The A Capella Animals with snappy patter, funny songs, goofy moves and sweet harmonies. Seen on MTV, Comedy Central, MN Fringe Festival, Garrison Keillor's radio show. Some whistling- no dogs allowed. Kids love it; they are tough!
"Two wonderful singers with great skin tone!" Garrison Keillor A Prairie Home Companion
"Mr. Elk & Mr. Seal are the Siegfried & Roy of a capella songwriting." Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller
"Alot of fine, funny songs." Dr. Demento
Mr. Elk is a native Iowan and 1/2 Swedish. He is the taller half of Mr. Elk & Mr. Seal, and was 1/3 of Bongos, Bass & Bob with Mr. Seal and Penn Jillette. He is co-creator, producer, and lead actor in Bob's Holiday Office Party, a perennial holiday favorite in Los Angeles, now in its 16th year. He also played the role of Bobby Bean in Triple Espresso in many regional theaters over the last 9 years. TV: My Name Is Earl, Malcolm in the Middle, Cold Case, Ghost Whisperer, and Big Shots, to name some. Film: Contact, Paramount's quickly forgotten Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star, and independent films Take, The Lost, and Let Go.
Dean J. Seal is the Executive Artistic Director of Spirit In The House!, a non-profit theatre organization he founded after serving as Executive Director for the MN Fringe Festival, which he built into the largest non-juried Fringe in the US. Mr. Seal is also an ordained Prebyterian minister and a professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
"They bring the house down! A wild adrenaline rush of sound that keeps your toes tapping, even though the words are sheer lunacy." Bill Ervolino New York Post
"It's not enough to call them comics. The two are indeed complete originals. I've never seen the likes before!" Don Nelson New York Daily News
"Witty, urbane, unpredictable and entertaining!" Minneapolis Star Tribune
"They do cleanly hip, quirky a capella. The audience loved this stuff!" City Pages