Picard Maneuver: They’re two nerds you can’t help but love.
Named after an obscure reference from one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Adam Fanshier and Mike Hover have a unexpected, and truly unique blend of musical comedy, vaudeville, improv, physical comedy and audience interaction that delights audiences without fail.
Adam and Mike’s unique brand of humor comes from their very honest presentation of their personal lives. They are two nerds trying to make it in a world full of “cool kids”. Their message is universal; Life is all about being comfortable in your own skin.
You don’t have to be a nerd, or ever watched an episode of Star Trek to enjoy Picard Maneuver. Their act is more than a collection of ‘Fanboy’ inside jokes- It is an honest tale of the ‘every man’. Adam and Mike have a talent for making audiences realize that being an “outsider” is more than OK— it should be embraced! It’s something that Mike proves as he flirts with his unforgettable, and hilarious, “Wookie Dance”.
Picard Maneuver has been delighting audiences all over, performing at The Ice House Comedy Club, Flappers Comedy Club, The Improv, Tommy Rocker's Cantina in Las Vegas, and seen on The Wanda Sykes Show and CBS Comedy Cage Match.
Whether you were beating up nerds in high school, the ones thrown into the trashcan, or watched it from afar, Picard Maneuver is the comedy group for you.
Adam Fanshier - Guitar
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Orange County Poetry Festival: Annual New Voices
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008. 8:00 pm ANNUAL NEW VOICES READING Jaimes Palacio Hosts his picks for New V...Wednesday, May 7, 2008. 8:00 pm
ANNUAL NEW VOICES READING
Jaimes Palacio Hosts his picks for New Voices of 2008
The Picard Maneuver are two incredibly funny individuals (Adam Fanshier and Mike Hover) who play folk music while telling stories and riffing off each other with expert precision—much like the 60s’ Smothers Brothers.
OregonTrail.com - Oregon Trail Rap Review
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Today's kids live in a much different world than those of use who grew up watching TGIF, playing las...Today's kids live in a much different world than those of use who grew up watching TGIF, playing laser tag and getting out of keyboarding class to engage in a game of The Oregon Trail. In fact, some individuals believe that modern children's sources of entertainment pale in comparison to those of the 1980s and 1990s.
Some members of this generation feel so strongly about the games of their youth that they've taken to YouTube to express their beliefs.
For example, Picard Maneuver—a two-man comedy act from Burbank, California— created this music video for their original song, Oregon Trail Rap.
In the video, two modern children are seen playing Nintendo Wii and reading Parade magazine, both of which fail to keep them entertained. In the midst of their complaints of boredom, the comedians pop in—dressed in Oregon Trail-period garb—to school them on the educational games of yesteryear.
The rap touches on many of the high points of The Oregon Trail as well as some of the toys with which the game shared a time period, such as Teddy Ruxpin, Pogs and Pokemon.
By Mina Watson
Stars & Boulevards
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(Excerpt) Redefining the meaning of music and ‘nerd comedy’, this duo will pull from your suggestion...(Excerpt) Redefining the meaning of music and ‘nerd comedy’, this duo will pull from your suggestions and over four decades of pop-culture into one explosive musical treat! - Joseph Tran Magician/Comedian/Producer - Stars & Boulevards
Performing at California Youth Authority Center in Norwalk
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Picard Maneuver was kind enough to volunteer their amazing services to the incarcerated juveniles at...Picard Maneuver was kind enough to volunteer their amazing services to the incarcerated juveniles at the California Youth Authority Center in Norwalk. Their humor, originality, and dynamism onstage is matched only by their humanity, kindness, and approachability offstage. - Hannah Wehr Teacher/Arts Program Director
Star Trek: TNG Writer Reviews Picard Maneuver
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As a Star Trek:TNG writer, I personally I enjoy Picard Maneuver because it reminds me that I used to...As a Star Trek:TNG writer, I personally I enjoy Picard Maneuver because it reminds me that I used to be around fictional characters who mattered more than I ever did. Fanshier and Hover are a potent teaming of fun, funny, and song; and like the series from which they hail, they get better in re-runs. Beam up to them every time you can. Picard Maneuver: See them before Paramount makes them stop using the name. - Brian Allen Lane Star Trek: The Next Generation Writer
45 minute set
• Post Graduation Blues: A 1950’s rock in roll song about life after college.
• Phasers Set to Love: A nerds attempt at dating. Not understanding why Star Trek analogies don’t work as pick up lines, Mike ends up striping down to his starfleet uniform in the search of love, at every show.
• Numbers of Our Love: A love song that results in a love triangle that ends in comedic results.
• Rules of the Holiday: A ska style song, that helps the audience by giving them a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for the upcoming 3 holidays (song changes throughout the year).
• The Oregon Trail Rap: A hardcore rap about the Educational 1980’s Apple Software game “Oregon Trail” that is played by elementary school kids.
• The Ballad of Unlucky Joe- An Irish Folk song about the unluckiest man in the world, “Unlucky Joe”.
• Fathers Day Disappointment: Jack Johnson style soft rocker. Father’s day always gets the backseat to Mother’s Day. Let us showcase that!
• Breaker, Good Buddy: If Mike and Adam had gone to Trucking school, instead of film school.
• Drunk Dial: While drinking, ideas in your head sound great… Until you hear them out loud... Like calling your ex girlfriend, set to a country western beat.
• Love Hurts (Like a Bear Attack): A parody song. Isn’t it true? Love DOES hurt… like a bear attack.
• Trek it Up: An ode to where are name comes from.
• A Song for Every Occasion (Improv Song): Based on the old Buzzer Improv game, Picard Maneuver writes a love song for a couple in the audience ON THE SPOT.
Picard Maneuver “Acts”:
- A Seminar on How to Get a Job- (Don’t Go to Film School) Picard Maneuver presents their favorite Oscar Winning films, and why students should get a degree in a real subject like “law” or “money making”.
- Nerd Merchandise Infomercial: Picard Maneuver helps the common nerd with their line of new products in their “live infomercial”.
- Magic Act: A magic trick, which ends with Mike, trying to pick up on women.
- Nerds throughout time: Charts and graphs depicting the role of the nerd throughout history.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.