The Comedy/Varietè Artists

We are in the process of booking the 2015 festival. Follow this page to see which acts will appear at Moisture Festival 2015.

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AJ Silver

Angelo “AJ Silver” Iodice, combines his world class trick roping with bullwhip artistry and boleadoras to create a unique high energy variety act. With his ropes, whips and bolas flying through the air...

Ariele Ebacher

Artist Ariele Ebacher is from Chicago. After getting her Bachelors degree in dance, she fell in love with the circus and tightwire at Circus Smirkus, where she trained with high wire walker Jade Kindar-Martin...

Bill Robison

Bill Robison is a physical comedian. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, an elastic face, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. He has performed on cruise ships,...

Bob Malone

Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and successful solo career. His sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans...

Bobs

The Bobs return to the Moisture Festival this year. Angie Bob Doctor joins Richard Bob Greene, Matthew Bob Stull and Dan Bob Schumacher. This is not your run-of-the-mill a cappella quartet -- not by a...

Christine Lavin

People in the folk music world don't need to be told who Christine Lavin is. Her most famous songs include Sensitive New Age Guys and Bald Headed Men and she is generally known for her musical comedy pieces....

Cirque en Déroute

Company Cirque en Déroute are clowns specializing in a wide range of eccentric skills including contemporary jar manipulation, tap dance juggling, and high level comedy acrobatics. Using a unique blend...

Dan Holzman

Through the years the Raspyni Brothers have become Moisture Festival favorites. Dan Holzman will perform this year solo. He is variously known as "the funny one" and "the other one". We're thrilled to...

Don White

Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller Don White is from Lynn, Massachusetts, "a working class town with an attitude problem". If you didn't already know that, he would have let you know when you saw him at Moisture...

Emma Curtiss

Emma Curtiss is a Seattle based acrobat who specializes in Aerial and Cyr wheel. Emma is a founding member of the IMPulse Circus Collective. She has worked in collaboration with the fabulous Acrobatic...

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...

Hacki Ginda

Hacki was living in West Berlin on the day that the Berlin Wall came down. He went, as soon as he could, into the East looking for a place to open a Varieté theater. Working with partners he created...

Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu is a world-class entertainer, juggler and physical commedian. People who have seen Lizarazu on Bay Area and International stages already know the Santa Cruz resident is a unique performer. As...

Jay Gilligan

Jay Gilligan has performed in 29 different countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör,...

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer is magic. She turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore and always does it with a smile. Jen currently headlines a regular show at the Wyndham Grand Desert Resort in Las Vegas. From...

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...

Kate Wright

Kate Wright has been training and performing since she was a youngster with Adelaide, Australia’s Cirkidz Circus. She moved to Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with a double major...

Lindsay Benner

"The joy and wonder of the present moment", that's the phrase that refers, in much of her publicity, to Lindsay Benner's greatest talent ... bringing her audiences to that place. That's a great gift. Lindsay's...

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...

Michael Davis

A third-generation San Franciscan, Michael's creative efforts began early. In high school, he was a published poet and won the school acting award. In the early ‘70's, Michael was intrigued with the art...

Michael Trautman

What happens when you put a clown in a room with 1000 ping pong balls? KING PONG! Michael, aka KING PONG, performs Magic, Juggling, Audience Participation, and the only target-shooting, ping pong-spitting...

Ngaio Bealum

Starting out as a juggler in San Francisco, and now a well-known travelling entertainer, Ngaio Bealum uses his great storytelling ability, his razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence leave audiences...

Niels Duinker

Niels Duinker first thought of becoming a successful international performer when he was 12 years old, and well before the end of his teenage years his dream had become a reality. Niels won a Gold Medal...

Raspyni Brothers

As one of the most sought after acts on the corporate entertainment scene, they appear annually at over 100 events across America and internationally. Since 1982 their intelligent mayhem has earned them...

Rob Williams

No telling what he has planned this time but the last time we saw this character perform solo at the Moisture Festival his act consisted of removing meat from plastic packages, peeling plastic wrap off...

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,...

Royal Famille du Caniveaux

Okay, the first thing to know is that the Royal Famillie du Caniveaux may not include all of the people pictured here. The second thing to know is that it might. Ron W. Bailey and Cathy Sutherland, two...

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...

Steven Ragatz

Hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as "impressive," Steven Ragatz has been entertaining audiences with his juggling, physical comedy, circus arts and general antics for the past three decades. As a ten...

Stoil & Ekaterina

An award-winning magic act from Europe, Stoil & Ekaterina have performed on a number of TV shows, cruise lines, hotels and theaters all over the world. They present a fast-paced, high energy performance...

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...

Uncle Bonsai

Speaking of Uncle Bonsai in the Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch said "... if there were an Ella Fitzgerald Award for Exquisite Elocution in Song, they would surely get it." and "These are nicely edgy,...

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...