CLIFTON BRONSON ELLIS-MARSHALL IV, raised by the same greatness-promoting, status-defining, revenue-inducing pseudo-family as the late great Clifton “Ol’ Brondingo” Ellis-Marshall (followed later by C.B. Ellis-Marshall II, III & lastly, stepchild Jonathen Spiewak), was born into a plush life of privilege. Ellis-Marshall IV used his families’ fiscal clout and Kardashian-esque reality-television notoriety to catapult himself into the forefront of the ivy-league poetry elite. His notorious ‘Harvard Readings’ left crowds of thousands (not to mention the millions of online viewers) in an orgasmic, lustful fever of emotion.
Sadly, Ellis-Marshall IV, facing adverse reactions from fans, friends and family alike for his hugely under-rated spoken word release ‘Taste My Naked, Throbbing Words Deep Inside Your Book Pussies’, Ellis-Marshall IV vanished from the ivy-league scene, only to reemerge years later in Las Vegas, Nevada as a crack-addicted street performing sword eater. Eventually, after much encouragement (and a lofty donation from Larry Flynt), Ellis-Marshall IV started his arduous journey back to the top of the poetry world.
While still ‘wet behind the ears’ in Sin City, Ellis-Marshall IV’s performance in CCSN’s rendition of “Rocky Horror: On Ice!” has left many a gaped, dripping, Las Vegan mouth yearning for a comeback from this dramatic juggernaut. We can only hope that this bright star doesn’t explode before we do.