A 2017 Best of Silicon Valley as selected by the editors of the Metro Newspaper!
GO! GO! Gong Show! is a free, fun, merciless, raucous, tongue-in-cheek talent contest hosted by Mighty Mike McGee at Cafe Stritch in downtown San José.
Yes, this show is FREE. And the food and drinks are reasonably priced! A great date night, if you ask us…
The Wax Wednesday Deejays and sign-up for Gong Show start at 8:00pm. Show starts promptly at 9:00pm.
A panel of three «celebrity» judges (notable local entertainers and ne'er-do-wells) are hand-picked by Mighty Mike McGee and are instructed to judge fairly, but from the gut. The audience can also attempt to influence the judges if they find the act to be mediocre or boring by chanting GO! GO! GO!..
PERFORMERS: Anyone and everyone gets up to 3:33 minutes to compete using whatever entertaining talent or skill they have. Our three «celebrity» judges will score the acts they like, and gong the ones they don't! It can be intense, but never personal. The winner takes home the grand prize of a sock full of $50 in quarters, a Certificate of Awesome, bragging rights, and San José's undying gratitude! Sign-up before 9:00pm, or message Mighty Mike McGee.