Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is considered by many to be the greatest pirate puppet rock show in the world. What began as a one-off act in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, combining a puppet, a guitar, an accordion, and some discarded pleather pants lifted from the trash on 1st Ave, has grown into a behemoth of epic genius. Following the strangely endearing alcoholic pedophiliac murderer Captain Clamp on his voyage of self-discovery, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang weds dark indie electro punk to dark indie electro comedy, with puppets. Rape and plunder is just the half of it. Photo: Carol Rosegg

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang is considered by many to be the greatest pirate puppet rock show in the world. What began as a one-off act in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, combining a puppet, a guitar, an accordion, and some discarded pleather pants lifted from the trash on 1st Ave, has grown into a behemoth of epic genius. Following the strangely endearing alcoholic pedophiliac murderer Captain Clamp on his voyage of self-discovery, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang weds dark indie electro punk to dark indie electro comedy, with puppets. Rape and plunder is just the half of it.


Photo: Carol Rosegg


Jollyship the Whiz-Bang

Nick Jones, Raja Azar, and Sam Gold

USA (New York)

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