The Comedy/Varietè Artists

These artists will be performing in the 2017 festival. More artists are being added every week, so please check back often for the latest news.

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Al Simmons

In the tradition of the great comedy kings, Danny Kaye, Spike Jones and Jimmy Durante comes Al Simmons - a man dedicated to the all but lost art of combining comedy, with song, dance, magic, sight gags...

Allez-OOPS

Allez-OOPS! brings back classic vaudeville acts with a comic twist. Married duo Rob & Miss Jane invites the audience to play with them as they dance on glass wine bottles, jump rope on stilts and even...

Ariele Ebacher

Ariele Ebacher elevates the art of tight wire, one moment gracefully gliding across the wire and the next moment kicking off her heels (literally) and breaking out in dance. She is the premier wire dancer...

Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia

The good but creepy doctor and his cool-skinned lover are remarkably nimble for those who teeter on the brink of life and death. Dr. Loligo Calamari and Acrophelia (A.K.A Jason Williams and Evelyn Bittner),...

Esther de Monteflores

Esther de Monteflores is one of a tiny handful of circus performers in the USA specializing in slack-rope walking, in addition to working as an aerialist and stilt acrobat. She performs as a soloist,...

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...

Henrik Bothe

Born in Denmark, Henrik Bothe took a turn from the road to becoming an engineer and strayed down the performing lane in 1980. He now engineers clever and unusual ways of entertaining audiences all over...

High Spirits

Moisture Festival favorites Jan Damm and Ariele Ebacher have formed a partnership to present a new act at the 2017 Moisture Festival. We know the quality of their solo work and the intriguing photo has...

Hilby ... Skinny German Juggling Boy

As a boy growing up in Berlin, young Hilby boasted no traumatic childhood experiences and exhibited no particular talents other than making funny faces at strangers and, as Hilby himself describes it,...

Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu was born in a small village in the Basque region of France, where her family has lived for over 800 years. ************************************* Iman’s early years were spent in both the...

Jan Damm

Jan Damm began performing juggling shows for kids in central Maine when he was 12 years old. Since then he has toured nationally and around the world as a professional clown and circus artist. Highlights...

Kamikaze FireFlies

Sexy meets circus! Bludgeoning audiences with wit, crushing them with whimsey, and tearing them a new laugh hole ... It's the Kamikaze FireFlies! Rob Williams is a Moisture Festival favorite. He joined...

Karen Quest

Dubbed "America’s Funniest Cowgirl", Karen has been blazing a trail since 1998 with her one-woman Cowgirl Tricks comedy show. Skillful trick roping, whip cracking and improvisational kooky cowgirl shenanigans,...

Lamonte & The Family Affair

This "serious funk revival" will get you out of your seat and dancing in the new year. Lead (from the drum kit) by Bunny Lamonte of Circus Contraption fame, the only thing larger than the number of band...

Naked Truth

The Naked Truth show band. Their name? We looked up Naked Truth on the internet and found this story explaining the source of that idiom since the late 1500s: Truth and Falsehood went bathing, Falsehood...

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...

Randy Cabral

Randy Cabral has been dazzling audiences worldwide for the past 15 years with his unique blend of highly interactive, action packed comedy and juggling. He has performed over 5000 shows at Walt Disney...

Rob Torres

Whether he's changing his clothes, setting the table, or just sitting down, Rob Torres has a unique way of finding absurdity in everyday tasks. His award winning international comedy has made Rob one...

Ron Pearson's Mystery Wonder Show

Ron Pearson has performed his unique brand of festival magic around the world for over 25 years. He is equally skilled at performing legerdemain for audiences of 10 to over 1000. Ron is a recipient of...

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,...

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...

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...