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'Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs' Premieres April 1

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By Monica Riese, 1:05PM, Mon. Mar. 24

'Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs' Premieres April 1
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Between Leslie and Kinky and the thong-wearing unicyclist, you'd think we'd have hit our quota, but the truth is, Austin has never been short on peculiar personalities.

And now, another one's gotten his own documentary. Esther's Follies mainstay Crazy Carl Hickerson – the hippie out front spinning a flower – is the star and subject of Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs. Crazy Carl's florist roots go back to his time as a flower salesman on Sixth Street, but he also ran for City Council a dozen-odd times, engaged in protests, and generally became an icon of what it means to keep Austin weird.

Beef & Pie Productions put together a documentary on the man, including interviews with Will Wynn, Daryl Slusher, Kerry Awn, Max Nofgizer, and many more Austin mainstays and original tunes from the Uranium Savages.

The hourlong film premieres Tuesday, April 1, at 7:09pm at (fittingly) Esther's Follies. The Uranium Savages will also play a set. Check out a trailer to the film below, and reserve tickets by calling Esther's Follies at 512/320-0553.

Crazy Carl and his Man-Boobs Trailer from Beef and Pie on Vimeo.

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