An indiscriminate mixture of techniques including masks, pantomime, gags and clowns against a background of rhythm and surprises made it difficult to fit Manicomic into any given genre, but set a strong precedent concerning the Tricicle style.
We managed to have our public laughing even before we came on stage. The hardest part was to be able to keep them laughing once we were on.
TRICICLE – edition 1982 MANICOMIC was the melting pot of our training period: each sketch had belonged to the influence of several artists, and the combination of all gave us the unconscious formula to apply it, in the future, to our shows.
We call ourselves mime-clowns to avoid confusions with traditional mimes.
The opening was on April 27th 1982 at the Sala Villarroel in Barcelona.
I went to see them once in a theater in Madrid, and I will never forget that at the end, they each went to an exit and shook hands with the entire audience as they left. Great comedians and great guys.