by Josh Gross
Most children's TV sucks for adults. But one exception is the genius of Yo Gabba Gabba, which uses puppets, cartoons, celebrities and psychedelic wonder to offer first-class edutainment that both kids and their parents can get on board with. Especially since the show was created by Christian Jacobs, lead singer of ska band The Aquabats.
The show features a wide variety of guest appearances from contemporary underground performers. Actors like Jack Black, Sarah Silverman and Elijah Wood have done skits about mimes and brushing your teeth, while bands like MGMT, Weezer, Ladytron and Jimmy Eat World have sung songs about everything from insects to how cool it is to use your mind. The Aquabats occasionally show up to drop a tune or two, as well.
Obviously, this is a show that needs to be performed live. That live show will be coming to the Morrison Center in Boise for two performances Tuesday, Feb. 26, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m.
And if that's not enough, the Morrison Center is holding a special presale today through Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $28.50-$48.50 if you use the promo code "SILLIES."
Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m.