The Comedy/Varietè Artists

These artists are performing in the 2016 Moisture Festival

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Aga-Boom

AGA-BOOM is rooted in the unique European theatrical style and universal language of clowning, it cuts through the barriers of language and culture with the art of slapstick, the humor of physical comedy...

AJ Silver

AJ Silver combines trick roping, bullwhip artistry, boleadoras and humor to create a high energy western variety act. With his whips ropes and bolas flying through the air, he presents a dramatic...

Alan Plotkin

Alan Plotkin is a member of the Moisture family. He is never on stage but he and his video camera have been welcome audience members for many years now and many of us have benefited from his work. Alan's...

Alberto Del Campo

Alberto Del Campo, a remarkable and versatile acrobat, is leaving the show he works in in Las Vegas, the famous Le Rêve show at the Wynn Hotel, just long enough to join us in Seattle for a couple of shows,...

Alchemy Tap Project

Seattle's own Alchemy Tap Project was founded in 2012 on the principle that neither percussion nor dance is restricted to one style of music. Featuring choreography to everything from jazz to classical,...

Alex Zerbe

With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band. Alex Zerbe is a Seattle native and was voted t he...

Amy Engelhardt

AMY ENGELHARDT was the sole female member of Grammy-nominated, genre-busting, Seattle-based vocal quartet The Bobs from 1998-2011, which is when she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Her insanely...

Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks is an international circus and cabaret MC, performer, educator and director. He was co-founder and Ringmaster of Seattle’s Circus Contraption. He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine”...

Arsene Dupin

Arsene has been performing magic, juggling, mime and comedy for 30 years. He is the resident magician at the "One World Theatre" in Austin, Texas and our friends from that area (Magical Mystical Michael,...

Bang-Bang Boys

The Bang-Bang Boys are a relatively new comedy team made up of absolutely wonderful seasoned performers. In the late 1980s Jean-Michel Paré and David Aiken discussed doing a show together. The idea was...

Benedikt Negro

Benedikt Negro is a pantomime and clown who currently stars in Cirque du Soleil’s water show, “O”. He trained at Die Etage School for the Performing Arts in Berlin. Originally from Xanten, Germany,...

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Vaudeville East meets Vaudeville West when Bindlestiff appears at the Moisture Festival. Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus,...

Bri Crabtree

Gravity ceases to exist, the “laws” of motion become mere “suggestions,” and the crowd is transported into a world of recaptured wonder with San Francisco performing artist Bri Crabtree. Combining elements...

Brian Jones

Brian Jones celebrates forty-three years as a tap dancer and choreographer in 2015. Known for his tap dance company, The All-Tap Revue, and his partnerships with Susan Boyce, Jones & Boyce, and Donald...

Bronkar Lee

Internationally acclaimed beatboxer, drummer, juggler, musician, actor, funny man, and circus performer extraordinaire, Bronkar Lee has taken his skills to thousands of colleges, schools, fairs, festivals,...

Camille Swift

Camille Swift began her aerial training at the Aloft Loft, Chicago’s premier aerial arts school. She has also trained in Paris, at the Association Volaverunt. Her specialties are static and single-point...

Charlie Brown

If you catch Charlie Brown off stage and you and he have the time, try to get him to tell you a story of his travels. Some of the experiences themselves would be of interest with anyone’s telling but hearing...

Christian Swenson

Christian Swenson is a shaman of delight. A solitary performer dreaming out loud in the wilderness of the bodyvoice; he interweaves the mysterious and the obvious with immediacy, power and vulnerability....

Daredevil Chicken Club

Join Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth for their ‘Honeymoon Cabaret!’ In the style of Las Vegas lounge meets 80's pop melodrama this newly-wed couple is here to remind the public that Love Heals All Wounds!...

David and Alberto Golden Duo

Alberto del Campo and David Underwood, Las Vegas acrobatic artists, will present their skillful hand-to-hand acrobatics act. They are longtime professional entertainers and we are so pleased to have them...

Della Moustachella

A combination of clowning, physical theater, comedy, improv, and circus skills is how someone might describe what Della Moustachella does, but not Della herself. Instead, she's more likely to fake trip...

Dream Frohe

Dream aspires to move like she means it-to approach her art with presence and wonder and offer her audience a uniquely engaging experience. She has been performing aerial dance since 2007 and she is...

Duo Rêves

Duo Rêves is the creative collaboration of Quynbi and Eric Esteb. They have been poetically described by Edward S. Koizumi as "abiding in a dimension of dramatic radiance and diminished gravity." Ballet...

Duo Rose

The passionate, romantic trapeze performance of Duo Rose combines unique dynamic elements with aerial contortion. The seamless flow of highly technical skills and intense passion creates a fluid aerial...

El Gleno Grande

Glenn Singer was born in the year of Sputnik into the home of a rocket scientist, and subsequently raised by dwarves. No matter what humble circumstances he found himself in throughout his childhood, Glenn...

Eric Schwartz

Eric Schwartz's razor sharp, adults-mostly, on-the-spot wit combined with his exceptional musicality have made him a stand-out performer when appearing on the Comedy Central Stage (in Sit'n Spin); with...

Eve Diamond

Eve Diamond performs to evoke wonder, spark imagination and ignite the soul of her audience. Her ability to seamlessly entwine beauty and braun are ever present in her work (and biceps). Beginning her...

Freddy Kenton

Freddy Kenton was born to a circus family where, at 16 years of age he joined with his parent’s famous aerial act “The Kentons”. Dutch by birth, they traveled America with Ringling Brothers and Freddy...

Fresh Air

Aerial, ground, animation ... this group has worked for years to hone their art while working also to keep it fresh. We are delighted to have them join our springtime gathering for the first time this...

Fugazi

Veterans of Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, Stephan Choiniere & Lina Tabakova team up to present a new collaboration in an act called Fugazi. this performance has the spectacular choreography and...

Gazzo

If you have friends who knows a little about magic performance, tell him them that the British magician Gazzo is coming to Moisture Festival. I can then be silent and let them persuade you to take this...

Godfrey Daniels

Moisture Festival regulars know Godfrey Daniels as one of our own. We’ve met his family and learned his ways. We’ve come to know what frustrates him and what makes him happy. We’ve seen him struggle and...

Harry Levine

Harry Levine graduated Clark University with a BA in music and in 1984, he founded the satirical theater and musical group called Citizens Band. They toured the West and by the late '80s Harry added work...

Hilary Chaplain

Hilary is one of the founding members of the New York Goofs. They performed together in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space. She has gone on to be recognized as one of America’s...

Jason Andrews

Jason Andrews is a nationally acclaimed magician who performs in Las Vegas production shows, on television, works with Fortune 500 corporations on product launches and gala/ awards shows, and has toured...

Jason Victor Serinus

Once you hear Jason, you’ll understand why the Seattle Times classical music critic chose his name,, Serinus, for the genus of songbirds that includes canaries. In the world of musical whistlers, JVS stands...

Jef Jaisun

Seattle musician Jef Jaisun may now be better known for his brilliant music photography. He's amassed an estimated half-million images, predominantly of blues, rhythm and blues and jazz artists. While...

Kevin Joyce

Kevin’s Sylvester Dickey character has been a beloved Moisture Festival host for a decade. An actor, host, show producer and musician, Kevin composed the Festival's interactive “Moisture Song”, with...

Leah V. Jones

Leah’s fifteen years of dance experience started unofficially in her childhood living room and officially in the studios of Oregon Ballet Theater, where she trained in the pre-professional program for...

Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein

By the time of this year's Moisture Festival Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein will have performed his unique cowboy comedy show in 31 different countries around the world. You will see slapdash physical comedy...

Leland Faulkner

Leland Faulkner is a character actor, magician, and a mime artist. Early in his career he worked with Affiliate Artists as a corporate arts liaison in communities throughout the United States. For many...

Magical Mystical Michael

Magical Mystical Michael’s illusive and elusive logic still has some of his closest friends scratching their heads and laughing. You’ll see many of Michael’s friends at the Moisture Festival, he’s an easy...

Matt Baker

Matt Baker is a Guinness World Record holder, was voted Seattle's Funniest Prop Comic and has performed his comedy stunt show in over 14 different countries. He's appeared on numerous television show including...

Matt Hall

Matt Hall began his juggling career at the tender age of 27, after he purchased Charlie Dancey's Encyclopaedia of Ball Juggling and vowed to learn every trick in the book. Known as the “Juggle...

Maxim Voronin

Last spring, Teatro Zinzanni presented to Seattle a wonderful edition of their afternoon shows, this one was called "Big Top Rock: Dream On" in which they featured a number of young performers working...

Meraki Duo Acrobatics

Meraki Duo Acrobatics is a new partnership but Jenae Gerstmann and Dominic Eason have worked as part of a team for a long time now. As members of Portland's renowned Wanderlust Circus and the remarkable...

Michael Menes

Michael Menes is a visual performer who creates a perfectly blended mix of expert juggling, eccentric comedy, and evocative variety suitable for all ages. His performances feature exquisite juggling, mind-...

Miss Ekaterina

Ekaterina was born and raised in Russia. She began performing at the age of five as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian National team, competing successfully in numerous international...

Nikole Gramm

Nikole, a Seattle based circus artist, performs on a variety of aerial apparatuses, partner acrobatics, and trampo-wall, but her primary focus is tissu. She found circus arts in 2010 after previously spending...

Patrick McGuire

Patrick McGuire grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area but came to the NorthWest sometime around the turn of the century when he was invited to perform at the first ever Portland Juggling Festival at Reed...
PJ

PJ

PJ, (known to some as Jennifer Perry) is an aerial artist, a Pilates instructor, a Kinesiologist and a lifelong student of human movement and performance. She has now moved on from her teaching teaching...

Rob Mermin

Rob Mermin trained in classical mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau and has performed in European circus, theater, TV and film for forty years. He is an author, director, university lecturer,...

Ron W. Bailey

There are many people whose hard work and creativity makes the Moisture Festival happen but there is one without whom it wouldn't have been an option. Ron W. Bailey is an entertainer, band leader, singer,...

Rose-City Acro Devils

We are RAD! The Rose-city Acro Devils! We are a partner acrobatics troupe formed in 2013, based out of Portland Oregon. We specialize in ground and partner acrobatics, but are constantly looking for...

Rubbery Fish

They can dance, they are adorable with a good sense of humor ... what could possibly go wrong?

Saffi Watson

Saffi has performed in three shows at Teatro ZinZanni: In Tents, with Recess Monkey; The King's Wish, with Caspar Babypants; and Big Top Rock: Dream On! where she was a featured contortionist, a hoop and...

sara sparrow

sara sparrow came to circus through a background as a gymnast, an actor and performer in musical theater, and as a classically-trained singer and musician who also holds a degree in visual art. she has...

Simon Neale

Simon Neale- One of the founders of the Festival, gained his sense of humor studying the art of English Music Halls. In his teens working at the Holiday camps, along the British coast, honing his skills...

Slappy and Monday

Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley have been partners for 20 years. In that time, they have trained all the clowns for the Greatest Show on Earth, created the clown troupe The New York Goofs and Slappy’s Playhouse...

SNAFU!

Situation Normal until the arrival of Michael Menes and Leland Faulkner, and then the world gets turned on its ear. In the tradition of the classic American comedy teams, SNAFU! combines sketch comedy...

Snake Suspenderz

Snake Suspenderz, a quartet featuring vocals, ukulele, trombone, guitar, tuba and drums, call their music "cartoon jazz." They play a relentlessly quirky blend of novelty songs and hits of the 1920's...

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Sourdough Slim and his sidekick Robert Armstrong play Western classics, country blues, and string band favorites from rural America in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. You’ll hear virtuoso yodeling and masterful...

Stevie Coyle

Stevie Coyle's dear Granny was a pianist in the heyday of vaudeville, his mother played in mandolin orchestras during the 1930s and his father ran a radio station in southern California and brought home...

Swami Beyondananda

Swami Beyondananda is the cosmic comic alter ego of writer, humorist, performer and uncommontator Steve Bhaerman. The Swami, whose favorite yoga pose is tongue-in-cheek, is the spokesperson for a new non-religion,...

Tera Nova Zarra

Tera Nova Zarra is a nationally and internationally touring acrobat, aerialist, vocalist, and strong woman. She has trained under the direction of former Austrian sport acrobatics champion and national...

The Mouth Brothers

Two magicians from the Bronx to Paris, tip toeing on the edge of absurdity. Enforcing laughter through the power of silence. With over 75 years of performing mastery, resulting in a rare and unusual magical...

Thomas John

Thomas John is excited to be returning to the Moisture Fest after taking some time off to compete in America's Got Talent and tour the German variety theater circuit. Thomas blends comedy and juggling...

Tom Murphy

Knock 'em down, drag 'em out, laugh till you cry slapstick sketch comedy. Think: Buster Keaton meets Robin Williams. He co-founded two international touring comedy troupes: Mountain Mime and Klown Shoes....

Tom Noddy

Tom has done something unique in show business ... he created a new kind of act. When Tom Noddy first took his performance of Bubble Magic onto the Tonight Show in the early '80s (the first of 3 such performances...

TRIcycle

Lyla Goldman, Anna Zuckerman, and Leah Zuckerman have worked together as members of SANCA's Cirrus Circus for over 7 years. They've performed in countless shows throughout the Seattle area and have taken...

Wang Hong

Wang Hong’s name translates into English as “rainbow” and the spectrum of talents that she employs in her performance are as beautiful and delicate as that ephemeral play of light. She was raised in the...

zoom ----- Moisture Festival Volunteer Staff

This is a cropped photo of a fraction of the many volunteers that worked together to staff a recent Moisture Festival. Many of these hard working happy folk will be back to work for the pleasure of being...