Strolling and Stage Performance, Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister, Balancing, Parody Song Writer/Singer, Audience Participation and more! Looking for entertainment for a school, church, birthday/holiday party, organization, festival, nursing home, etc.? If you're looking for affordable, top-quality entertainment that all ages will enjoy, look no further! All In Jest provides a technically skilled comedy juggling stage show or strolling entertainment.
And… If you'd like something really unique and fun, I also offer a comedy singing act, as "Weird Gal". I write and sing parody songs! Everyone will enjoy my zany, sometimes nerdy, song lyrics, written to popular music you already know.
Price Range: $125 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 150 minutes
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What to Expect
Expect all in attendance to have a great time! There will be laughter, and wheels turning in their brains to ask me questions about juggling. "Have you ever juggled 10 elephants?" I never know what I am going to get asked. You can expect all ages to enjoy the show, too and for the show to be geared appropriately (all adults/all kids, etc.). If a juggling lesson is part of the performance, I take the adult or child's age and dexterity ability into consideration with what prop to use (beans bags or scarves) and how many objects to work on for their own comfort level. Everyone that tries will undoubtedly feel that they have accomplished something when our time is done. Not all children can learn to juggle in a short one-time session of course. It takes most adults some time, but I can do some fun exercises along with any struggling kids so that they will be able to juggle scarves with me, which is one of my favorite parts of the show!
I learned to juggle back in high school when I stumbled upon a book on how to juggle in my high school library. I was looking for a book on how to be a better bowler at the time because I loved to bowl. Since I had just seen a juggler on a TV special not long before this, and was totally captivated, I had to check the book out of the library and I forgot about the bowling book. I eventually had to buy the book because I was so in love with juggling. The rest is history, as they say. So, I taught myself to juggle from a book. I practiced many hours and soon started performing. I officially made my passion a business in 1989 and starting promoting myself locally as a performing juggler. I eventually took on the name All In JEST Juggling, which stands for Juggling, Entertainment, Shows and Teaching. I also learned to make balloon animals, to go with the juggling at various events. So I juggle, balance on a rola-bola, and I even write my own parody songs that I perform under the name, Weird Gal, as either a separate act, or a combination act with the juggling. I love doing both!
My son Stephen also juggles and performs. On occasion he joins me depending on his schedule and we do a team act with lots of audience participation and team club passing tricks.
Additional Booking Notes
Lighting - If performing on a stage, floor lighting would be preferred. Otherwise, house lights.
Sound - for small events I have my own sound system and cordless mic.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 19, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|September 29, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Autumn Bash - Strolling juggler|
Influences & Inspiration
Albert Lucas. He was the first juggler I saw on TV and fell in love with juggling.
My father. He was a funny man and always made jokes. I loved his sense of humor and have tried to demonstrate that when I perform.
My mother. She had a beautiful voice and in her younger days performed with a band. I like to think that my "Weird Gal" parody song act is a combination of both my mother and father.
Electrical outlet near the "stage" area. Adequate ceiling height. Performance area cleared off- I once followed an act that had hay all over the floor! Also need 20 minutes set up time and access to the performance area during that time.