Feast of Fun

From 2006 to 2012, I frequently appeared on Feast of Fun and was a guest blogger for their website. Feast of Fun (formerly Feast of Fools) is a Chicago-based podcast hosted by Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion that showcases celebrity guests, artists, musicians, actors, members of the LGBTQ community, and those who support them.  Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Fausto Fernós created the Feast of Fools in 1998 as wacky artists variety show in Chicago, Illinois. Feast of Fun grew out of an audio blog to promote the live show

As a guest, I had a mutli-year string of annual trends and predictions shows and often spoke about plastic surgery, Michael Jackson, Jocelyn Wildenstein, RIPsters, glitter bombings, and my own projects. I made 13 appearances on the podcast and wrote 20 guest blogs

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Photo: Jonny Gomez, Sean Dennie, Collage: Fausto Ferños

Appearance History

January 13, 2012
FOF #1504
Trends + Predictions for 2012

Last year people took glitter to a whole new level by updating the pie-in-the-face prank with Glitter Bombs, an arts and crafts attack against douchey politicians and pundits. Listen as we talk about what 2012 will be like by looking at the events and trends that made the headlines last year with artist Marsian DeLellis. Read More

November 23, 2011
FOF #1487
A Very Gaga Muppet Thanksgiving 

L.A. puppeteer and performance artist Marsian DeLellis joins us to speculate about what surprises we’ll find Lady Gaga’s Thanksgiving Special and in the new The Muppets film.
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November 3, 2011
FOF #1474
Glitterbomb at the Disco

Listen as we chat with Marsian about some of the things that did or did make it in 2011- Pajamapocalypse, Armageddon of Apocalypses, Trans-Modernism, mirco-fruits, temporary face-lifts, ironic junk food, and CashCats.biz
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January 28, 2011
FOF #1319
Trends + Predictions for 2011 

Today we predict what 2011 will be like by looking at the events and trends that made the headlines in 2010 and warping them into the future. Joining us is LA based puppet artist Marsian De Lellis – described as “a crazy hall of mirrors on which society can see itself.
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May 6, 2010
FOF #1188
Raw & Wild

Fresh off his solo show on a doomed chocolate whale, Marsian De Lellis is high on a rampage, after consuming platefuls of raw, vegan food on mother’s day. So try to keep up! Listen as we chat with Marsian about the wonders of a raw food, Biblical diets, the changing nature of being gay, drag queen Nina Flowers and Iron Man 2 the movie, featuring plastic man Mikey Rourke.
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April 27, 2010
FOF #1181
Woeful Tales of a Chocolate Whale

 Puppeteer and performance artist Marsian De Lellis is fascinated with creating stories in which childhood icons meet a tragic end. On the weekend of May 7- Marisan will perform “Fudgie’s Death” an excerpt from “Growing Up Linda” a puppet play based on his fictitious take on the Carvel Ice Cream family. 
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January 21, 2010
FOF #1128
The Bride of Wildenstein’s
Predictions for 2010

Have you ever gone too far for love? Ask Marsian De Lellis. He wrote, The Bride of Wildenstein, an entire one-person musical dedicated to Jocelyn Wildenstein, the eccentric New York City socialite who surgically transformed herself into the bizarre looking Cat Lady to win back the affections of her millionaire game hunter husband. Obsessed with aging, Jocelyn Wildenstein spent over 4 million dollars on plastic surgery to look like the ferocious lions and cheetahs her husband hunted in Africa. While most would gasp in horror or laugh at the tragic story, Marsian finds the humanity in her gruesome story and embraces the shame monster that lives inside all of us. Read More

June 26, 2009
FOF #1013
Stonewall Michael Jackson

Yesterday to the shock of people everywhere, Michael Jackson the man who will always be known as the King of Pop, died of possible heart failure at the age of 50. Michael Jackson leaves us with a legacy of great music, dance and an eccentric lifestyle. We’re joined on the phone by equally eccentric artist Marsian De Lellis whose body of work examines outlandish celebrity culture, and why people like Michael Jackson are hated and celebrated at the same time
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January 17, 2007
FOF #461
It Came From Marsian

Marsian! Marsian! Marsian! Before we boldly go into 2007, we need to take a thorough peek back at 2006 and examine the words, ideas and trends that shaped the past year. Today, we continue our “trendcast” with our in-house Walter Mercado, Marsian De Lellis. This guy is so psychic, he makes Miss Cleo look like Star Jones. Listen as we talk about the unreasonable prediction that the human species will split into two in the coming millennia, digital fashion hacks, new words of 2007 and which celebrities will come out as gay in 2007.
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January 16, 2007
FOF#460
Future Imperfect

Marsian De Lellis is in many ways in touch with something magical. We’re just not sure what that is, but in all his outlandish talk about full-body botoxes and Whole Foods Express at the airports, he makes a lot of sense. If you ask me, the guy’s a freakin genius. Read More

October 2, 2007
FOF#622
Baby Can Dance

On today’s show we are talking with our Los Angeles pal Marsian De Lellis… Marsian has been super duper busy studying at Cal-Arts getting his Masters in Puppetry Arts and working on a hilarious script about a ice-cream cake heiress and her woeful battles with self-esteem, addiction and space aliens. But today we’re chatting at one of Marsian’s favorite vegan cafes to dish the dirt and drop names on the bizarre in the global art scene and to talk about more fun predictions for the future.  Read More

Wig Show (a collaboration w/ Fausto Ferños), Gallery 2, Chicago 1997
Wig Show (a collaboration w/ Fausto Ferños), Gallery 2, Chicago 1997

September 26, 2006
FOF#395
Life on Marsian

Our delightfully wacky friend, puppetteer and modern-day Truman Capote. Marsian De Lellis comes on the show to talk about puppets, studying theater at Cal Arts, gender, and the war in Iraq. Marsian suprised me with these vintage photos of a collaboration installation we did for my MFA thesis exibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They didn’t know what to do with us. Marsian and I drove to the suburbs to get spray paint (you can’t buy it in the city) and spent two days painting this huge room SILVER and BLUE. The masks didn’t work too well, but the results were fantastic.
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January 6, 2006
FOF #216
Tips & Trends for 2006

The visionary “kweer” puppeteer and performance artist Marsian De Lellis a modern day Truman Capote, used to be really fascinated with Michael Jackson and his freaky celebrity culture… Listen to Marsian, Marc and Fausto as they discuss Tom Carvel and his ice-cream cake empire, cookiepuss, fudgie the whale, and his daughter Linda Carvel. Read More

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Marc Felion, Marsian De Lellis, Fausto Ferños, 2007, Los Angeles

Featured Guest Blogging:

February 5, 2012
SEPARATED AT BIRTH:
Bride of the Material Girl?

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(L) Madonna at the 2012 Superbowl, (R) David La Chapelle’s 1993 Portrait of Jocelyn Wildenstein

Is Madonna finally embracing her inner Wildenstein? If you’re like me and have a Google Alert on the Bride of Wildenstein, then your inbox is flooded with daily comparisons between the Material Girl’s (as of late) pumped up features and plastic surgery poster-victim, Jocelyn Wildenstein.  But at today’s halftime show, I seriously began considering if Madge was openly embracing these recent comparisons to the cat woman.  Her initial Cleopatra-look (complete with leopard print) bore a striking resemblance to a 1993 David La Chapelle portrait of Wildenstein. Coincidence? See More

January 13, 2012
Trendpocalpyse 2012

With the end of the Mayan calendar, will 2012 be the end of trends? The uncooling of cool? Or a glittery new beginning?  Join me as I look back on 2011 to extrapolate on what will be big in 2012.  Read More

January 12, 2012
2011: Year of The Glitter Bomb

Civil disobedience took a shiny new twist during the second half of 2011, with a sprinkling of glitter bombings that bedazzled a stunned nation in its wake of sparkles.  Thanks to glitter pranksters, or “the Glitterati”, as they like to be called, the “glitter bomb” hit the mainstream media and glimmered its way into an all but lackluster cultural lexicon. Read More

January 28, 2011
Marsian’s Glossary of
Tips & Trends for 2011 

What do Pajama Jeans say about the decline of American Imperialism, the weakening dollar, and the rise of China as both a super power and fashion center? When will the nightmare end? And what fashion atrocity will be next?  Read More

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Listener Comments:

“I love when Marsian is a guest. One of my favs and always entertaining. “ – Peter Snead

“I LOVE Marsian’s appearances on the show. Absolutely LOVE these shows. I look forward to it every year.” –  Rick Aiello

“I was at the gym (so gay) listening to F.F. with my headsets on when Marsian started to read the letter from a listener. As Marsian began to read the letter with that “little voice”, I dropped the weights and laughed so hard that everybody at gym looked at me as if I was a crazy person.” –  Rogerio

“Marsian is your best guest. He’s so funny and has such a strong point” –dc_gay_man

“If this puppet thing don’t work out, maybe Marsian can get a job doing cartoon voices.” – charlesver33

“Marsian, I wanted to thank you Marc, and Fausto for doing a show (partially) about raw foods. While I’m not even close to being a 100% raw foodist (or even a vegan), I’ve become fascinated with the concept for the past two years and have started working some of the principles into my own diet. It was nice to hear a sane perspective on the concept.” – verticalQ
“I love Marsian. Just wonderfully quirk-tastic!” – brian


“DL’d this in anticipation of Marsian’s upcoming 2011 predictions. What a master mimic! I can only do a few voices and sound effects, so I’m in awe” 
– seawall

 

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