Notes

I come with my own props and do not require any special technical support unless you would like me to MC, then you would need to provide a mic and sound system.

Bio

Wilkinson The Butler 's Bio

He first appeared in February of 2013 with Dita von Teese's "Strip, Strip Hurray!" Burlesque Tour with Prince Poppycock at the House of Blues Sunset Strip, Chicago, and The Fillmore in San Francisco.

He performed at the 2013 "Beyond Brookledge" event at the Mission Inn.

He performed the 2013 "Princes and Divas" show at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert.

He has performed at LA club nights "Evita, " "Miss Kitty's Parlour." "Inferno" and "Penthouse".

He appeared at a 2013 Halloween private party for the band, Maroon 5, at The Sportsman's Lodge.

He bartended at Copro Gallery in Bergamot Station for their "Naughty or Nice" December 2013 art opening.

He appeared at the 2014 and 2015 sober "Boom!" New Year's Eve parties at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium.

He appeared in several Youtube promo videos and in person at The Hive Gallery in Downtown LA for their art openings.

Here are the Hive Gallery promo videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PVBN7CVO4c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvdqZfele9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdIFmuIMmYs

He has been a personal birthday butler at a range of private gatherings.

He as been a character bartender at several private parties.

He has performed onstage with the singer/songwriter, Matt Alber at Azul Lounge in Palm Springs.

He appeared at The Angel City Brewery for a fundraiser for "Dogs Without Borders" Rescue.

He won 2013 The Grove Easter Parade Contest with his dog, Henry, "The Pampered Pooch" and was featured in the LA Times.

He has worked at Micky's Bar in West Hollywood weekly, as roaming entertainment, since December 2013. He has also appeared on their firetruck during the West Hollywood Pride Parade.

In March of 2014, photographer, Austin Young, shot him.

He distributed condoms on a silver tray for AHF's event during 2014 Fashion Week "A Donate Fasion Funkshion" at their "Out Of The Closet Store".

He has performed several times in variety shows at the California Institute for Abnormal Arts.

Here is a video of him dancing up a storm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrv9CsBQtU4

He marched in the 2014 Pasadena "Doo-Dah Parade".

He appeared at the sober "Sizzle" carnival in 2014 and 2015 in conjunction with West Hollywood's Pride Festival.

He has been a reference model for several photographers and artists.

He was a MC for a 2015 Valentines Day burlesque show for The Risque Rhythm Troupe at The Copper Door Club in Orange County.

He has served tea and crumpets at several "Downton Abbey" themed gatherings.

He has been hired to be a character chauffeur for several weddings.

He has worked periodically as a serving butler and doorman at the Beverly Hills private event venue, Hotel du Roi, since October of 2014.

He is the event brand Ambassador for Jabberwocky Foods Inc. and appeared at The California Hot Sauce Expo and was featured in article write-ups and local TV news coverage.

Here is a promo video for the brand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UfKFM_aB2s

He has worked periodically at The Cicada Club in downtown LA as the manual elevator operator and club doorman since June of 2015.

He will be featured in upcoming commercials for the Amazbowls Drink Brand and for the new app shopping service, Iwin.

He is going to be featured in photographer, Sam Fielding's "Performer The Book".

You can follow him on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/wilkinsonthebutler

You can also follow him on Instagram:
https://instagram.com/rickgaliher/

Here are Holiday Tip Videos from 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q38PYTD6_Wc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSOvpLyhseY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWHvNwzB67A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWi2_FEVGew

He has starred in his own Youtube short films: "Henry, The Pampered Pooch," "The Pampered Pooch's Date," "The Busy Busy Butler" and another film is in production.

Here are the film links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR6HL1zabog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLgWfk-5Qo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieZeMR4haWM

Here is a 2015 "XMas in July" Holiday Tip Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA0BsRR220s

The butler is ready and happy to serve YOU next!

Set List

I easily adapt to whatever the occasion/venue calls for. Typically, I discuss expectations/pitch ideas with clients prior to the event. Clients direct me to where I should be and the time frame in which they want me. I improvise within these parameters.

Influences & Inspiration

Silent film era actors, early screwball comedies, Mr. Bean, The Carol Burnett Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Downton Abbey, Are You Being Served?, traditional mime, and Cirque du Soleil style clowning.

Setup Requirements

Nothing required.

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