Mike Zohn owns Obscura Antiques in New York, and starred on the hit Science Channel TV show “ODDITIES.” Oddities is a half-hour documentary/reality television program which follows the operation of an East Village, Manhattan shop which trades in antiques and other rarities.
The show premiered on November 4, 2010, and airs on the Discovery Channel and its sister network, the Science Channel. Oddities focuses on the day-to-day operation of Obscura Antiques & Oddities, and stars co-owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson with appearances by other employees and customers. The store’s employees search flea markets, personal collections, auctions, and antique shows for unique and unusual artifacts.
Odd items bought and sold by the shop or featured on the show have included a mummified cat, a rhesus monkey skull, art made from nail clippings, and a straitjacket. Celebrities appearing on the show have included Jonathan Davis of the band Korn, Whitey Sterling, singer for the New York band Stiffs, Inc., musician Genesis P-Orridge, actress/comedian Amy Sedaris, actor Matthew Gray Gubler, artist Ann Hirsch, actress Chloë Sevigny, musician Natalia Paruz (‘Saw Lady’), video game designer and commercial space flight enthusiast Richard Garriott, director Lloyd Kaufman, nerdcore rapper Schaffer The Darklord, musician Voltaire, musician Moby, artist Cynthia von Buhler, actor/comedian Paul Dinello, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, and “High Pitch Eric” of The Howard Stern Show.
New York playwright Edgar Oliver has appeared on the program multiple times and appears in the show’s title sequence admiring a straitjacket. Mike will be showing some incredible oddities for sale, and some Obscura artifacts, along with doing a Panel / Q&A Sunday afternoon.
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza is pleased to welcome Mike Zohn on July 6-8, 2018. Mike will be displaying and selling weird stuff, doing appraisals, and buying weird stuff along with doing a Q&A on Sunday about collecting, history and great stories about weird stuff. Can’t wait to see you at the Boxboro Regency Hotel, in Boxboro MA! Free parking & Guaranteed not boring!