“Live From the Grave...It's John Belushi” is now:
"With a Little Help...It's John Belushi" presents to the public for the first time, a unique perspective on an iconic comedic artist, who was ultimately just a man.
Jack Zullo, classically trained actor, writer and filmmaker, returns to the footlights this December in New York City with his award-winning multi-media breakout hit of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Netting more awards and noms than almost any other show, including Most Unleashed Performance, Best Cabaret, and proudly taking home home the prestigious Producer's Award, “Live from the Grave…It’s John Belushi” is perched to hit New York this December, in surely what will be the most talked about show this side of Alphabet City. Zullo, a healer at heart with an innate desire to inspire others, tells the tale about a man who literally had it all, and yet, still wanted more. And, he’s not alone. Joining Jack on stage is a small cadre of incredible vetted actors, improvisers and professional musicians, all coming together to celebrate the life and art of late great John Belushi.
Growing up in the soft cold of a Long Island middle class family, Zullo, not just gravitated, he floated to storytelling and comedy as a means of love and acceptance, and as well as a way of making lifelong friends. Inspired by John Belushi's portrayal of Bluto in Animal House, Jack Zullo dropped out of University at Buffalo's prestigious Center for the Arts Theatre & Dance Program in exchange of becoming a raging party animal himself in a legendary eclectic fraternity. All that hell partying ignited the spark which would lead to years of research and writing to prepare himself to play John Belushi, the man Zullo would be fascinated with, cherish and eventually play on stage.
Immersing the audience in the 20th Century's greatest artistic and cultural revolution, through visuals of Sixties cultural upheaval, terrific characterizations of the personality types of the time, as well as a heart pumping SNL type band, we’re swooned backstage with the man himself, dangerously only a coke-line away. John Belushi’s greatest superpower was his ability to play the authentic in a time when everyone else was playing the facade. And when you think about it, Millennials, have things really changed all that much? “Live from the Grave…It’s John Belushi” opens December 5th at a very special theatre, live from New York.