Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Eccentric puppeteer and 'Tim & Eric' wildcard David Liebe Hart will do whatever he does at Detroit's Sanctuary

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 2:07 PM

click to enlarge CHAD COOPER
  • Chad Cooper

David Liebe Hart
cares about three things: trains, aliens, and finding love. But mostly, trains. The dude can discuss the Chicago Milwaukee North Shore Railroad — which, to his dismay, discontinued rail service in 1963 — for hours.

Fans of Hart’s eccentric puppetry and off-key vocal talents know that the Christian Scientist public access star-turned-Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! surrealist prop is a bit of a wildcard. For the uninitiated, Hart is a comedy icon and sometimes it’s hard to tell where the joke ends and the man begins. Regardless of where you fall on the comedic spectrum, Hart’s material has a pretty wide range. Again, he friggin’ loves trains, aliens, ghost dogs, ghost frogs, and pretty ladies (but hates porn). Experimental beat maker Whatever Your Heart Desires will open, along with one of Hart’s original puppets, Chip the Black Boy, who has apparently developed a mind of his own. Curious? Us, too. Scared? Definitely.

Doors open at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20; 2932 Caniff St., Hamtramck; 313-462-4117; Tickets are $10+.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation